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Sun's Out, Eyes Away: 42 Top Sunglasses Picks

Odds are, there's almost *definitely* a style here for you...


Providing far more than a perfect sun protection solution, your sunglasses can emphasise your style and add a little something-something to a look. Here are our favorite summer-ready picks  just for you. 

The Cool Club

R3690, Persol @ Sunglass Hut | R2750, Snob Milano | R5699, Retrosuperfuture | R129, Style Republic @ Superbalist | R2690, Ray-Ban @ Sunglass Hut

Warming up with a classic, the club-master is a sunglass shape which will almost never go out of style. Go for a true classic, with tortoiseshell and gold hardware. Or, look to an update in the form of bright colours or matching frame and lens. 


R179, Superbalist | R4455, Prada @ Sunglass Hut | R59.99, Mr P | R2130, Ray-Ban @ Sunglass Hut | R59.99, Mr P | R499, Mango | R399, Mango

Bordering on slightly impractical, these tiny sunglasses (reminiscent of the 90's) are having a big moment. Think of them as your favorite shape, like the cat-eye or wayfarer but shrunk in the wash... 

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Sky High

R3050, Snob Milano | R129, Style Republic @ Superbalist | R149, Superbalist | R59.99, Mr P | R4139, Diesel @ Superbalist | R289, Third Eyewear @ Superbalist

Aviation enthusiasts rejoice; your number ones are in our top picks, of course. This summer, they're modernised with slightly harder edges, double frames or a colour-fade lens. 

Cats Out The Bag

R249, Cotton On | R59.99, Mr P | R1599, Vogue @ Superbalist | R249, Superbalist | R399, Mango | R2900, Snob Milano

Meow-ve out the way for these cat eyes. Aside from the fact that they suit pretty much everyone, they're elegant and sophisticated and work with any outfit. 

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The New Kinds

R249, Superbalist | R4880, Miu Miu @ Sunglass Hut | R99, Joy Collectables @ Superbalist | R59.99, Mr P | R59.99, Mr P | R59.99, Mr P | R299, Unkown Eyewear @ Superbalist

For the more adventurous (and trend-obsessed) meet the new kids on the block. From geometric shapes to half-frames and everything in between, this bunch is a whole lot of fun. 

Right Round Baby

R59.99, Mr P | R399, Cheapo @ Superbalist | R399, Mango | R4700, Prada at Sunglass Hut | R3470, Retrosuperfuture

Slightly quirky, round-eye frames are often neglected. However, work so well on petite and heart-shaped faces. Stick to neutral tones, and look to reflective mirror lenses for a futuristic aesthetic. 

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Go For XXL

R59.99, Mr P | R499, Mango | R299, G Couture @ Superbalist | R59.99, Mr P | R399, Mango | R2780, Retrosuperfuture

Whether you're fighting a bad hangover (we won't judge!) or have just rushed out the house, oversized sunnies are your savior. Look to frames which could cover half your face, with an embellishment if you're feeling fancy...

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