Sunday, 13 July 2014

Summer Wardrobe | Round Sunglasses

Sunday, 13 July 2014

I often take a 'less is more' approach to styling, especially with accessories, and this has led me to use the same oversized aviators every summer for the past couple of years. In general I'm trying to be slightly more daring with my style, which is pretty simplistic, but I've started small by changing up my accessories.

One of my friends from work has the coolest round sunglasses which he got from Urban Outfitters last year and ever since I spied them on him I've had a little obsession with finding the perfect pair for me. There's so many gorgeous retro-inspired shades on the high-street at the moment I've found it hard to resist purchasing a few. These 3 here are only a small selection of the round sunnies I've been hoarding this summer.

Primark | Topshop | ASOS (from top to bottom)

It's hard for me to blog about my personal style and not include an item from Primark. Everything in Primark is super cheap and, it's a bad habit but, this leads me to buy a lot. Their sunglasses range from £1-£3 and these Primark Round Tortoiseshell Sunglasses (£3) are just one of many I've got from Primark this year. This is the only pair I have in tortoise shell and I love the oversized look. I'm wearing this Primark pair in my last OOTD.

The Topshop Mimi Metal Round Sunglasses (£12) are currently my favourite sunnies and surprisingly I can pair them easily with a lot of my outfits. To me they're 'teashades' or 'John Lennon glasses' but with a more modern finish. I've often avoided these types of round glasses in the past as I thought they'd look awkward on my face, but these are the perfect size.

The ASOS Black Metal Round Sunglasses (£15) are also a flattering size but the wire-look frame give these a more 60s-inspired finish than the Topshop sunnies. These shades work perfectly with summer festival staples - floaty dresses (like this one), patterned pieces, loose tees and clothes with fringe detailing.

It's ironic that I post this as it's been pouring with rain in London today but I have been relying on my sunnies quite a lot lately!

What's in your summer wardrobe?

Lesley x

23 comments :

  1. I wish there was a Primark in the states, I would love to shop there at least once. I feel like so many people rave about it. That's a really nice round-frame sunglasses collection.

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    Kuyeek

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    1. Thank you Kuyeek! Primark is a bit hit and miss but you can find some real gems x

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  2. I love round sunnies! They have a very relaxed summer vibe about them :)

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  3. so retro and different for summer, the bigger the better!

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    1. Oh definitely! The tiny ones don't suit me at all. Thanks for commenting Lavinya x

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  4. I love the sunglasses :) everyone in the chosen are beautiful :) love it all <3

    xoxo,
    Anna

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  5. Round sunnies are so laid back cool. The topshop ones are my favourite too.
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  6. Round sunnies are so different to the normal shapes. I like your variations.

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  7. They are so cool, but I don't think I can get away with wearing them:-)

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    1. I thought that too but eventually found quite a few that work. Thanks for commenting Nerline x

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  8. I do like some round sunnies, I own two and they seem to give more of a different feel to the standard sunglasses, definitely more of a retro vibe xo

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  9. I need these sunglasses in my life!
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  10. I love round sunglasses too! But it's hard for me to find the right pair that doesnt make my whole face look even more round than it already is! :) Great selection though!

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  11. Round sunnies, never tried them... I think I have to now hehe

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  12. Love the leopard print ones, they are gorgeous x
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