Shady summer: 11 pairs of sunglasses that’ll transform your look

Act Three

Yacht Rockers – Silhouette Adventurer
£175, sunglassesuk.com

These pilot’s shades are timeless – although if you want to channel a linen-suited Don Johnson circa 1985 perching them on your schnoz they will do you no harm whatsoever.

Riviera High-Rollers – Bollé Clint
US$100, shop.bolle.com

Chuck these tortoiseshell stunners on as you slide into the spotless white leather interior of your Bentley Continental Convertible and prepare to cruise along the Monte Carlo waterfront. You’re a playboy and you’re wearing a $100 pair of sunglasses. Boom.

Only 90s Kids – Oakley Breadbox
£105, uk.oakley.com

These Oakleys have more than a whiff of the early Van Damme action movie about them: bold, brash, bulky, yet possessed of an unmistakable late 80s/early 90s charm.

Hungry, Hungry Hipsters – Ray-Ban Leather Wayfarer
£250, vanmildert.com

The perfect shades for culturally clued up residents of hip, rapidly-gentrifying neighbourhoods. Wayfarers are a bona fide classic, of course, but the twist here is that these ones are leather-clad. Guaranteed to get your some dirty looks as your stroll into that new pop-up vegan microbrewery.

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