Perma-trend alert: We’re already mid-way through the year, but mirrored sunglasses aren’t losing their lustre with the fashion pack. Having taken Instagram by storm, these glamourous eye-candy lenses make such a strong fashion statement, you’ll be compelled to keep a pair in your tote. Besides being practical (hello, UV protection), they add just the right accent to complete your out-in-the-streets ensemble.
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Not entirely convinced yet? Try this on for size: They’re definitely the accessory of choice for our fave local stars now. Take a gander at our curated snaps below and judge for yourself.
Looking incredibly comfy in her off-duty clothes, Julie Tan’s oversized round frame mirrored lenses soften her angular jawline and adds a touch of cool to her outfit, thanks to the holographic-like lenses.
Get a pair like hers and team it with a bohemian sun dress for that picnic date you’ve got planned for the weekend.
Get her look: Missguided metal frame round sunglasses, $25.86 from Asos
Our ‘ah jie’ Fann Wong is known for her classy yet fun sense of style (see her style secrets here with hubby Christopher Lee). Maybe that’s why she looks so smug (and snug) in the comfort of that reputation behind her sunnies? Classy in chrome, the cat-eye frame draws attention to its edges, helping to contour the face for a more defined look. Team yours up with a little black dress. Read more to find out how to match your sunglasses to your face shape.
Get her look: Retrosuperfuture Tuttolente Lucia sunglasses, $327 from Farfetch
Spotted on an off-duty day with her flawless skin (read about Fann Wong’s beauty secrets) and oversized octagonal mirrored shades here, we love the pop of red they lend to her look, which instantly brightens up her look. Wear yours with a floral maxi to emulate that summer style.
Get her look: Mykita Veruschka sunglasses, $978 from Farfetch
Rebecca Lim is known for her carefully curated and stylised #OOTD shots (get some styling tips from her), so it comes at no surprise that she would be bang on trend with mirrored shades. We love her take on the dungaree, fastened only on one side with her mirrored sunnies hanging loosely on a tee, to emulate that casual yet put-together look.
For an off-duty day, consider pairing your cat-eye mirrored shades with a dungaree like Rebecca’s or switch it up with a jumpsuit for your Sunday brunch date.
Get her look: Dita Believer round-frame gold-tone sunglasses, $418 from Net-a-porter
Fiona Xie is making a comeback to Singapore television (finally!). Looking ready to take on the world in her bold iridescent coat, her round-frame shades come with holographic lenses, lending a quirky accent to her already eccentric outfit.
We suggest taming your look by pairing yours with a monochromatic v-neck shift dress and sneaker slip-ons for a lazy day out with your girlfriends.
Get her look: Sunday Somewhere Matahari sunglasses, $318 from Farfetch
Fiona is seen here with a pair of wide square-frame mirrored shades, paired with (yet another) fur coat and a spiffy suede hat, which is all par for the course when it comes to her signature street-style (see her outfits for Christian Dada’s opening and Zouk’s official opening) look.
We can’t possibly replicate this in our muggy weather without sweating buckets and melting off our makeup, but we sure can keep the suede hat and wear it with a cropped top and a flared midi skirt for an equally feminine (and literally cooler) get-up.
Get her look: Acne Studios Library square-frame matte-acetate mirrored sunglasses, $321 from Net-a-porter
If you’re a stalker of Sora Ma’s social media accounts, you’ll know that this particularly handy round-frame glasses followed her throughout her recent trip to Taiwan, shielding her from the sun while looking presentable round-the-clock.
Sunnies do come in useful when taking pictures – by adding a touch of cool to your entire outfit. For your next getaway, we suggest stashing a versatile pair like hers in your carry-all to match any look.
Get her look: Asos chunky round sunglasses in tort with flash lens, $21.55
Angelababy – the wife of dishy dad Huang Xiao Ming and newly minted mum to a baby boy adorably nicknamed Huang Haimian (Little spongebob) – shows off her very defined V-shaped face in these square frame shades. Her elegant all-white ensemble is given a dash of biker chick ‘tude with the draping of a white leather biker jacket over her shoulders.
Team yours with a boyfriend’s tee and a pair of ripped jeans. Optional: Wind-swept tousled hair and peachy pink puckers.
Get her look: Linda Farrow square-frame acetate mirrored sunglasses, $1,052 from Net-a-porter
Here, popular Hong Kong singer Joey Yung sports classy cat-eye round-frame hybrid shades to a barbecue. We love how the arched curve frames define her brows – an adorably quirky detail that really makes her pic pop. These shades help to contour your face by drawing attention to the pointed edges, so we suggest getting yourself a pair if you’re looking for something to create the illusion of a sharper chin.
Get her look: Jeepers Peepers flat lens cat eye sunglasses with silver frame and silver mirrored lens, $51.72 from Asos
Charlene Choi, also known as Sasa from Twins, is seen here on an overseas work trip to America with her trusty aviator shades. Stealing her inspiration from Vivienne Westwood and more, Charlene’s print-heavy jacket complements her sunnies for a fresh off-the-street ensemble.
If there is one pair we have to recommend, it must be the ultimate street style sensation – Dior’s So Real sunglasses, endorsed by fashion A-listers the likes of Rihanna. Wear yours with… anything, really.
Get her look: Dior So Real sunglasses, $895 from Farfetch