Sunglasses collection – summer 2k16

sunglasses collection summer 2016 uk fashion blogger

It is officially summer, so I can talk about sunglasses. And how I have been bitten with the collecting bug of shiny ocular instruments. The weather might not let me wear them for a full day without the need for also taking an umbrella, but they are definitely out daily. Finally. 

Not sure if 6 pairs counts as a ‘collection’ (correct me if you want) but I thought I’d share what I have at the minute and talk about where each of the pairs come from. So if you’re wanting to pick up some new shades this summer to protect your lil eyes then~

Mirrored / polarised lens

sunglasses collection summer 2016 uk mirrored lenses

The massive trend that doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon. Recently, metallic shades with thin or rimless frames have become the rage, with rose gold fronting the way. Dior has the original, mirrored pink-shiny (I24TE if you were wondering), but there are lots of dupes on the market now. 

I picked my rose gold pair up from aliexpress, purely because I wasn’t sure if I was going to wear these often, they’re quite mirrored, and smaller than the usual frames that I’d wear. However they’ve quickly become something that I reach for often as they’re one of those pairs that make me feel like a boss ass b*tch, Heads turn. Statement made. Get yourself a pair of these. 

The gold lens and black cat eye pair are called Galodia, they’re from Aldo* though I shopped them through Octer– which I’m doing a full post on later this week. They’re fab aren’t they? Size-wise they’re a lot bigger than I thought they’d be, similar dimensions to the white cat-eye pair which are my largest sunglasses to date, so that was a bit of a surprise. I love them though. Am absolutely 210% in love I want to wear them all the time.

The blue mirror pair* are from Firmoo – full review of that trend crush –  and again they’re slightly larger than I was expecting… they take up a large proportion of my face. But they’re fab, again. They’re the pair that’s easiest to see through, as they don’t really darken or tint the world when they’re on – so proper polarisation there. They’re coming with me to Austria for definite, as they’re also incredibly light weight. 

Regular Lenses

sunglasses collection summer 2016 uk fashion blogger

The sliiightly novelty cat-eye pair I got for the AW15 London Fashion Week season, and I haven’t worn them much since other than for shoots or specific outfits. They’re definitely a pair I love even though I don’t get them out as often as I’d like, as they’re fun and quirky. I’ve seen a lot of the Korean models posing with pairs like these on insta and I know that influenced my original purchase, but hey. They’re from eBay so it wasn’t a massive amount of cash spent (under £5), so it’s not like I dropped a large amount of money. 

The pink pair I also picked up from eBay, as I had a pair similar to these in Korea when I was there, but they (along with a really pretty forever21 pair) never made it home somehow. I loved the metallic nose bridge and little arrows where the arms fix to the frames, and these being pink means that I can wear monochromatic outfits and still have some sort of colour present in there without too much thought or planning. 

The silver browed pair are from Asos, and was probably the pair that sparked the collecting to be honest. They’re the oldest pair of these 6, and I was initially drawn to the built-up brow in the description. I do love a good high-browed cat-eye – as is evidenced with most of these – and despite the way these photograph they’re actually quite sizeable themselves. 

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What’s your favourite style of sunglasses for this season? Also which out of mine do you like?

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  1. Yiotou_La
    July 5, 2016 / 9:21 am

    I love sunglasses and I have plenty of them, I cannot get enough! I have a similar pair like the Jeepers Peepers and I love them! great picks :)YiotaPinkDaisyLoves

  2. Valentina Batrac
    July 5, 2016 / 9:49 am

    I think I have a problem with buying sunglasses, I have sooo many pairs but I want more! There are so many pretty ones I've seen… Love your sunglasses, my favourite are the gold ones! Lovely post :)Valentina from

  3. Meg Siobhan
    July 5, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    I really need some sunglasses, but will need to invest in a prescription pair because I am as blind as a bat without any form of glasses!Meg | Elmpetra

  4. Carina C
    July 5, 2016 / 2:06 pm


  5. Alyssa Gengos
    July 5, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    So cool! I love that gold mirror lens pair.xx Alyssaxx AlyssaVISIONS OF NYC // @alyszsa

  6. Amy G
    July 5, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    I love mirrored sunglasses at the moment, I picked up a rose gold pair recently and I wear them everywhere! Also love the novelty cat-eye pair!Amy xNerdymermaid

  7. Ilah E
    July 6, 2016 / 8:03 am

    Oooh these sunglasses are absolutely gorgeous! I'm actually searching for the perfect pair and this post is very helpful! XxLITAH

  8. Claudia Barnett
    July 7, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    I LOVE the cat eye mirrored ones. Seriously, I'm going to have to get a pair just like that!Claudia // Lipstick Theory // Lifestyle Blog

  9. Yolanda Medina
    July 12, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    I freaking love sunglasses!I literally think I could never have enough.I love the pink ones they are soooo cute!!!All the new styles on sunnies lately have me in heavennnn.(

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