There is nothing quite like the start of spring. With the arrival of warmer weather and lighter evenings, and with the whole of summer ahead of us, the start of this new season is always one of the best times of the year. And, when it comes to our wardrobes, it means that we finally get to dig out our favourite summer pieces, from floaty frocks to swimwear, shorts, skirts and, of course, our favourite pairs of sunglasses.
If you are on the lookout for a new pair to invest in this season, then we suggest opting for something classic that you will be able to make a statement in for years to come.
Below, we round up our favourite designer frames for the season ahead. From oversized to skinny, classic to colourful, these are the sunglasses at the top of our summer wish lists.
Prepare to make a statement in Loewe's supersized square sunnies with a thick black frame.
If you prefer something a little more delicate, look to Bottega Veneta whose gold half-rim frames will make an elegant addition to your wardrobe.
Vivienne Westwood has partnered with Specsavers on an exclusive collection inspired by the designer's use of tartan, hand-painted graphics and Rococo-inspired details. This round-frame pair features a Westwood twist on the classic tortoiseshell.
Love logos? Prada's Nineties-inspired sunnies will be favourites for years to come.
If you're already got plenty of dark sunglasses in your arsenal and are after something different, we love Fendi's bright white frames, which will be great for the beach.
Gucci is always a great option when hunting for statement sunglasses – and this season is no different. We particularly love the brand's fun take on the cat eye.
Victoria Beckham's D-frame sunglasses have become something of a style signature for the designer. This pair features chic graduated brown-to-grey lenses.
Want something a little more affordable but still of a high quality? Look to Le Specs. The brand's shades are a favourite among both fashion editors and influencers for their unique and fun designs.
Embrace serious colour this summer with Lapima's statement orange frames.
Another fashion house betting on the oversized sunnies trend is Dior whose aviators have gone XL for the new season.
One of our favourite eyewear designers, Linda Farrow has teamed up with Italian label The Attico on some fun and fashion-forward sunnies. We love this pink skinny pair particularly.
Add some bedazzle to your sunglasses game with Celine's studded pair, which are sure to inject some fun into any summer outfit.