10 Sunglasses To Wear On Sunglasses Day

Above: 10 of our favourite sunglasses to wear on Sunglasses Day
Above: 10 of our favourite sunglasses to wear on Sunglasses Day

Friday June 27th is Sunglasses Day – yes there is such a thing. Sunglasses not only protect your eyes from harmful UVA/UVB rays but increases your cool quotient by a factor of 100, take U2 lead singer Bono for example! So, to honour one of the coolest accessories on the planet we compiled a list of 10 of the dopest shades to wear on Sunglasses Day. Get your credit card out, play Cory Hart’s “Sunglasses at Night” and slide these babies over your eyes.

Blues Brothers

1. Etnia Barcelona We Are Africa, 169.00€
Feeling blue has never looked so good and stylish; Spanish brand Etnia Barcelona is known for creating trendy yet high quality sunglasses, its latest collection Wild Love in Africa draws inspiration from the continent. The Barcelona’s lenses are made from natural mineral glass, are shock and anti-scratch resistant, as well as 100 percent recyclable and biodegradable.
2. Oakley Fast Jacket, $250
For the athletic chap, Oakley is the go-to brand and the company’s Fast Jacket™ XL allows you to interchange lenses to adapt to your environment; whether you’re on the water for an early morning paddle or taking an evening jog through your city’s streets.

Bold And Beautiful

3. 3.1 Phillip Lim Black Sunset Mirror Sunglasses, $330
Summer time is fun time and you won’t lack for attention and compliments when you slip on the Sunset Mirror sunglasses by 3.1 Phillip Lim. One of the most outstanding shades of the summer, these aviator shaped sunnies are made from acetate with an iridescent mirrored lens that would put a Caribbean sunset to shame.
4. TOMS Windward Matte Black Gold Mirror, $139
TOMS’s Windward sunglasses are equally attention grabbing with its lemon yellow lens and bold black frames.

Classics Keepers

5. Oliver Peoples Tavener Matte Black, $410
When trends and wearing crazy colours isn’t your thing keep it classic by opting for well-known brands and timeless shades. Oliver Peoples has been around for more than 20 years, and the company’s Tavener sunglasses are shaped in an updated version of the classic aviator style.
6. Ray-Ban Round Folding Classic, $315
Ray-Ban’s retro Folding Classic sunglasses have been worn by legendary musicians and is synonymous with 1960s counter-culture. This foldable version is masterfully engineered to be pocket friendly and carried around wherever you go.

Totally Tortoise

7. Han Kjøbenhavn™ Timeless Sunglasses, $168USD
This summer frame your face with artful looking and fiercely designed tortoise sunglasses, such as they sunnies from Copenhagen fashion brand Han Kjøbenhavn. The design of the Timeless Sunglasses is simple and, well, timeless while the tortoise shell frames gives it a cool retro vibe.
8. Komono The Benicio, 44.95€
For an alternative take on the tortoise shell design check out Belgian label Komono. Their Benicio shades have a sharper geometric design and come in a vibrant red.

Stealthy Matte

9. Illesteva Leonard Round-Frame, $160 USD
Channel your inner James Bond by wearing stealthy shades in a matte design. Illesteva’s Leonard sunglasses are made from semi-translucent, silver mirrored lenses which provide 100 percent UV protection.
10. Smith Optics Lowdown Matte Cement, $99.99
For a more low key shade to swap spy secrets with Daniel Craig slip Smith Optics’ Lowdown on your face with its all black frame and lenses.

Kimberly Lyn

Kimberly Lyn

Kimberly Lyn is a freelance writer based in Toronto. Her worked has appeared on StyleList Canada, 29 Secrets and GlobalNews.ca. She is also founder of the highly successful fashion blog The Souls of My Shoes, where she provides insights and thoughts on this world with a concentration on footwear. Find her at www.thesoulsofmyshoes.com and on Twitter @kimberly_lyn.

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