BWA’s Guide to Summer Sunglasses

We are pretty spoilt for choice when it comes to choice in styles of sunglasses, but sometimes it feels like the possibilities are overwhelming. If you’re like us and are sunglasses obsessed you’ll love our comprehensive how-to guide on the best styles for this season. Check out our picks below.

Cat Eye:

A throwback to the accessories of the 50’s and 60’s, this teams perfectly with the blossoming 60’s trends thanks in part to Mad Men. This style is best suited to are square and heart shaped. We have seen this trend on runways from Jeremy Scott to Dior. Check out some celebs working the look and our shopping guide below and some celebs sporting the look.

1. Tops Black Vintage Sunnies $20.00 at Giantvintage.com 2. Blink Black Cat Eye Sunnies $20.00 at Giantvintage.com 3. Muk Muk Cat Eye Frame $14.00 at Asos.com 4. Pointy Cat Eye Sunnies $17.50 at Asos.com

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Ray Ban Inspired:

You cant go past a classic wayfarer style sunnies and the recently popular vintage look, a sign that some trends from the 80’s are here to stay. In our personal opinion, this style suits all face shapes. This look is a staple in the arsenal of many a stylish celeb, think Rachel Bilson or Nicole Richie.

1. Rayban Wayfarer $200.00 at Asos.com 2.  Toledo Tortoise Sunnies $12.00 at GiantVintage.com 3. Faded Frame Sunnies $20.69 at Asos.com 4. Dylan Black Sunnies $12.00 at GiantVintage.com

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Retro:

A dazzling array of patterns and colours is available in this trend. From the oversized Jackie O classics to punk-inspired chic, all inspire a sense of glamour and sophisitication. The best thing about this trend is your choice of frame shape to suit your face. This look has been popular in the fashion world recently with designers like Jeremy Scott sending them down the runways. Check out our fave picks, and models to celebs alike wearing the look.

1. Sarroff Candy Sunglasses $15.00 at Freez.com 2. Floral Print Retro Sunglasses $6.00 at Asos.com 3. Kings Rd Tortoise Sunnies $20.00 at GiantVintage.com 4. Pop White/Dark Lense Sunglasses $12.00 at GiantVintage.com

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White or Red:

We are loving the solid colour block sunnies particularly in white and red frames for this summer, that have made a comback from the 80’s in the last few months. Check out our top picks online below, and the look on some of our fave sunnies obsessed celebs.

1. Rayban White on Black Wayfarers $200.00 at Asos.com 2. Apollo Sunglasses $20.00 at GiantVintage.com 3. Perv Eyewear Red Gloss Sunnies $29.95 at Birdmotel.com 4. Cartoon White Sunglasses $12.00 at GiantVintage.com 

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Images: Zimbio.com, Celebritysunnies.com, Justjared.com, Elle.uk

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  • Reply jenniekellett Tuesday 11th October, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Wish I could pull these styles off

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