Sunglasses for 2011
It has finally got to that time of the year again when it has become acceptable to wear sunglasses. Well, for some. Sadly my Primark £1 specials have given up the ghost and so this summer I want to invest in a really good pair. So good, I may even spend into the double-figures… But seriously, sunglasses – I have finally gotten round to accepting – are one of those items in your wardrobe that are worth spending money on, like a good coat, boots or handbag. It is, in other words, a closet staple.
By that accordance, they should be a timeless style as you don’t want to spend a fortune on something that cannot last past one season. However, if you want to buy a new pair this summer, there is no harm in taking a look at the trends seen on the catwalk – I certainly am – as they are classics and likely to reappear again, if they don’t seem a little familiar already.
The John Lennon Look
One trend that literally has been around for decades and should be instantly recognisable is the John Lennon look. Made famous by the legend himself, it usually consists of fine metal frames and very round lenses, the colour of which is usually bright. Sported by such heroes as Johnny Depp and Noel Gallagher, it is a cool, indie look and one to show off at a summer festival if you want to seem like you’re with the band.
Though this year, designers such as Lanvin and Anna Sui have given this rock’n’roll classic a sophisticated make-over with light, steel frames and dark gunmetal lenses – perfect for some serious work wear. Team this with slicked back hair and you’ll look like you mean business.
The Oversized Look
This is a look that has been recurrent over the past few summers and it is no wonder – it is probably the most flattering sunglasses style available. Quite simply, wearing big glasses makes your face seem smaller – so the bigger the better.
It is a very glamorous look and done to perfection by Marc Jacob’s in his 70s inspired extravaganza this S/S 11. However, if you don’t fancy wearing the big hat and floating chiffon, try teaming such specs with a more urban look and go down the sport-luxe route. It’s just as relaxed but with a more city-twist.
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