Sunglasses are an essential accessory. Not only do they act as protection from the harmful rays of the sun but from beach to ski slope they are the very visible finishing touch to your outfit. Consider jewel encrusted frames, chic retro designs or styles that are bursting with colour. Here is our guide to the hottest sunglasses trends.

[1] Colour Pop

How about wearing a pair of sunglasses that matches or contrasts with your outfit? Coloured frames have become increasingly popular over the past year with a veritable rainbow of colours hitting the market in every hue and style. Choose from animal prints, stripes and spots and camouflage designs to suit your mood.

[2] Bejewelled

Frames sparkling with crystal embellishments are available to suit all tastes. How far you want to go is up to you; choose from subtle decoration to full blown fashionista styling. Diamante is the most popular decoration but glamorous gold tones and glittering stones are also an option. 

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[4] Retro Chic

Always popular, the retro chic look is bang on trend featuring classic vintage designs that have been given a modern makeover. Over sized frames, especially the cat’s eye shape for women and D-Frames for men, are ideal for adding some understated charm to your outfit.

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[3] Sports Luxe

High performance frames and designs for those of you who like to be active in the sun or on the slope. These sunglasses tend to have a high spec construction that uses light alloys, spring hinges and a wrap around lens that offers temple protection.

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[5] Aviator

Probably the most classic frame shape on the market and an icon of sunglass design, the aviator is also known as the pilot, the profession which inspired its creation. A simple and elegant design, the aviator is ideal for every day wear.