What is an easy way for me to update my collection of sunglasses?

What is an easy way for me to update my collection of sunglasses?

If you have not already, it is time to pick up a pair of round-frame sunglasses.

Some people may think of perfectly round-frame sunglasses as harking back to the 1960s and 1970s, conjuring up images of John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

In recent seasons, however, round-frame sunglasses have been making a comeback, becoming the fashion set's go-to sunglasses shape. So, leave your cat-eye and big square sunnies in your drawer and pick up a round-frame pair.

You can go classic and pick a pair in a simple black hue, such as the Jeepers Peepers pair (photo 1, $39, from www.asos.com).

It has a slightly mod vibe but the larger lens size and detailing on the sides keep it fresh and current.

The pair from Komono (photo 2, $85.30, from ashop.asia) is similarly subtle.

It has an added bar on top which evokes an aviator-like feel for a bit of fun.

Round-frame sunglasses are great to experiment with and fun.

I suggest going big on colour, shape or pattern. The smaller shape of the sunglasses - compared with larger lenses on other kinds of sunglasses - means the dramatic effect is slightly tempered.

The pink Le Specs pair with mirrored lenses (photo 3, $79, from www.thewyldshop.com) has a great pop art vibe. Colour, too, is the focal effect of the electric blue Etnia Barcelona pair (photo 4, $354, from Kapok at the National Design Centre at 111 Middle Road).

Risk-takers can go for the white Minkpink pair (photo 5, $65, from ashop.asia). It has the standard round lenses, but is set in an almost robotic-looking rectangular frame.

Another fun piece is the animal-print, mirrored Asos pair (photo 6, $22, from www.asos.com), which can easily perk up a more neutral look.


This article was first published on March 27, 2015.
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