Get your sunnies sorted

OK, look out the window and chances are you won’t be greeted with glorious sunshine. But summer’s definitely on its way, we promise, and that means it’s time to get your sunglasses sorted. Sunglasses are a must for this time of year—not only do they provide valuable protection from the sun’s rays but they’re a great fashion accessory too, and if you want to make sure you turn heads then choosing wisely is essential.

There are so many styles to choose from these days that it can be difficult to know where to start, but if you make sure to pick according to your own sense of style as well as your budget you can’t go wrong. It’s often the type of frame that’s the biggest consideration—aviator shades are always a great choice, or why not go for an oversized pair? They’re the ultimate nod to retro fashion whilst being great for hiding peepers that were partying too hard the night before, and they’ll also protect the delicate skin around your eyes to keep those fine lines at bay.

If you’re still hankering after some 50s goodness you can’t go wrong with the cat’s eye style (you’ll be a modern day Monroe in no time), and as for budget the choice is yours—you could go for a sleek designer pair or perhaps the high street equivalent if you don’t want the designer price tag, but make sure to give ultra-cheap market stall versions a miss. You need to make sure you’re getting a top quality pair that blocks 100% of UV rays whilst having a decent filter too, because of course, the whole point of wearing sunnies is to protect your eyes. So, make sure to start searching and you’ll soon have the shades you’re looking for to ensure you’re ready for all that lovely sunshine (when it finally arrives, of course…).