24 stylish sunglasses that are right on trend for summer

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The ultimate accessory for summer ‘18, these are the frames to invest in now

A chic pair of sunglasses can be an outfit game-changer, transforming a simple look into one of glory. They make the perfect companion to tired eyes and will help shield you from the glare of Saturday morning. 

It makes sense, then, that sunnies have become a street-style talking point, with the likes of Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner opting for bright colours and futuristic shapes day to night. And they are just as big on the catwalks, too, with colourful shades and blinged out frames all over this year’s fashion shows.

With so many to choose from it can be tough to know which pair to invest in. Here, we’ve done all the hard work for you by picking out 24 of the best sunglasses to shop this season.

You’re welcome.

Embellished sunglasses

Channel your inner Gucci-girl and bring on the bling with a pair of statement sunnies that will have you turning heads this summer. 

Crystal embellished sunglasses, £735, Gucci at Net-A-Porter

Black studded sunglasses, £16, River Island

Gold sequinned sunglasses, £635, Dolce & Gabbana

Embellished round sunglasses, £220, Freda Banana at Net-A-Porter

Tortoiseshell effect jewelled sunglasses, £22, Next

Blue crystal sunglasses, £265, Miu Miu

Colourful sunglasses

Say hello to your new accessories staple: coloured sunglasses have transitioned from festival fancy dress to an everyday must. 

Berry sunglasses, £70, Pala at Wolf & Badger

Violet sunglasses, £110, Longchamp

Yellow sunglasses, £50, Quay Australia

Orange and pink sunglasses, £16, Topshop

Red sunglasses, £49, Komono

Blue sunglasses, £190, Gucci at Matches Fashion

Metal sunglasses

Sleek, modern, and abundantly versatile, a metal frame has and always will be our everyday favourite. 

Round metal sunglasses, £15, M&S

Gold frame sunglasses, £160, Finlay & Co

Palladium and mint green sunglasses, £405, Cutler and Gross

Black metal sunglasses, £389, Dior

Rose metallic sunglasses, £245, Salvatore Ferragamo

Metal bridge sunglasses, £19.99, Mango

Micro cat-eye sunglasses

Undoubtedly the coolest shape right now, the micro cat-eye is your go-to for s/s 2018 chic

White micro cat-eye, £75, Adam Selman by Le Specs

Red cat-eye sunglasses, £8.99, H&M

Blue cat-eye sunglasses, £290, Celine at Matches Fashion

Brown cat-eye sunglasses, £15.99, Zara

Dusty pink cat-eye sunglasses, £177, Illesteva at Revolve

Tortoiseshell cat-eye sunglasses, £9.99, Bershka

Photography by Ellis Parrinder and food styling by Lucy Ruth-Hathaway