Words by Felicity Carter

Summer has hit and it’s time to update your sunglasses; from sunnies with in-built speakers to fine Italian-crafted statement sunglasses, here’s your luxury edit.


Alto Audio Sunglasses by Bose

Thoroughly modern, these sunglasses have amazing built-in Bose speakers that produce rich, immersive sound (tailored so the sound is heard by you, not others around you). What’s more, they block up to 99% of UVA/UVB rays. Conveniently, the open-ear audio allows you to stay aware of your surroundings while enjoying your music, so they’re perfect for running.


Square tortoiseshell-gradient acetate sunglasses by Celine Eyewear

Celine’s tortoiseshell-effect sunglasses graduate from sleek black to hues of brown for a throwback look. They’re shaped from Italian acetate to a heavy, square silhouette that’s tempered by subtly rounded smokey-grey lenses.


DiorGypsy1 cat-eye metal sunglasses by Dior Eyewear

Expect clean lines with these Dior’s gold-tone metal DiorGypsy1 sunglasses. Made in Italy, they feature a subtle cat-eye shape accented by logos and set with green-tinted lenses.


Oversized round metal sunglasses by Loewe

These oversized sunglasses exude Jonathan Anderson’s play on proportions. They’re crafted in Italy to an oversized rounded shape set with gradient brown lenses with 100% sun protection, then subtly hallmarked with temple logos.


Oversized square acetate sunglasses by Gucci

A classic frame from Gucci’s black sunglasses is made in Italy from sleek acetate. For shape, there is an oversized square frame with grey gradient lenses then finished with engraved gold logos.


Dare C2 oversized acetate sunglasses by Linda Farrow

The party decade of the ’70s was the inspiration behind these brown tortoiseshell acetate shades. They’re crafted in Japan with brown ZEISS lenses that offer 100% UV protection, then set with curved, cool arms.


Cat-eye acetate sunglasses by Bottega Veneta

A classy and timeless, these sunglasses by Bottega Veneta marry Daniel Lee’s contemporary flair with a 1950s sensibility. They’re made in Japan from a super glossy acetate in a vintage cat-eye silhouette ad glamorous black-tinted lenses.