Complete your look on vacation this year with a stylish pair of sunglasses to protect you from the glare while you laze by the pool or explore the cultural sights and tropical surroundings.
When you travel to a destination where the sun shines as much as it does in Thailand, it’s important to pack a few pairs of ‘sunnies’ to keep your eyes shaded from the strong UV rays.
The right eyewear can also help jazz up any holiday outfit, whether you’re accessorising a bikini on the beach or a linen shirt and chinos as you dine on the outdoor terrace at a plush restaurant.
Of course, a pair of well-selected shades can also provide a convenient disguise for tired eyes that aren’t looking their best after a long haul flight or a day and night at the beach club.
Below is a selection of this year’s smartest sunglasses, and some tips on how to choose a frame that suits your face shape.
Inject a pop of colour into your outfit by embellishing your face with a pair of brightly-hued sunglasses. As seen on the designer runways in the Spring Summer 2016 fashion shows, pretty pastel frames are one of the most catching eyewear trends for ladies this season. If you need convincing, then look no further than the likes of Taylor Swift, Gwen Stefani and Kate Hudson, all of whom have all been spotted wearing shades in pale pinks, baby blues and soft mauves. Casual wayfarers with coloured frames are the ideal choice for a day down at the beach club or lounging by the pool in your private villa. If you can’t decide on one colour, invest in a few pairs to match a few of your different holiday ensembles.
Casual yet timeless, it seems the world will never fall out of love with classic wayfarers – whether worn by men or women. This season’s latest take on a classic frame is the two-tone effect, worn by the likes of Hollywood A-Lister Jon Hamm. Pairing two colours adds a sporty, more casual effect to this ageless pair of shades. Keyhole accents and minimal detailing are also aspects to look out for if you want to rock a stylish yet contemporary look.
Gents with an eye on style this season can expect a return to classic eyewear designs, but with fresh modern flourishes such as additional, exposed hardware. As seen on the faces of celebrities like Robert Pattinson and Orlando Bloom, round lens aviators are set to be one of the biggest pleasers in 2016. Strong masculine jawlines and wide cheekbones work fantastically with aviators, ideal for gentlemen who want to ensure that they’re looking their best on vacation.
Bold colours and styles set the Spring/Summer catwalks alight for 2016, and many fashionistas were thrilled to see the return of the chic 1960s-esque cat-eye frame. For people that like to channel their glamourous Audrey Hepburn alter egos every time they get dressed up, this is the ultimate fashion comeback. Ladies can make a daring style statement, by donning partially-rimmed frames to achieve a striking look. Bold colour choices are a must with this type of frame, which is ideal for women with a round face shape because the frame should always be slightly wider than the broadest part of the face.
If you’re ready to go all out in this year’s eye style stakes, there is only one way forward – the circle shade. As worn by celebrities such as Beyoncé, Kendall Jenner and Miley Cyrus, circular shades with boldly-hued frames or animal prints are set to take centre stage in 2016. A plethora of frames are out there, with everything from chic tortoise-shell offerings to the two-tone black and white options. For a day out shopping or sightseeing in Thailand, funky eyewear like this is the perfect way to complete an outfit. Oversized, curved styles also complement strong, angular features as they soften the overall appearance of the face.