The Guardian recently wrote that it’s ok to wear sunglasses in winter, and we couldn’t agree more. While it was once seen as a fashion faux pas to don a pair of shades after September, now sunglasses are a year round staple that you can wear whatever the season.
Rather than making you look like a show-off, wearing sunglasses will add a fashionable finishing touch to a winter outfit. Don’t believe us? Just look at fashion guru Victoria Beckham, who’s hardly ever seen without a stylish pair of shades.
While sunglasses are a must-have fashion accessory, there’s another more important reason why you should always have a pair of sunglasses at hand, even on a winter’s day; sunglasses offer vital eye protection. The sun sits lower in the sky at this time of year, so wearing shades will protect your eyes from damaging UV rays which are present all year round, even when temperatures drop to freezing.
So, don’t let your favourite shades gather dust through the winter months. If you want to brighten up a dull day and add a stylish touch to your seasonal outfits, we have some inspiration for you. Here are three cool ways to wear sunglasses in winter.
Chic & Sophisticated in Over-sized Sunglasses
First up we have a look for the fashionistas that’s chic and sophisticated – perfect for winter in the city. Over-sized sunglasses such as the Chloe CE639SL shades are the key to this outfit, adding an Audrey Hepburn-esque touch with round black frames and elegant silver detailing that’s timeless. To get the look, pair a cosy knitted dress with a stylish wool cape and add knee high black riding boots. Finish off with a pair of fur-trimmed gloves to keep hands warm on frosty days and a slick of classic red lipstick for a bit of colour.
Keep it Casual with Classic Aviators
For our next look, we’re keeping things cool and casual. Aviators are a summer staple but they can look great in winter too, especially when worn with laid back outfits. For coffee dates and shopping days, stay warm and keep your eyes protected from glare by pairing a snug fur lined parka with a sleek pair of aviators such as the Gucci GG 4276/S with rose gold frames. To complement the gold tone of these glasses, stick to tan accessories such as suede boots, shearling gloves and a leather fringed bag. Complete the outfit with a pom pom hat for an easy, everyday winter look.
Cute & Cosy with Cat Eye Shades
Cat eye sunglasses add a touch of retro glamour to an outfit, whatever the weather. Our last look features the stunning EA4030 sunglasses from Emporio Armani with vintage cat eye frames and a tortoiseshell finish. To keep your outfit seasonally appropriate, wrap up in a warm fur coat and continue the seventies vibe with a pair of high-waisted jeans and suede boots. A floppy hat and a wool scarf adds a wonderful finishing touch for winter days when you want to dress to impress.
As you can see, sunglasses aren’t just for the summer. With the right outfit, they can look amazing in winter too. Which of our looks is your favourite? Do you love cool and casual aviators or will you be rocking a retro look this winter with cat eye shades? Whatever you like, find sunglasses in every style online at SelectSpecs!