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Throw some shade… using our guide to SS18’s sunglasses

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WORDS BY ALEXANDRA RHODES

 

Congratulations, you made it - today is officially the first day of spring! So celebrate those extra hours of sunlight... with a round-up of the season’s best shades. From matrix sunglasses to reflective retro frames, these are the styles to know now.

 

The extreme cat eye

If you’re looking to sharpen up in the sartorial stakes, opt for the extreme cat eye – a fresher take on its classic counterpart, and a fashion breakout for SS18. 

Shop the look: Le Specs Sunglasses

 

Sci-fi inspired

Until recently, super slim, sci-fi-inspired shades remained trapped in the Matrix, but now they’re making an impact in the real world too, on everyone from Bella Hadid to Rihanna.

Shop the look: Kuboraum Sunglasses

 

Old-school shapes

Who could forget Audrey Hepburn coquettishly peeking over her sunglasses in the opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Clearly not the designers at Céline who created the French label’s best-selling, and oh-so-covetable, Audrey frames.

Shop the look: Céline Audrey Sunglasses

 

Rainbow hues

If coloured lenses immediately conjure up images of Ali G, it’s time to reframe your viewpoint. A full-on rainbow of shades was out in full force during fashion month, for those #filterneeded days.

 

Shop the look: Linda Farrow Sunglasses

 

Reflective lenses

Ever since we saw Caroline Daur’s noughties-style shield shades on the streets of New York, we’ve been reflecting on the merits of mirrored lenses. This pair from Retrosuperfuture tick all the boxes.

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