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Our Edit Of The Coolest Designer Sunnies To Rep This Season

Shade your eyes fashionably with these 15 picks.

Sunglasses can be a fun way to jazz up your overall outfit, but the best pieces serve a dual role besides being a fashion statement: they protect your peepers from sun damage as well. And with Singapore’s weather being notoriously hot at times, these babies will physically shield your skin and also prevent wrinkles that form from continuous squinting.

A tip: make sure you get one that blocks 100% of UV rays, and go for over-sized and wraparound frames that offer more coverage for the soft tissue around your eyes. We’ve pulled together 15 options that tick all the right boxes. Trust us, we’ve got you covered.

Andy Wolf, £260 (S$467), Net-a-Porter
Be adventurous and go with an octagon-frame acetate pair. Don’t stop there, go one up with this piece by Andy Wolf that’s in a eye-catching sunshine yellow hue. Le Specs, £75 (S$135), via Net-a-Porter
Boy will this pair make you look fierce! With a bold dash of blue and a futuristic design, go with this if you want to stand out. Gentle Monster, US$260 (S$352)
Take #geekchic to a whole new level with this oval pair of sunglasses. The silver wire frames and green tinted lenses are 100% retro. Balenciaga, US$515 (S$698), via Moda Operandi
The ’90s logomania trend is back, and Balenciaga is showing its support for it with this pair of shades. Sleek and understated, they work great as an everyday staple. Valentino, S$445, via Mytheresa
Channel girly chic with this quirky pair of circular sunglasses that come in a bold red shade. Pair them with a floral mini dress and baby pink sneakers for a brunch date. Gucci, US$1,085 (S$1,470)
One word: Wow. Turn heads with this pair of over-sized shades that come with a mask-like shape and cherry-coloured lenses. Perfect accessory if you want to go as Bat Girl this Halloween. Karen Walker, S$317, via Luisaviaroma
Offbeat sunglasses are our favourite, because they scream fun. We love to wear them with anything athleisure — a cerulean blue Adidas’ tracksuit with white sneakers would pair perfectly with these. Saint Laurent, S$690
A great way to prevent crow’s feet and sun spots is to adorn a pair of uber over-sized sunglasses. This pair from Saint Laurent will cover you perfectly. Fendi, £300 (S$538), via Net-a-Porter
Why stick with one colour when you can go with two? With a striking blue and burnt-orange hue, this Fendi pair would add a touch of style to your simple LBD and black heels combo. Dries Van Noten, US$345 (S$467), via Moda Operandi
Wear this playful pair of Dries Van Noten geometrical frames with a flowy patterned dress. Up the bold factor by going for a dress in geometrical patterns. Otherwise, one that has floral prints works too, for contrast. Linda Farrow, £470 (S$846), via Net-a-Porter
This pair of over-sized sunglasses will shade your eyes from the sun while you’re having an alfresco brunch with your girlfriends. The tortoiseshell frames add a nice vintage touch. Oliver Peoples, S$435, via Mytheresa
Get this pair if you want to inject a little fun to your look. The slender gold frames and pinkish tint lenses will make you look like a ’70s star. Bvlgari, S$525
With edgy hexagonal frames and snake scales motif, this dramatic pair of “Serpenteyes” sunglasses will certainly get people talking. Wear them with a white mini dress to your #vacay at Cancún, and shine. Christian Dior, S$395, via Mytheresa
These retro-style aviators have a modern touch because of their rounder frames. Rock them with a leather jacket, jeans and black booties combination. Miu Miu, S$489, via Mytheresa
These Matrix-style shades have been given a boost of glamour with the addition of glitter on its top rim. They’re so shiny, it hurts our eyes not to own them.