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The Ultimate Guide to Sunglasses

October 17, 2023

Designer sunglasses play an important role in our daily sartorial style. Absolutely essential in protecting our eyes from sun damage, they also add an edge to an outfit making a quality pair of sunglasses the ultimate accessory all year round.

With so many materials and shapes available now, we’re here to break down why our favourites below will never fail to impress (and protect). Whether you love a cat-eye or a modern geometric design, there's a sunglass style for everyone. Read on to discover our curation and how to select the perfect pair for you!


Adding a sense of elegance to even the most relaxed of outfits, a cat-eye frame should be present in every sunglasses collection. From sleek and understated to a bold, logo-detailed statement pair this style will add polish and refinement. Lean on classic black and warm tortoiseshell iterations for a chic addition to your every day wardrobe.

Best for: Particularly good on heart shaped faces but suitable for everyone - just make sure you choose a style where the upper tips are balanced with the proportion of your face.


Always seen on Kaia Gerber, paired with a cropped white t-shirt and low slung jeans, an elongated ‘squashed’ oval design will elevate your off-duty style. Add refinement to your look with classic black or creamy white frames, or lean towards a modern edge with transparent frames and warm brown tinted lenses.

Best for: Diamond and rectangular shaped faces, but again, it’s all about proportion - find a pair that frames the width of your face perfectly.


For a sunglass that will add instant polished appeal, look no further than the classic aviator. Updated from their original wire frames, you'll now find these stylish vacation essentials crafted in mottled tortoiseshell acetates and featuring a rainbow of vintage-inspired lenses. Of course we can't go past the new classic gold-toned metal framed iterations from Bottega Veneta - an absolute accessory staple.

Best for: once again, a style that suits everyone. Play around to find the perfect shape and proportion for you as we are seeing this style ranging from small to oversized and everything in-between.


Take a cue from Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta and Celine and invest in a visor shade. These large yet lightweight sunglasses frame the face and offer incredible UV protection. From strong square silhouettes to vintage-inspired round frames, big and bold, oversized and visor sunglasses will hide even the most tired eyes. A mainstay in our curated sunglasses collection, Saint Laurent's Kate frames will ease you in to the oversized look or for statement making style, with a touch of the brand's signature shade of green, add Bottega Veneta's Mask frame to your daily rotation.

Best for: someone not afraid to make a statement!


With mini dresses and strappy sandals or crisp shirting and wide-leg pants, in recent years sleek square frames have become a go-to style for both on and off-duty days. Perfectly framing the face, and adding a sophisticated nonchalance to your outfit, look to Balenciaga for timeless styles for every day.

Best for: once again, a style that works for everyone provided the balance of the proportion and face is achieved. More square in the face, opt for a frame with lightly curved corners; rounder in the face, balance your features with a squarer style.

Nothing feels as good as a great pair of sunglasses - Update your collection today with our stunning curation from Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta and Balenciaga, available in store and online.

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