Like fashion lovers across the globe, I have always envied the French for their minimalist, timeless and effortless sense of style, and I’m always drawn to that elegant look.
The ultimate accessory for effortless chic & elegance would have to be a pair of statement sunglasses. A glamorous pair of sunglasses can make almost any outfit look instantly and effortlessly more stylish; jeans and a white tee, a simple dress, a monochromatic ensemble or even the ever-popular athleisure wear (maybe not while doing your exercise).
You can also hide or distract from almost almost anything with a pair of statement sunglasses and still make yourself look instantly pulled together, making them the ultimate fashion accessory.
Statement oversized sunglasses became popular in the 60s when First Lady Jackie Kennedy started wearing them to keep a discreet profile. In the late ’60s and early ’70s after her marriage to Aristotle Onassis, Jackie O created a timeless style statement which was clearly adored and to this day her unique style continues to inspire designers. Her chic oversize sunglasses became her signature look and
Some women transcend time, obviously, there was Jackie O, and also there was the iconic Audrey Hepburn who knew what it meant to be simple, classic, and effortlessly chic. Who could forget her in Breakfast at Tiffany’s wearing her gorgeous oversized sunglasses? Even now, her timeless style is truly inspirational.
In current times, there is no secret that I’m a huge fan of Meghan Markle’s (the Duchess of Sussex’s) effortless style. Meghan has been spotted wearing Karen Walker’s Northern Lights sunglasses as featured in my collection below. And in this picture, Meghan is wearing Le Specs – Air Heart style sunglasses prior at her baby shower in New York in February 2019. These sunglasses are incredibly similar to Audrey Hepburn’s in “Breakfast at Tiffanys” above, they have a fantastic price point and notoriously sell out as soon as they are released.
Another of my absolute favourite current fashion icon’s, who is the epitome of elegance and effortless style is lawyer, author, activist and wife of George Clooney……Amal Alamuddin Clooney. Amal has certainly made oversized sunglasses her trademark and always looks incredible.
If you are worried that they will overwhelm your face, remember that statement sunglasses are available in different sizes and frame thickness, so there is definitely a pair for you! Just wear them almost everywhere and with confidence!
In my relatively minimalist wardrobe, owning a fabulous pair of sunglasses is essential, and I would tend to spend more on a fabulous pair and less on other accessories. So a definite investment-splurge item if you can! I’m not featuring the truly budget versions here; however, almost every high-street fashion label has a huge range of cheaper versions similar to the following, and hopefully, you can find some inspiration from my favourites below!
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