Sun or snow, shades are one accessory that shout ‘I’m-on-holiday-people’.
Yes, they need to work with the contents of your suitcase, but why not match your sunglasses to your getaway? If you’re more city explorer than beach bum, let your shades dictate. Sun shields or hangover camo, up your eyewear game with these eight killer pairs…
THE CITY SLICKER
How to look instantly put-together when you’re Google mapping the latest pizza/cocktail/tourist hangout? Just wear the chicest pair of shades, ever.
TRY: Saint Laurent Jerry black sunglasses, £280
THE SUNLOUNGER QUEEN
This is less about function, and all about The Pose. Whether you’re beach or poolside, statement shades will make your vacay selfie.
TRY: Gucci crystal-embellished oversized sunglasses, £690
THE FASHION WEEK-ER
Look like a FROW regular – even if your tickets got lost in the post. Opt for a designer in-the-know label that the fashion pack can’t get enough of.
TRY: Marques’Almeida Aviator acetate sunglasses, £215
THE SAFARI LIONESS
On safari, camouflage gear is essential (yep, eyes included). Take the animal print look top to toe and start twinning with your favourite big five animal.
TRY: Le Specs Outta Love safari print oval frame sunglasses, £40
THE SKI BUNNY
Whether you’re doing black runs or raclette feasts, slope-friendly, sporty chic shades are essential for batting off the glare of powdery white snow.
TRY: Carrera Ski-II aviator sunglasses, £196
THE MR AND MRS
Sharing is caring, right? Eye up his-and-hers styles if you and your man have gone all Kooples and decided to double up your shades collection.
TRY: Cutler and Gross round-frame sunglasses, £250
THE OCEAN BABY
SUP addict or sail captain, water babies need to reduce horizon glare. Invest in polarized lenses (ocean blue colour, optional) to avoid the squint factor.
TRY: TOMS Bellini Whiskey Tortoise Zeiss polarized shades, £180
THE BACK PACKER
So you’ve saved some pennies on backpacking. Now splash out on clever, engineered shades that won’t squish/bend/smash* in your luggage (disclaimer: probably)
TRY: Dior Eyewear soft square foldable sunglasses, £572