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10 Statement-making sunnies we're loving for that extra sass

10 Statement-making sunnies we're loving for that extra sass

The only shade you ought to throw (on)

Text: Wei Yeen Loh


We rounded up some embellished, printed, and even glittery sunglasses for you to take on the sunny weather with a touch of flair

Let's be real: Sunnies these days aren't just worn to protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays on a hot day out. Taken seriously, a flashy pair of sunglasses can propel your outfit to great heights, even making or breaking your look in the process. This season's memo is in and it's all about making a head-turning statement. It's high time to put away your sleek, minimalist shades to make way for big, embellished, printed, and colourful sunglasses that will garner you double takes anywhere you go.

When we say statement-making, we literally mean it — Burberry is taking the trend quite seriously with their Doodle shades, featuring a scrawled biro and marker-pen logo print emblazoned along the temples, while Dolce&Gabbana is injecting an urban street aesthetic to its Graffiti sunnies that you can customise with (you guessed it) graffiti-printed clip-ons. If you prefer something more subtle, go with an artistic spin via Dior's studded, tortoiseshell shades or Chanel's ultra-feminine pair with 33 pearls meticulously hand-inserted along the metal frame. But if you're down for some drama, put on Saint Laurent's crystal-embellished cat-eye acetate sunglasses for a guaranteed second glance — and for an IG-worthy #ootd, obviously.

Ahead, 10 of our favourite shades that are so loud we practically need shades for our ears too:

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