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The hottest sunglasses to be seen in this summer

With summer now in full swing, there’s one key accessory on everyone’s faces , and a brand new pair of stylish designer sunglasses is the epitome of sophistication. Adored by celebrities and style icons alike, the latest models promise to polish off even the most debatable of looks, and whether you take your inspiration from some of the freshest trends to hit this year’s runways, or prefer to embrace a classic look, there has never been a more crucial time to revamp your collection.

With many designers offering a treat for the senses this year with bold and colourful new takes on some much-loved classics, we’ve narrowed the options down for you to five of the very finest pieces of facial attire on the market this summer.

Ray-Ban RB2132 New Wayfarer 901

Ray-Ban RB2132 New Wayfarer 901
Ray-Ban RB2132 New Wayfarer 901

If there’s one pair of sunglasses that is recognised the world over, it’s the Ray-Ban Wayfarer – undoubtedly the most iconic offering on the block, even over 60 years on from the original launch. But while this classic style is unlikely to ever fall out of fashion favour, it has certainly come of age.

The RB2132 New Wayfarer is designed to make a statement, and with a bold new array of colours and prints available, it is set to do just that.

A departure from the classic black and tortoiseshell colourways, these exciting new alternatives make it easy to maintain your own sense of identity without compromising on the Hollywood-inspired style. Providing unrivalled UV protection and Lightweight acetate frames with polycarbonate lenses, they are the sensible choice too – because let’s face it, these days, you can have it all.


Persol PO0714 Folding Polarized sunglasses

Persol PO0714 Folding Polarized sunglasses
Persol PO0714 Folding Polarized sunglasses

Favoured by the likes of Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron, the Persol PO0714 model needs no real introduction, and this trendy unisex model is the best of the bunch.

With unique, patented frames that fold at three different points ( at the temples and at the bridge of the nose), convenience and coolness become one and the same – because which other pair of sunglasses can you name that will fold into a case that is half the usual size?

Rounded teardrop lens ensures that the Persol PO0714S are flattering for all manner of face shapes, with Crystal lenses providing outstanding visual clarity.

Once again available in a range of exciting colour combinations, they are the obvious choice for those who want to stand out from the crowd.


Carrera New Champion GUY/NR

Carrera New Champion GUY/NR
Carrera New Champion GUY/NR

Following the 1956 Carrera Panamericana automobile competition, Austrian designer Wilhelm Anger was inspired to create the Carrera sunglasses collection, and 60 years on, it’s still going strong.

A unique fusion of vintage and sports-inspired styles, the range is an ever-evolving one – and the Carrera New Champion GUY/NR model is a modern take on the iconic original. Stripped back and remodelled in order to suit a newer generation, the latest offering boasts smoother, flatter metal temples than its predecessor, while the classic teardrop shape of the lenses remains a key feature.

Creating a bold and unapologetic silhouette, the Carrera New Champion Guy/NR takes itself seriously enough to provide excellent UV protection, with UV400 lenses in tough polycarbonate – but it’s a fundamentally suave and laid back model at heart.


Oakley OO9013 Frogskins 24-305

Oakley OO9013 Frogskins 24-305
Oakley OO9013 Frogskins 24-305

It’s the brand that dominated the 90s, with the original Frogskins launching all the way back in 1985 – but with 90s fashion now firmly back in favour, Oakley has made a welcome return to the spotlight.

The innovation-driven brand is renowned for its high-performance eyewear ang goggles, and has never really fallen out of favour amongst those in search of sports-friendly options. But Oakley has reaffirmed its intentions with the launch of its latest take on an old classic – the OO9013 Frogskins 24-305 –with a model that clearly means business. With HD Polarised lenses that promise to filter out a whopping 99% of reflected glare without haze or distortion, these are the obvious choice for bright, sun-filled days, with top UV protection at the top of the agenda. But the new Frogskins also like to shout the loudest, boasting an array of vibrant lens colours from yellows to blues.

If ever there was a time to turn back the style clock, this is it!


Rayban RB3016 Clubmaster W0366

Rayban RB3016 Clubmaster W0366
Rayban RB3016 Clubmaster W0366

Never one to fail in its pursuit of perfection, this outstanding eyewear brand has won us over once again – and the intriguing Clubmaster model has had us reaching for our wallets for longer than we care to remember.

Looking hot while staying cool in the heat this summer has never been easier than it is now, and the Clubmaster has got to be our top pick for packing in that holiday suitcase. Often spotted on the likes of Britain’s number one style icon, David Beckham, classic comfort is the order of the day where this sophisticated model is concerned, and the outstanding craftsmanship and design elements of each pair ensure that the Clubmaster is set to stick around for the long haul.

With lenses in a variety of colours available, all are specially treated with two coatings to provide protection against glare and scratches, keeping them looking their best even after countless years of wear.

The classic tortoiseshell model comes complete with fitted nose pads to provide a comfortable, non-slip fit – just perfect for those sunny days by the pool.

All of the designer sunglasses featured in this article can be purchased online at smartbuyglasses.co.uk.