Sunglasses for showing off in

1 mins
27 Jun 2022
Sunglasses for showing off in

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words Heather Gwyther

We could talk endlessly about the joys of summer. Festivals, doing less work than you’re supposed to, feeling a modicum of heat on your bare flesh – it’s all deeply satisfying. But, honestly, what we love most about summer is this: sunglasses. Sunglasses are great for many reasons. Want to parade the streets in disguise? Put on a pair of sunglasses. Want everyone to notice you? Put on a pair of sunglasses. Want to protect your eyes from the sun’s glare? Put on a pair of sunglasses. See, they’re indispensable! The problem, however, is deciding which pair to wear. We suggest having a full arsenal for all occasions. See below!

BACK TO THE FUTURE

BV1165S Sunglasses

BV1165S Sunglasses

Bottega Veneta Eyewear
£ 389.00

If you want to look slightly intense but – most importantly – sexy, we recommend these futuristic Bottega Veneta sunglasses. You can’t go wrong with a cat-eye frame and grey tinted lenses, after all.

THAT 70s SHOW

Suboo5

Suboo5

Sub Sun
£ 125.00

Want a sleek 70s vibe in your sunglasses? Look no further than this pair by Subsun, which have a tortoiseshell frame and orange tinted lenses.

BARE BONES

Our Legacy

Our Legacy

Sun Buddies
£ 125.00

Part of an exclusive, limited collaboration between Sun Buddies and Our Legacy, this pair of sunnies tick all the buzzword boxes. Plus, we have it on good authority the sleek oval cat eye frames look good on any face shape.

YELLOW (NOT BY COLDPLAY)

Shady 1.0 in yellow

Shady 1.0 in yellow

CHRISTIANAH JONES
£ 59.00

The Shady was the very first collection from CHRISTIANAHJONES. While they might not offer the best UV protection (though they do offer some), they’re a great accompaniment at the club. Just don’t move your head too aggressively or they might fall off.

MORNING MATCHA

Lu Goldie Matcha Check

Lu Goldie Matcha Check

Morning Matcha
£ 119.00

If you like a matcha in the morning, it stands to reason that you might also like a pair of sunglasses with a matcha colour scheme – like these! With an oversized square frame, they’re perfect for a retro look.

ICE COLD

Sub Zero Sunglasses

Sub Zero Sunglasses

Oakley
£ 215.00

These days, if you want cool sunglasses, you grab a pair by Oakley – that’s the rule. We mean, the clue’s even in their name: Sub Zero. Incredibly lightweight yet sturdy, they’re perfect for any activity or occasion.

CARAMEL CUTIES

Caramel Sunglasses

Caramel Sunglasses

Flame Lily
£ 98.00

We’re big fans of independent brands and, when it comes to sunglasses, one of our favourites is London-based Flame Lily. We appreciate the warm tones of this caramel pair in particular.

SMART MOVE

Sugi Sunglasses

Sugi Sunglasses

Brain Dead
£ 180.00

Funnily for a brand called ‘Brain Dead’ these Sugi sunglasses – which feature sustainably-sourced and biodegradable cellulose acetate frames – will actually make you look quite smart. But, best of all, they offer complete UV protection.

LACK OF CONVENTION

Shady 3LW In Black

Shady 3LW In Black

Christianah Jones
£ 69.00

A core part of the Blade aesthetic has to be the teeny black sunglasses. Nobody does it better right now than Black British designer Christianah Jones. She rose to fame via Depop and now her glasses have been worn by the likes of Beyonce and Billie Eilish. These upturned 3LW’s, inspired by the 90s pop group of the same name, add a little uniqueness to the traditional small sunglasses.

All products are selected independently by our editors. If you purchase anything through this article, Woo may earn an affiliate commission.

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