Hot specs: seven sexy sunglasses for Cornish summers
Sunshine incoming! Protect those baby blues with a chic new pair of sunnies including from local stores and boutiques - the bigger, the better, we say.
Big Winnie is a style that wants to be seen. With its wide rods, its powerful frame and the rounded glasses, it frames the face – at a great price from Padstow’s Aloft Shop, these sunnies from Danish brand A Kjaerbede are both stylish and will block out the high UV at the coast.
Pink to make them wink
I’m thinking the south of France – or arty in St Ives – for these gorgeous Lafont Paris Juillett frames. Big enough to exude mystery (or hide your stonking hangover behind), small enough that you won’t put them down and lose them. Try on in Alexander Miller in Falmouth.
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Go big or go home with these fabulously huge black Le Specs Air Heart Emerald cats eye shaped glasses, from Wadebridge’s Jo & Co. The perfect statement sunglass to suit all face shapes.
These chunky Pakalana frames from Hawaiian brand Maui Jim can be customised with coloured reflective lenses for extra glam and good vibes. Try them on in one of the brand’s Cornwall stockists.
Make a statement with these 70s-inspired hexagonal frames from Linda Farrow – made with 22 carat gold, don’t you know. Fancy snapping them up a discount? Pick them up at the Linda Farrow boutique in Bicester Village.
These Tullan sunnies from Irish brand Crann come guilt-free – they’re made from recycled materials, have a lifetime warranty and profits support a woodland and mental health charity. The website also has a natty ‘try on’ function.
Channelling Maverick? We hear you, but update the classic style with a modern squared-off silhouette, like these Le Specs Hercules bright gold unisex sunglasses from Roo’s Beach in Porth.