No outfit is complete without your accessories. And what is better than having the right pair of optics to supe up your style or mood, but ones that follow your designer inclinations at the same time?
Enter Kering Eyewear, whose headlining brands any other girl would swoon over, have given us some worthy pairs that’ll not only transform your look for the day but will make you reach for them when you need to go incognito. Heed to our warning though: exceedingly dangerous selfies await.
1. Flights of Fancy
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Alexander McQueen Jewel-cut lens aviators, P44,495, Ideal Vision Center
If you have serious separation anxiety from your go-to aviators, look no further. Alexander McQueen’s take on the staple shape gets a cutting-edge update in the form of this striking pair. Another unique attribute: The lenses are cut in an angle and the faceted Perspex inserts are secured and bolted in place. So it won’t matter if you’re snapping from the front or the side, heads will definitely turn.
2. Haute Currency
Gucci GG0212S Pearl and gold studded sunglasses, P45,295, Ideal Vision Center
Leave it to Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele to make romantic and eclectic so much more extra. Inject some ingenious opulence worthy of your Kira Kira app with cat-eye frames that seemingly appear like a filter in itself with precious pearls and gold studs that add some drama to your #ootd.
3. Sustainably Sophisticated
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Stella McCartney Falabella sunglasses, P23,795, Ideal Vision Center
Just when you think you can’t have it all, you can. Stella McCartney pioneered a movement towards having an ethical approach to fashion—from clothing and shoes, even to accessories, you know that those peepers are going to get some style points with a pair created using ethically-sourced materials such as bio-acetate. The icing on the 100% eco-friendly cake? Chainlink details inspired by McCartney’s iconic Falabella purses which make them undeniably, Stella.
4. Play it Well
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Stella McCartney Kids Swan sunglasses, price unavailable, Ideal Vision Center
Up for some fun? These are sure to take you a notch higher. Even if they’re primarily designed for kids, if you’re one to add some youthful kitsch to your sartorial adventures, frolic in these swan-shaped sunnies for a little more charm. A definite plus? They’re an instant conversation starter that’s also guaranteed to get those double-taps, too.
5. Unisex Appeal
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Bottega Veneta Light Intrecciato Profile Sunglasses, P28,295, Ideal Vision Center
No one can deny the fact that once you see the distinct Intrecciato weaves, there’s some Bottega Veneta magic happening. On top of the innovative design and contemporary functionality, creative director Tomas Maier manages to integrate the house’s distinct pattern onto the sunglasses as well as infuses an androgynous vibe giving you a pair to share with your SO. Isn’t that a great two-for one special or what?
6. Sharp Image
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Saint Laurent New wave sunglasses in black, price unavailable, Ideal Vision Center
We have Anthony Vacarello to thank for showing us the way to glamorously edge things up against the sharp silhouettes of Saint Laurent as he has proven that there’s an indescribable allure to keep things both simple and interesting or else the it wouldn’t be the second most-profitable label under the Kering lineup. Case in point: The New Wave acetate pair with a flat upper edge in silver metal. We’ve been told that manufacturing such a design takes great precision and complicated methods to ensure a streamlined piece that gives you a stellar view from the top.
7. Sportin’ Street
Puma Raw-edge flash lens sunglasses, P8995, Ideal Vision Center
If an athleisure point of view is more your jam, try these one for size. Mirrored flash lenses from Puma not only perform while you’re literally on the fairway or the oval, they instantly take you from the court to the street with shapes that are of-the-moment which won’t leave you breaking a sweat.
8. Retro Future
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McQ Gravity bar sunglasses, P10,695, Ideal Vision Center
For a more vintage appeal, the Gravity Bar sunglasses from McQ gives us the feels of Americana meets futuristic sleek. The lightweight metal frame that runs across the top together with the warm tonal lenses make this design an great choice that’s easy and cool for the day, while sending all the right signals at night.
All eyewear available at Ideal Vision Center, SM Megamall.