Here Comes The Sunglasses: The Shades Of Summer

Here Comes The Sunglasses

Pick out the perfect frames for sunny season with our edit of Paul Smith’s latest sunglasses collection, all made in Italy and all serious on the style front.

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There’s certainly more to a summer wardrobe than your choice of sunglasses, but it’s a good place to start. After all, they are the sort of thing you’ll be reaching for day after day in the warmer months. The fact that you’ll be wearing them on an almost daily basis is also something you’ll want to keep in mind when you’re picking out a new pair. Here are just five that are perfect for the job.

Fenton: The Statement D-Frames

D-Frame sunglasses are one of those styles that are considered universally flattering, thanks to their angular shape which accentuates bone structure. It means they’re an excellent choice if you’re thinking of opting for sunglasses in a shade other than black or tortoiseshell. This limited-edition ‘Crystal Blue’ Fenton pair (which featured on our SS22 runway), with coordinating lenses are as summery as they come and are also available in pale green, brown and more traditional black.

Felix: The Retro Aviators

Aviators have been around since WW2, when they started to be worn by fighter pilots – which says a lot about both their timelessness and their practicality. With slightly elongated ombre lenses and a flat temple construction, this Felix pair has a little of a 1970s feel. The matte silver finish, however, gives them a modern edge. For those looking for something a little more Bohemian, they also come in polished gold.

Fleming: The Sophisticated Round-Frames

If you want to look like you’ve just stepped out of the pages of a 1990s magazine (by way of an editorial inspired by the 1960s), then round frame sunglasses are the way to go. Inspired by the Brit Pop era, these Fleming shades have a bold profile and are fitted with rivets at the temple which nod to contemporary styles. If you look a little closer, you’ll spot that the arms are crafting from contrasting acetate.

Finch: The Rounded Square

Can’t decide between square or round frames? Then you’re in luck. If you want the best of both worlds, then you need scroll no further. These ‘Finch’ frames are constructed with an ever-so-slight cat eye shape at the temple which means they lift your features and add definition. They also come in a trio of colours, so you can pick the right shade depending on your style: classic tortoiseshell, minimalist opal white and summery peach.

Foster: The Modern Classics

Updating the classics is one of those things that’s easier said than done. But when it’s done well, well, it looks a lot like these Foster frames. A close cousin to classic aviator-style frames, these sunglasses come in a navigator shape which became popular a few years later and are distinguished by their squared-off, slightly oversized lenses. Available in matte black or polished silver, they’re a timeless pick.

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