Lens Flare

Rhodri is photographed for The Noht wearing this seasons statement eyewear.

As the days of August roll in and you’re neither focused on your autumn wardrobe nor is your summer look a priority, there’s one accessory that is your one ray of light, sunglasses.

There’s a certain science to buying new sunglasses - sometimes they’re better suited to match your outfit but other times it’s best that they’re the unexpected wink to your outfit, the type that sticks out like a sore thumb, for all the right reasons.

We've edited it down to our favourite styles to see you through winter and beyond (because sunglasses are a year round essential). Saint Laurent’s mirrored lenses are upgraded with a perspex frame and high shine silver for a modern take on a classic shape; whilst Gucci’s round-frame acetate option take on this seasons 70’s yellow lens trend with token red and green striped rims.

If you’re looking for a more classic pair then Illesteva’s bright colour way will push your style boundaries without losing that classic appeal. Alternatively Prada’s aviator-style tortoiseshell pair play off the retro vibe that is big going into autumn/winter - the gold trim and green lenses are the perfect luxe finishing touch to a classically understated outfit.

When going for a co-ord look it’s worth thinking about the overall look. If you saw your outfit strolling down the sidewalk, would you pair the all-black look with a mirrored lens or or a pop of colour? A high waisted camel pant and a white printed t-shirt combo is basically begging for a pair or yellow-lensed frames whilst all black might reach for the brights of Illesteva.

Alternatively, If your style is more ‘eclectic street-style regular’ rather than polished 3-piece suiter then it’s always refreshing to see a random if not out-of-place accessory thrown into the mix. Look for this season's stand out styles in bold colours to draw attention to your unexpected addition.


MenswearZak Walton