It’s that time of year again when we look forward to the long summer days and balmy evenings. Your wardrobe may be summer ready but what about your sunglasses? At SunglassesUk we are privileged to be able to supply some of the best boutique brands on the high street and pride ourselves on our professional advice and fast reliable service.
Sunglasses are a vital part of any summer outfit and more importantly, an essential accessory to protect your eyes. The harmful UV rays can cause cataracts and damage to the delicate skin around your eyes. But, whilst your sunglasses play a crucial role health wise, they can also be a fun and perfect finishing touch to your outfit.
Sunglasses go way back to the 12th century and were worn by Roman Emperor Nero whilst watching the gladiators battle it out. Judges in China also wore smoky quartz, flat glassed overlays to conceal their facial expressions rather than as eye protection.
Thankfully things have taken an upward turn regarding fashion and designers and Hollywood movie stars paved the way to make sunglasses the must have accessory they are today.
These days it’s all about the brands. Some of today’s most popular brands are also some of the longest standing designer names. Rayban, Persol, Chanel and Tiffany are all brands that we have been familiar with for decades.
So, what’s hot this summer?
Round frames are back! 20’s and 30’s inspired round eye shapes are a must have this summer and the Rayban Gatsby inspired sunglasses are guaranteed to be a head turner.
The Wayfarer is a timeless iconic piece that has evolved over the years and been worn by just about anyone with impeccable fashion sense. This is a style that’s sure to be around for years to come.
Matching your outfit and even handbags and shoes to your sunglasses is going to be top of the hot list this summer. Designers such as Chanel, Bulgari, Fendi and Max Mara have all created special edition pieces to marry their sunglass range to their jewellery and clothing lines. Look out for stripes, jewels and even fabric trims on sunglasses this season.
The classic aviator shape, first introduced in the 1930’s for the U.S Army Air Corps is a shape that virtually every designer has replicated. The aviator design has been updated year upon year and is now available in so many versions, the choice could make you dizzy! The classic gold rim with green lenses is still popular but the choices now extend to more colourful frames and lenses. With acetate rims , graduated and flash mirrored lenses you will definitely be spoilt for choice.
Whatever your taste, we are sure you will find your perfect pair of sunglasses in our online shop. Whether it’s Hollywood glamour or your prefer the sporty look, we have something for everyone.