Sunny days are back again, and while it may look a little strange to wear sunglasses with your face mask on when you are out and about, you should, just so as to protect your eyes, too. What’s more, choose the right one and you can go from looking “off” to looking “on-trend”. Here are 7 for you to pick and put on for extra protection.
OWNDAYS, Fox, Model SW3002B-8A $78, OWNDAYS
Want to show off your eyes while still shielding them from the sun? Get this cool pair from Japanese eyewear chain, Owndays (who knew they made such funky shades?). It’s affordable and comes in three summery pastel colours (gray, light brown and green). Prefer something non-plastic and more classy-looking? Try visiting its newest outlet at MBS. This store has all the things that you have come to know and love about this Japanese eyewear chain – short 20-minute wait, efficient service – but upgraded. It’s the first OWNDAYS Premium Concept Store in the world that offers a “Japanese luxury” shopping experience, as well as an exclusive Limited Edition collection that features both shades (from $248) and spectacles (from $278).
Available from OWNDAYS boutiques, including MBS Premium Concept Store, 2 Bayfront Avenue, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Canal Level, #B2-117, 018972, www.owndays.com/sg/
Gia Fadeism Pink, $420, Retrosuperfuture
Go big or go home, we say. Those brave of heart (and maybe wide of face) can opt for this Asian exclusive from this Italian brand, that’s made less for hiding away than catching attention with its light purple to rose-pink ombre coloured lenses that are larger than the frame they are affixed on. Your gal pals will probably wanna borrow this from you.
Available from Retrosuperfuture, 435 Orchard Road, Wisma Atria, #B1-29, 238877, retrosuperfuture.sg
Square sunglasses in black plastic with smoke lens, $14.99, ASOS Design
What’s not to love about this? It’s black so it goes with everything; it’s a classic wayfarer design so it won’t go out of fashion; and it’s super-affordable so everyone can get a pair.
Available from ASOS
Chilly Chilly 02, $430, Gentle Monster
This one’s for the cool kids. The mint-blue multilayer mirror lenses, the futuristic sculptural metal frame that runs across the temples, the fashionable Korean brand itself – everything about this spells “wavy”. Save this for when the nightlife in SG starts up again. Or, just don it at home, ’cos you know, it’s cool wherever you are.
Available from Gentle Monster boutiques and www.gentlemonster.com
Rocket MTO P3 Classic Ivory/Navy with Green Polarized Lenses (Launch Edition), $149, The Rocket Eyewear Company
Inspired by the pair that the mum of Ming and Shing – the bro-and-sis team behind SG brand The Rocket Eyewear Company – had lost on a boat in Laibela, Ethiopia, this one’s both a classic and a keeper. The round design’s based off those worn by U.S. soldiers during WWII and 1950s’ stars such as James Dean and Grace Kelly, but updated with newer fits and frame sizes. This version also keeps things interesting with its Ivory (outer frame) and Navy (on the frame’s inside borders) duo-colour scheme.
Available from multiple retail locations and sg.rocketeyewear.com
Zion (in transparent gray), $159, Bolon Eyewear
We can see why this is a bestseller from Bolon, one of China’s most popular sunglasses brands. It’s basically the beloved aviator, made modern and chic with a more squarish-frame. Built with TR90 Premium alloy (it’s plastic titanium so the shades are sturdy yet flexible), this solid-looking model is elevated by its blue-orange-gray gradient lenses to become your versatile pair-to-wear, straight from office to your day event.
Available from Bolon Eyewear boutiques and sg.boloneyewear.com
Santos de Cartier sunglasses, $2, 960, Cartier
So you want serious drip, even for your peepers? Say “yeah!” to this pair from Cartier (that luxury jewellery and watch brand). Crafted in France, this aviator’s green polarised lenses are encircled with pin oak and carbon, with its frame made of a champagne golden-finish metal and adorned with a brown leather bridge. Just a lil’ bit of history: It’s named after Alberto Santos Dumont, an aviation pioneer who was pally with Louis Cartier – friends in high places will make you “shady” eh?
Available from Cartier boutiques and www.cartier.sg
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