My Secret Addiction: Sunglasses

Forgive me Father for I have sinned. Today I bought my thirteenth (13th!!!) pair of sunglasses. I barely wear sunglasses because they fuck up my nose makeup and I hate the feeling of them on my face, and yet I keep buying them. I have an addiction. Sunglasses are the only thing that always always suit me. I could order any pair online in the knowledge that they will look good on me. This isn’t a brag; the only thing that always suits me… is something used to cover up your face. Hmm.

Anyway, I thought I’d feel less guilty if I put my addiction to good use and made some #content about them for you guys. So I guess this is kind of a show and tell/haul/guide all in one? I dunno. I am ashamed.

The ones with the ~fancy arms~

Remember those dumb £200 Prada Baroque ones that look like Willy Wonka glasses that were huge in, like, 2013? Yeah I bought those. They’re probably my biggest sunglass regret but I have to keep them for how cult they became. These ‘Prestige Gold’ Chanel ones (I bought them for £350 but they seem to be available at that link for £100 less) also have theeee sleekest arms with the gold accents. I feel totes Breakfast at Tiffany’s whilst wearing them.

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The Dior Inspired ones (ie. straight up fakes, my dude)

Learning from my previous Prada sunglasses mistake, I didn’t buy the Dior nose-bar glasses. I instead plumped for the inevitable high street copies, and it was a GREAT decision. The baby pink ones were £3 from Primark (no link, soz, but I got them very recently so can confirm they’re still in stores) and look like they cost 100x that price. The marble effect ones are from ASOS (£12).

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The Cat Eye ones

MEOW. Top tip: cat eye glasses are universally flattering as they slim your face. If you’re ordering online and aren’t sure what shape will suit you, cat eye is always a good bet.

Rose gold and pink mirrored lens glasses: Topshop ‘Swoosh Wayfarer’, £18

Marble effect reflective glasses: Quay Australia ‘Sugar and Spice’ glasses, £30

Matte black cat eye glasses: Quay Australia ‘Kittie’ glasses, £30

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The classicly boring ones

This classic shape is probably my least favourite, but the most casual and wearable. I wear these glasses when I’m by the pool on holiday as they go with everything and don’t draw too much attention towards my usually makeup free and sweaty face.

Pink: Wildfox Acetate ‘Classic Fox Juliet’ glasses from the ‘Stare At The Sun’ range in pale pink, £148 (found in TK Maxx on clearance for £10!)

Cream: cream ‘Erika’ RayBans I picked up in Duty Free on a whim on my way to Zimbabwe in 2012, £107 (on reflection, I wish I had got the very similar ‘Clubmaster’ style instead of these)

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The ‘No Pictures Please’ ones

Paparazzi getting all up in your grill? Or, alternatively, are you just really hungover? Massive sunglasses are the solution. This is my fav type: hugely dramatic, and they give off ‘leave me alone’ vibes. My favourite pair in my ENTIRE COLLECTION is the blue mirrored Quay x Chrisspy blue/tortoise shell pair below. SO CÉLINE.

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Mirrored blue tortoise shell glasses: Quay Australia x Chrisspy via ASOS, £40

Leopard print and lime green glasses (only link I could find was to a pair with hot pink inside, sorry): Dolce & Gabbana ‘Animalier Enchanted Beauties’, £135

All black straight-top glasses: House of Celeb Boutique ‘Too Glam’, £39 (imo these are a straight copy of the Célines, and are slightly too flat across the top for me. They kind of give me a uni brow. Not my fav.)

Amelia XX

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