The new season sunglasses to buy now

What’s it like to put on a really good pair of sunglasses that makes you feel instantly cooler? A super sleek pair of shades has the power to uplift a mood and elevate a look, while making you feel just that little bit invincible. It’s no wonder Steve McQueen, Elton John and John Lennon have all made it a part of their trademark and Anna Wintour never takes it off.

Jimmy enough

With a heat wave looming and horizons strewn about by the holidays, now is the time to pick out your perfect pair. But which one to choose? Fans of classic cat eyes might consider switching to an oval silhouette, spotted by Hailey Beiber and Bella Hadid in recent weeks. Celine ditched a great oval shape for SS22, while Australian brand Le Specs offer an equally charming style for a fraction of the price. Elsewhere, colored lenses have replaced colored frames as a versatile way to see things across the spectrum.

linda farrow

Perhaps the most exciting summer 2022 eyewear is made from eco-friendly materials; look to brands like Akile, Pala, Clean Waves and James Ay who make frames from plants and ocean plastic.

The ongoing Y2K revival brings with it large, sporty shield-like silhouettes, like those seen on the Balenciaga and Paris Hilton runway circa 2000, and a return to rimless, pastel-hued lenses, which accompanied every other look at the show. Blumarine. If you are looking for a muse, Britney and Anastasia from the early 2000s are your muses.

all oval


Celine, £310.

linda farrow

Linda Farrow x The Attico, £190.


The Specs, £55.56.


DMY by DMY, £140.

Anine Bing


colored lenses

Jimmy enough

Jimmy enough, £129.

Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta, £295.


Jack, £300.


Dior, £370.

Year 2000 revival

Hot futures

Hot futures, £105.


ASOS model, £14.

Ace and Tate

Ace & Tate, £200.

Navy blue

Blumarine, £16.


Chloe, £355.

Lasting Shade

James Ay

James Ay, £140.


Akila, £85.

Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo, £219.


Pala, £110.


Finlay, £150.

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