Luxury sunglasses come in various shapes, sizes, and designs. Depending on your needs, preferences, and on-going fashion trends, it can be overwhelming to choose the right pair for you.

In a previous post, we highlighted how owning a pair of statement sunglasses can help provide much-needed sun protection in style while exuding glamour. In particular, we highlighted how oversized frames, such as classic aviators or cat-eye shapes, with intricate details, are likely to take over the sunglasses space.

Investing in luxury statement eyewear also ensures you get the best, high-quality materials in terms of frames and lenses, making your luxury shades durable for summer holidays and road trips. Of course, some luxury sunglasses will suit you more than others. Below, we’ll be sharing some tips for finding the right pair of luxury sunnies for you:

Pay attention to current trends

As mentioned in our introduction, fashion trends come and go by quickly. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or confused about which luxury shades to get for your next holiday, it can help to keep up with the latest trends.

While the best way to achieve this is by keeping up with fashion magazines and lookbooks, shopping for luxury sunglasses via online retailers is also a great alternative. Retailers like Sunglass Hut have various offerings in their luxury category, and they highlight “most wanted styles” on the website to let you know when a specific model or brand is trending, such as the Prada 17WS or the Versace 4361 Biggie, both of which are hot among online influencers and fashion enthusiasts. Of course, while following trends is a good start, it’s almost important to learn to style them properly.

Consider frame materials

Another element of luxury eyewear you may want to pay attention to is material. If you’re on an eco-friendly streak, you may want to consider sunglasses made of sustainable materials that luxury brands offer, such as ones using bio-acetate or bamboo.

If you have sensitive skin, you may also want to look into hypoallergenic materials for your luxury sunglasses, such as titanium. Denmark-based LINDBERG offers titanium eyewear made of the world’s thinnest titanium strips that the company developed. The result is a pair of minimalistic and hypoallergenic sunglasses that exude elegance and style. Of course, we mentioned that luxury sunglasses are likely to use high-quality materials, but some frame materials may be more suited to certain lifestyle needs and activities. If you’re looking to spend a day at the beach, for example, you may want something bulkier than thin and lightweight steel frames for your shades.

Match lens colour to your needs

Finally, while lens colours are a great way to express yourself and flex your statement sunglasses, they also serve specific purposes depending on how and where you’ll spend your time. As such, you should consider matching your luxury sunglasses colours to your plans for the day.

This piece on wearing sunglasses for driving highlights some key aspects to consider when wearing sunglasses on the road, such as not wearing tints too dark so that you can still see important road signs, lights, and details. For example, Category 1 and Category 2 lenses are recommended for daytime driving as they help reduce glare while still allowing plenty of light (18% to 43%) back to your eyes, ensuring you stay focused while driving. On the other hand, wearing extremely dark, Category 4 shades could land you a hefty £5,000 fine.

Ultimately, you can go no wrong with a pair of luxury sunglasses as part of your daily ensemble. Still, considering certain aspects like current fashion trends, frame materials, and lens colours can ensure your luxury shades serve their purpose while still showing off your sense of style and personality.