Popping My Designer Shades Cherry

When it comes to accessories, I’ve never been a big spender. Not that I don’t crave nabbing a Viv Westwood bag for my (currently barren) designer collection, but I just haven’t had the opportunity to spend that big. I bet that spending £400 on the most perfect bag or killer pair of heels is satisfying af, but like most people, I’m just not in the situation in my life to make that kind of purchase.

However an item that I’ve always been tempted to splash a little $$$ on, is a pair of beautiful designer sunglasses. Sunglasses? I have plenty of them, but they’ve always broken, twisted, or cheaply made which makes a two week hitch and ditch situation on the highstreet very likely. Designer sunnies differ when it comes to shape, colour, and price – but one thing that you’re guaranteed to get is quality.

Dolce & Gabbana DG4259 Animalier in Raspberry*

Missguided Twist Front Cami Top

Nude // Black // Purple

Topshop Petite Jamie Jeans W/ Knee Rip

Similar // Similar // Similar

Topshop Circle & Stick Multi Row Necklace

Ego Official Cheska Floral Mules in Black*

Zara Pom Pom Basket Bag (Sold Out)

I’ve always thought of sunnies as an investment piece, because once you have a style that screams *you*, you can totally rock them 24/7. (Spoiler but I think I’ve found mine…) Top tips for picking the one? Pick a style that you know will suit your face shape, are wearable everyday, and represents you and your personal style. These dreamboat D&G DG4259‘s* are purrrrfect for a kitty like me, the iconic Animalier print on the top rip acts as an accent whilst the beautiful blush pink frame and tinted lenses work together to create a seamless flushed effect. 

If you don’t know how to style bright sunnies like this, use them as your statement piece. Because, they are! Most of my outfits are muted or monochrome and I’m always on the lookout for small optional pops of colour to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to my minimalist outfits. So for me, the pop of colour on these sunnies really adds to my wardrobe what it’s desperately been needing – diversity!

I’m teaming my new D&G shades with this Twist Front Cami from Missguided, I didn’t think it would be so low cut – but I dig it, it really works. Throwing on some gold jewellery, which drapes the cleavage adds class whilst simple hoops keeps things clean. Throw on distressed grey skinnies + your favourite mules = one hell of an effortless ensemble.

Want a pair of designer shades for yourself but don’t want to spend too much? Did you know that from upwards of £75 you nab yourself some timeless Ray-Bans  (dreamyyyy) or if you’re partial to a bigger splashing of le cash you could be styling up some serious parisian chic in Celine for as little as £144? My dream pair? Fingers crossed I’ll be strutting in the sun in a pair of beautiful black Miu Miu’s in the future!

What are your favourite pair of designer sunnies?

Which were your first ever designer shades?



  1. Tania Pryer
    July 16, 2017 / 10:04 AM

    Looking fab as usual Holly! Love the shades – sadly my face shape would look crap with them! haha 🙂 Tania Michele xx

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      July 21, 2017 / 12:14 PM

      Thanks so much Tania! xo

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