Spring is upon us and rather than listing five ground-breaking floral options for the warmer weather that’s well overdue for we the people of Canberra. I’m taking the opportunity to share the tea, and listing five modern takes on retro rounded style sunglasses that will have you moving away from reflective aviators and rocking round shades this summer.
Baily Nelson’s Leopold design is an easy-to-wear everyday style tortoiseshell pair of sunglasses. These medium sized are flattering to on a wide range of head shapes and sizes. The metal inlay across the bridge is an added design detail that gives these shades a more modern feel. Moving away from typical browns and yellows, the grey hue makes this style a lot more upbeat and cohesive when dressing for work in typical blues, whites and greys.
Ray-Ban Highstreet. Now these are sickening and probably my favourite pick in this list. The taupe colour is truly a standout for accessories in the coming seasons (but more on that to come). Not only is it a versatile hue for styling purposes it also looks great against all skin tones. The gentle fade of these lenses lends itself to a retro throwback while the round shape keeps overall style very of the moment. Made from plastic and coupled with UV protection in the lenses they’re perfect for poolside parties and beach trips all summer long.
If you’re going for a high-fashion vibe while you’re lying on the beach this summer look no further than these Round frame gold sunglasses with green tinted lenses by Thom Browne. Mr Browne often states that the intent of his designs is to make men think differently about fashion. While most glasses in this list are a retro throwback these feel a lot more futuristic. Somewhere between aviator and round style glasses these frames will have you standing out once the warmer weather hits.
Ray-Ban’s Round Evolve are available in a variety of colours but my favourite combination is the silver frame with the pink lenses. Worn by the likes of Mick Jagger and Jimmy Hendrix back in the sixties, they were a popular choice at Coachella in California over the American summer. Paired with a loosely buttoned stripped shirt day or night the light lenses offer complete sun protection from UV rays and also slide right into night time once the sun eventually disappears.
Oliver Peoples ode to old Hollywood glamour is optimised by the Peck sunglasses. Rumour has it these were designed with input from Gregory Peck’s estate as homage to the late, great Hollywood icon. Fans of To Kill a Mockingbird will instantly recognise the style most notably paired with a full suit for work. The DTBK option offers a blackout that takes effect on the frames from half way up thrusts the frames forward from 1930’s Alabama and makes them a perfect candidate for the IT sunnies of the summer.