5 Eternally Classic Sunnies You Should Never Let Go Of

When you close your eyes and picture an eternally classic style icon, what do you see? Is it Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy, standing in front of Tiffany & Co? Or maybe it’s Jackie O stepping out in a skirt suit? Oftentimes, our favourite style icons have a signature pair of sunglasses that we associate them with, and it’s thanks to these style-setters that we’ve rounded up some of the most timeless sunnies around.

When chosen in a colour and finish that suits you, these sunnies become an investment because of their awesome power to transcend decades.

Cat eyes

@MsBeltempo in Dior Cat eye sunglasses

Because of the slight visual “lift” at the corners of your face, cat-eye sunnies add instant chic and flatter all face shapes. And if you’re thinking about your grandma’s fire-engine red sunnies from the 50’s (those are pretty cool though), today’s sunnies are decidedly 21st century. Find them in all shapes, colours, and sizes – I prefer pairs that offer a versatile palette like these black and tortoise Dior frames – but pick a pair that suits your personality knowing these are lovable frames for life!

Half-Rim

Rag & Bone half rimmed sunnies

Nerd-chic is forever chic. Half-rim frames are normally associated with ophthalmic glasses but look just as good with tinted lenses. They evoke a sense of easy luxury into everyday looks. A nice way to picture yourself sailing along the Cote, d’Azur, non?

Wayfarers

Rayban Wayfarer @ CRAFT Beer Market

There’s a reason why Ray-Ban Wayfarers are the most widely-imitated frame around. They are universally flattering and effortlessly cool. Who doesn’t want to be protected by the sun while staying stylish?

Aviators

@MsBeltempo in classic aviator Chloe sunnies

Originally designed and worn by U.S fighter pilots, aviator frames are timeless and badass all at once. If you’re looking for a classic touch of edge to add to your wardrobe, these are it. No matter what finish – gold, silver, or tortoise, a classic pair of aviators will always be a great go-to.

Big and Round

@Chantsy in Chloe photographed by Kamara Morozuk

Since Jackie O made them famous, big and round frames have morphed slightly throughout the decades, but remain a classic. As an added bonus, they offer the most protection and coverage from the sun’s harmful rays. They also come in handy for those days when you need to hide from nosy paparazzo. Oh, the life of a star!

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