THE SUNGLASS EDIT
Better known for protecting our eyes from the sun, over the year’s sunglasses have become more than just a necessity and more of a fashion staple for when it comes to finishing off a look. If there’s one way to jazz up a look, it’s by donning a striking pair of statement shades! What’s more, sunglasses are no longer restricted to the summer months and have now become as much of an outfit essential on the slopes as they are on the beach - some celebs are even debuting them at evening events. We also find ours come in handy as a stylish way to hide last night’s late night eye bags on our morning commute… Who knew that they had so many benefits, hey?
The past few seasons have seen eyewear trends take a bold turn, from reinvented shapes to coloured lenses galore. This is where brands such as Freyrs and Thomas James come into play… through these two brands, we have created a collection of some of the most coveted styles which will have you covered for every kind of getaway, occasion or commute. With it being Thomas James’ first ever collection, some of these shades have a touch of exclusivity too so you can be sure to stand out from any crowd – bonus! So, if you’re looking to touch on trends through eyewear accessories, check out the crazes we’re into this season…
If you’re looking to exude serious attitude – then the cat eye is the shape for you. It’s no shock that model and LA’s socialites Hailey Baldwin and Kaia Gerber are fans of this vivacious style. Although the cat eye is a fail-safe and reappears season after season, 2018 has seen it take on a major makeover – think bold frames and acid yellow lenses.
It’s no shock that ice cream colour ways are a trend for sunglasses this season, as they’ve dominated the catwalks for outerwear and accessories alike. Much like most things at the moment, this is a serious throwback to the 90’s and if they were good enough for the Olsen Twins back in the day, they’re good enough for us now! So, if you have a sweet spot for pretty pastels, check out Freyrs’s Pink Perspex Sunglasses.
We are definitely a part of the ‘go big or go home’ gang here at OTL and these statement shades are a perfect match for our personalities – a little extra (at times). After all, the bigger the better, right? Like Audrey, we love to add a little drama to our look and the ultimate way to do this is with a pair of oversized sunnies. This season has seen them updated with translucent frames, in an array of colours but don’t worry if you’re not feeling brave, traditional tortoiseshell is still as iconic as ever!
If the likes of ultimate cool girls Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner are wearing this sleek style, then where do we sign up? Just like there aesthetic, these angular glasses give off a sharp and sassy edge that we’d all love a piece of! These Thomas James versions are a touch to the 70’s and are a modern interpretation of a favoured classic, which means that whilst they are still quirky, they will be around for seasons to come.