Looking for an entry-level designer item to invest in? It has to be chic pair of designer sunglasses. Why, you may ask? First of all, it's something you’ll always find yourself reaching for. While not exactly a necessity, this easy-to-carry accessory certainly comes in handy whenever you find yourself somewhere sunny. Secondly, wearing the right pair elevates your ensemble while also giving you that off-duty movie star aura.
While there are a plethora of sunglasses out there ranging from cat-eye to rounded to square-shaped, the most important thing is to invest in a timeless pair that you can see matching with a myriad of outfits. A pair of designer sunnies assures you the most bang for your buck given the workmanship put into them, making them more likely to last you a long time.
Below, we list down several stylish pairs that are perfect to start—or add to—your collection. Keep on scrolling!
SHOP: Timeless Designer Sunglasses That Will Match Any Outfit
1. CHRISTIAN DIOR Signature Cat-Eye Acetate and Gold-Tone Sunglasses
A softer iteration of the typical sharp-edged cat-eye, the Signature Cat-Eye Acetate And Gold-Tone Sunglasses from Dior are perfect for those blessed with a more angular bone structure. These sunnies take understated elegance to the next level with their medium-thick frames made from glossy black acetate. While they’re already a stunner from the front, turning them sideways reveals the French luxury brand’s logo emblazoned in gold on the arms.
Signature Cat-Eye Acetate And Gold-Tone Sunglasses, $560 (approx. P31,002.16 ), DIOR, net-a-porter.com
2. RAY-BAN Aviator Classic Sunglasses
You can never go wrong with the classic— and by that, we mean a pair of Ray-Ban’s Aviator Classic Sunglasses! Originally designed for U.S aviators back in the ’30s, they have since transcended their original genre into what they are today. These frames are characterized by their thin gold frame and also feature a quirky little double bridge. You can also customize your lens colors to tailor fit your preference, whether that be crystal brown, crystal green, G-15 polarized, or many more.
Aviator Classic Sunglasses, $ 163.00 (approx. P ), RAY-BAN, ray-ban.com
3. CELINE Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses
For those with round or oval-shaped faces, then we recommend square frames to create a nice juxtaposition just like the CELINE Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses! This slightly oversized pair guarantees you an ROI given the number of times you’ll want to keep rewearing such a versatile piece. They’re made out of lightweight black acetate for comfy wear throughout the day. Additionally, their signature dots on each end give them an extra flair that sets them apart from other sunnies.
Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses, $480 (approx. P26,573.76), CELINE EYEWEAR, net-a-porter.com
4. SAINT LAURENT SL 276 Mica
Remember when Heart Evangelista sold out a pair of YSL sunglasses after she wore them during Paris Fashion Week? Well, this was the exact one she was wearing! Known as the SL 276 Mica by Saint Laurent, these glasses are a mix of both square and cat-eye. While they do have a boxy silhouette about them, taking a closer look will show that the top edges are slightly flared out the way cat-eye frames are usually shaped. These sunnies come in a bevy of shades but the most versatile colorway is black.
SL 276 Mica, $395 (approx. P21,867.99), SAINT LAURENT, ysl.com
5. Fendi Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses
For a more conventional form of the cat-eye but not quite, try out the Fendi Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses. These sunglasses definitely have lifted edges reminiscent of the cat-eye shape, which also helps accentuate your cheekbones. As a finishing touch, they’re adorned with a gold-toned “F” hardware on each side of the temple.
Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses, $430 (approx. P23,805.66), FENDI, net-a-porter.com
6. Velvet Canyon Zou Bisou Sunglasses
A true pair of square silhouette frames are the Zou Bisou Sunglasses by Velvet Canyon. Inspired by the mod style of the ‘60s, you can channel your inner Gillian Hills with these black sunnies! But even if the retro aesthetic isn’t what you’re going for, you can’t go wrong with copping this chic pair.
Zou Bisou Sunglasses, P13,278.12, VELVET CANYON, revolve.com
7. Gentle Monster Lilit 01
Gentle Monster is a South Korean brand favored by the likes of Sarah Lahbati, Heart Evangelista, and Chie Filomeno. One pair from them that’s definitely worth adding to your wish list is the Lilit 01 frames! They’re another square-shaped pair meant to flatter round faces while their oversized nature also gives it a smaller appearance.
Lilit 01, $259.00(approx. P14,339.02 ), GENTLE MONSTER, gentlemonster.com
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