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Summer 2022 Calls For Daring Sunglasses

It goes without saying that an excellent pair of sunglasses is an all year round wardrobe essential.

Sunglasses are also far more than an accessory as they protect your eyes from the sun and keep you cool on the hottest summer days. Living in the Middle East means we are prone to sun exposure so adequate protection is as important as fashion and style. This year, sunglasses trends are leaning toward ’70s round lenses, cat-eye designs, oversized shades, and Y2K styles.

To help you select the most flattering sunglasses, take into account both your face shape and skin tone. If you have a round or oval-shaped face, you would benefit from a more rectangular or square frame as the sharper edges will help create the impression of a more angular look. Those with strong cheekbones and a chiseled jawline should choose a style with softer, rounder or oval edges. For frame colors, those with olive or dark complexions are able to wear any hue since the majority will suit them. If you are paler, avoid harsh thick black frames that may wash you out; instead, opt for soft, warm colors such as gold and pastels.

Here’s our edit of the best sunnies to shop this summer:

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Classic Aviators

The iconic aviator is always a good choice to invest in.

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Originally developed to help pilots protect their eyes and fight glare, the style has since become a closet mainstay.

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It has experienced something of a rebirth with the introduction of colorful lenses that feel fresh and fun.

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There are plenty of options available, owing to its cult status.

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The Ever So Bold Cat-Eye

Another timeless classic with a vintage feel, cat-eye frames flatter nearly all faces.

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The traditional elongated and narrow cat-eyed sunglasses had their moment years back,

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but in 2022, it’s all about a wider and more graphic wing shape.

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They come in colorful iterations including tortoiseshell, black, red and spring-ready blues.

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Oversized ‘70’s Shades

Jackie O-inspired frames that add glamour to every outfit are a perpetual style to this day. This season the showstopper is definitely the butterfly shape, a strong chunky style that softens the face.

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Square Frames

Large angular and solid square frames are a good choice if you want to make a fashion statement as they are popular amongst the fashionistas. Anna Wintour is rarely seen without hers. Sleek, chic and perpetually cool, these elegant frames will look just as good with casual outfits as smart tailoring.

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Rounded Frames

Without a doubt classic oval and round shapes are the fail-safe choice for a shape that will last beyond the SS22 season. Elegant and elongated iterations look good styled with anything. If you want to make a statement opt for delicate wire frames with colorful lenses.

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Y2K Frames

Looks like Y2K is here to stay with its rimless tinted, retro style, and shield sunglasses. We know that trends come and go, but the Y2K look is making its comeback to forefront of fashion. The futuristic and tech-loving fashion sense from the late 90’s and early 2000s is back and not to be missed.

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Candy Hues

A pop of color is the way to go this summer season as tinted lenses are taking over. They exist in over-saturated to subtle hues. Pink is definitely trending right now, as are yellow lenses that have such a suave element to them.

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