5 Of The Season’s Coolest Sunglasses That Look Good On Everyone

Protect your eyes, but make it fashion.


Ondela Mlandu |

Summer days are upon us and it’s time to bring out the sunglasses (gotta protect those peepers, guys). These stylish sunnies are hot this season – and they basically suit every face…

September is Eye Awareness Month, and according to the South African Government, 70% of blindness cases are avoidable either through prevention or treatment. All the more reason to get your eyes tested at least once a year.

We’ve found this season’s trendiest sunnies to match any personality type and occasion. Sunglass Hut’s global marketing director Laura Didoni weighs in:

1/ The traveller

We all know that stylish traveller who has a pair of shades to complement every outfit. “The traveller will be travelling the globe, so frames need to feel trendy yet functional at the same time. Versatility is your friend,” says Lauren.

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Chic square frames are the shape that will take your streetwear-look to a new level.

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Square silhouettes add a dose of confidence and edge to any look, while protecting your skin from the city sun.

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A neutral frame that matches everything in your wardrobe is the best bet.

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2/ Fashion forward

Simple, bold and daring is the key. Oversized shapes and unconventional frames are the perfect additions to your summer wardrobe. A funky frame in bold colours or mixed materials (metals, plastics, detailing) adds instant flair.

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“When it comes to sunglasses, the city slicker is fashion-forward and likes to take risks. Try an exaggerated cat-eye, unique detail or a patterned lens to make a statement,” says Lauren.

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3/ Movers and shakers

Whether you’re going on a hike or indulging in a picnic in the park, sun protection is essential for the outdoor enthusiast. Opt for a pair that has polarised lenses. These functional lenses reduce eye strain, diminish reflection and glare and actually enhance your vision. They also turn any look into an instant statement, showcasing a sporty and street-style aesthetic.

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“Explore the outdoors in lightweight frames that not only look stylish but protect you from the sun’s harmful rays. Try a polarised lens to really see nature’s beauty clearly,” says Lauren.

*All sunglasses available at Sunglass Hut.

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