Brand: Ace & Tate
STYLE: Modern fashion
STOCKED AT: Online at AceAndTate.com
For a minimal alternative, Amsterdam’s Ace & Tate are a need-to-know. Offering delicate, barely-there structures and modern transparent frames in classic shapes, the sub-£100 price tag gives the brand even more appeal.
BRAND: BAILEY NELSON
STYLE: Subtle cool
STOCKED AT: Bailey Nelson at Covent Garden and Old Spitalfields Market
Bailey Nelson is the brand delivering on fashion-forward circular and hexagonal shapes in a tortoiseshell finish – we love retro-inspired aviators for easy cool. The best bit? The brand also does killer spectacles, making it a one-stop shop for stylish eyewear.
BRAND: CHIMI EYEWEAR
STYLE: Fashion girl
STOCKED AT: Online at Net-a-Porter and Browns Fashion
For a seriously directional look, turn to Chimi, the Scandi brand nailing the cat-eye design. A dramatic finishing touch guaranteed to make a statement, all offerings are 100% UV protective, making them a practical investment with a fashion-forward edge.
STYLE: Parisian Chic
STOCKET AT: Selfridges
French eyewear brand Izipizi is a go-to for Parisian style. All designs are under £35, but still offer full protection, making them another easy win – for a subtle statement, we love the blue tortoiseshell print.
BRAND: Le Specs
STYLE: Feminine cool
STOCKED AT: Selfridges and online at Net-a-Porter
Le Specs have long been a fashion girl favourite for designer-style eyewear at more affordable prices. This season's pastel pink and lilac hue offerings in directional shapes have the perfect balance between cool and feminine.
BRAND: QUAY AUSTRAILIA
STYLE: Aussie glam
STOCKED AT: Topshop and online at ASOS
If trend-led designs are a little much, look to Aussie label Quay for oversized blackout styles that still bring the glamour. An influencer favourite, and now with easy access on the UK high street at Topshop, it’s our go-to brand for summer luxe.
BRAND: WARBY PARKER
STOCKET AT: Online at Warby Parker
It’s easy to get distracted by showstopping eyewear trends, but if you’re after something more traditional, turn to US label Warby Parker. Its classically styled collection in neutral tones is a failsafe option for eyewear that won’t date.