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

Celine, £310. sunglasshut.com

linda farrow

Linda Farrow x The Attico, £190. brownsfashion.com

Specifications

The Specs, £55.56. lespecs.com

DMY by DMY

DMY by DMY, £140. selfridges.com

Anine Bing

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colored lenses

Jimmy enough

Jimmy enough, £129. jimmyfairly.fr

Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta, £295. brownsfashion.com

jacquemus

Jack, £300. Selfridges.com

Dior

Dior, £370. mytheresa.com

Year 2000 revival

Hot futures

Hot futures, £105. hotfutures.com

ASOS

ASOS model, £14. asos.com

Ace and Tate

Ace & Tate, £200. aceandtate.com

Navy blue

Blumarine, £16. blumarine.com

Chloe

Chloe, £355. brownsfashion.com

Lasting Shade

James Ay

James Ay, £140. jamesay.com

Akila

Akila, £85. akila.la

Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo, £219. ferragamo.com

Palace

Pala, £110. palaeyewear.com

finlay

Finlay, £150. finlayandco.com

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