There was a time, not so long ago, when I couldn’t stop buying sunglasses. I had a serious addiction. Eventually I ran out of storage space and enforced a strict shopping ban. But I think I may need to allow myself one sneaky purchase, this season, as the Spring/Summer 2013 collections are filled with beautiful pink sunglasses. The style sounds slightly odd at first (why take a risk with pink shades when you can play it safe with classic tortoiseshell and black?), but there are so many cool options out there, so you’re sure to find a design thats suits your look. Here are five of the best…
Shop the Edit: 1. Cat eye sunglasses by ASOS, £12 // 2. Speckled square sunglasses by Quay Eyewear, £25 // 3. Rose sunglasses by Elizabeth and James, £123 // 4. Fifties-inspired sunglasses by Prada, £275 // 5. Coral circle frame sunglasses by Topshop, £16
Designer junkies should head straight towards Prada’s ’50s-inspired frames. The retro feel is perfect for summer and will add a feminine edge to casual, urban looks. If you’re on a budget try the cat eye sunglasses from ASOS instead, as they hint to the more expensive Prada pair.
Those of you who love to make a fashion statement should give Quay Eyewear’s bubblegum pink sunnies a try, but if you’re still not 100% sold on the trend Elizabeth and James offers a great compromise. Their subtle rose pink sunglasses are almost a neutral, and the shape is fairly timeless. If you’re looking for a long-term investment these frames are the best bet!