Sunglasses are an essential part of any outfit at the moment, with the current spell of good weather expected to last until next week.
We hope this means – based on absolutely no evidence whatsoever – that we’re in for a gloriously long summer, with months of blindingly bright sunshine on the way.
So what’s hot in the eyewear department this season? Here are the major trends you need to know about…
The 1970s is a massive influence in fashion and beauty at the moment, from shaggy haircuts and suede handbags to flared jeans.
That means a pair of aviators is the ideal accessory, either classic metal frames or chunky styles, as seen on Ewan McGregor playing fashion designer Halston in the new hit series on Netflix.
Dune Ontop Gold Aviator Sunglasses
Carrera 173/S Sunglasses, Fashion Eyewear
Crew Clothing Men’s Blue Aviator Sunglasses
For the ultimate in eyewear glamour, complete your summer look with a pair of cat eye sunglasses.
As seen on the spring/summer catwalks, this season’s feline frames are slim and sophisticated, or big and bold.
Gigi Studios Walker Tortoise Sunglasses
Dune Galissas Black Cat Eye Sunglasses
Looking to make a statement with your shades? There’s nothing subtle about these super-sized sunnies.
A refreshing change after the dominance of the micro sunglasses trend, you can now once again hide your tired eyes behind huge angular frames and call it fashion.
Oliver Bonas Japan Blue Ombre Acetate Square Sunglasses; Paradise Print & Embroidery Pink Cotton T-Shirt
River Island Black Oversized Square Sunglasses
Accessorize Hope Hexagon Sunglasses
Another retro trend that’s blown up – literally – on the catwalks, round sunglasses are of the oversized variety this season.
Pretty pastel hues and see-through frames give a delightfully summery vibe to this look.
Izipizi #G Sun Stone Sunglasses; #G Sun Stone Junior Sunglasses
Stella McCartney SC40002I Shiny Crystal Pink Sunglasses, Fashion Eyewear