30 on-trend sunglasses
Sun protection, the cool way
Faux leather sunglasses, Rs 26,430, Linda Farrow for Jeremy Scott
Acrylic sunglasses, Rs 1,890, Zara
Emma Watson, Anne Hathaway and even Justin Bieber have all been spotted sporting white shades, proving white truly is the new black. Complement this non-colour with funky coloured lenses.
Embellished acrylic sunglasses, Rs 4,895, Hidesign
Metal sunglasses, Rs 16,900, Marc Jacobs
Acrylic sunglasses, Rs 36,594, Cutler & Gross
Crystal-encrusted tortoiseshell sunglasses, Rs 17,251, Swarovski
Go glam or go home seems to be the motto this season; that extends to your sunnies too. And there’s nothing wrong with a little sparkle. Choose bedazzled rims to up the ante of your ensemble.
Embellished acrylic sunglasses, Rs 94,844, Anna-Karin Karlsson at Net-a-porter.com
Embellished acrylic sunglasses, Rs 29,000, Prada
Rhinestone-encrusted acetate sunglasses, Rs 3,580, Charles & Keith
Metal filigree sunglasses, Rs 26,470, Dolce & Gabbana
Cat-eye sunglasses remind us of old Hollywood glamour, from the time of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. But there’s a reason this style is a classic. This season, cat-eye sunglasses get an update with exaggerated upturned edges. Give in to the feline frenzy; all you need is a vintage-style dress to go with it.
Acrylic cat-eye sunglasses, Rs 29,190, Tom Ford
Embellished acetate cat-eye sunglasses, Rs 32,257, Miu Miu
Metal cat-eye sunglasses, Rs 24,098, Linda Farrow for Erdem
Acetate cat-eye sunglasses, Rs 3,556, Asos.com
The only downside to these funky frames is that people may end up checking out their reflection in your sunglasses mid-conversation. Otherwise, mirrored sunnies have our stamp of approval. Choose from blue, green, red, pink and yellow ombre lenses. Our personal favourite? True blue.
Mirrored metal and acetate sunglasses, price on request, Jimmy Choo
Mirrored acetate aviators, Rs 17,203, Ray-Ban
Mirrored denim and acrylic sunglasses, Rs 10,990, Diesel
Mirrored acetate sunglasses, Rs 8,268, Michael Kors
Mirrored acetate sunglasses, Rs 5,714, Le Specs at Net-a-porter.com
Acetate sunglasses, Rs 32,017, Linda Farrow for Prabal Gurung
Metal sunglasses, price on request, Dior
Visit your softer side with delicate hues. Think, Burberry’s entire Spring/Summer 2014 collection. From powder pink to mint to lavender, we’re crushing on this sweet style. Cut the sugar with a quirky shape.
Acrylic sunglasses, price on request, Rochas
Metal and acrylic sunglasses, price on request, Emporio Armani
Metal and acrylic sunglasses, Rs 895, Koovs.com
Acetate sunglasses, Rs 21,667, Marni
Acetate sunglasses, Rs 25,216, Kenzo
Acetate sunglasses with metal bridge, Rs 20,900, Gucci
Designer Dries Van Noten believes there’s something magical about Perspex sunglasses, and we couldn’t agree more. They’re fun, lightweight and durable – it’s plain to see why they’re soaring on the popularity charts this season. Pair them with a sporty outfit for maximum impact.
Acetate sunglasses, Rs 8,400, MAX&Co.
The season’s most sought-after sunnies are functional and high on fashion, and will make you wish the sun stayed put all year round. From pastel frames to mirrored lenses, we present a roundup of the six trends that will (literally) change the way you see.
Inputs from Akanksha Kamath
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Embellished metal cat-eye sunglasses, Rs 27,900, Fendi
Perspex sunglasses, Rs 20,879, Céline