© Imaxtree

Though they may not be the first thing to come to mind when planning your winter wardrobe, sunglasses are nevertheless an essential. Designed to protect our eyes from the sun, they are much more than a mere ornament touted by brands to help us put the finishing touches to our style. Time to take a closer look. 

 

Protect your eyes

It's easy to forget, but the winter sun can be just as aggressive as the one in which we love to bask in  summer. And at the risk of being a killjoy, sunglasses are not just a style accessory: they are, above all, a tool for protecting our retina from the sun's harmful rays. Also, the more timid among you will be pleased to learn that sunglasses are not just an accessory designed for the most fashionable wearers, they're actually an instrument for well-being. And there's no need to suggest a ski trip to justify wearing your shades in the middle of November: enjoying a relaxing drink on a heated terrace or a stroll on a sunny afternoon are just as valid a reason as racing down a red run. Because even though the sun might be hidden away, it is still definitely there and its reflections on snow and water are particularly dangerous. 

 

Add a touch of colour

The other advantage of sunglasses is, of course, the touch of style they bring to any look. In addition to shades with black lenses, the low season is the perfect opportunity to give tinted styles or more colourful lenses a try. Which works out well, since this season brands have decided once again to unleash their creativity: from fluorescent pink at Gucci to orange and ultraviolet at Balenciaga, not to mention the various salmon touches throughout the different eyewear collections.

Frame-wise, it's all about originality, especially at Saint Laurent where the iconic SL213 Lily shades are adorned with a zebra print, and at Gucci where stripes serve as a colourful background to the mantras of the Florence-based brand.

How To

Winter Sunglasses

Though they may not be the first thing to come to mind when planning your winter wardrobe, sunglasses are nevertheless an essential. Designed to protect our eyes from the sun, they are much more than a mere ornament touted by brands to help us put the finishing touches to our style. Time to take a closer look. 

 

Protect your eyes

It's easy to forget, but the winter sun can be just as aggressive as the one in which we love to bask in  summer. And at the risk of being a killjoy, sunglasses are not just a style accessory: they are, above all, a tool for protecting our retina from the sun's harmful rays. Also, the more timid among you will be pleased to learn that sunglasses are not just an accessory designed for the most fashionable wearers, they're actually an instrument for well-being. And there's no need to suggest a ski trip to justify wearing your shades in the middle of November: enjoying a relaxing drink on a heated terrace or a stroll on a sunny afternoon are just as valid a reason as racing down a red run. Because even though the sun might be hidden away, it is still definitely there and its reflections on snow and water are particularly dangerous. 

 

Add a touch of colour

The other advantage of sunglasses is, of course, the touch of style they bring to any look. In addition to shades with black lenses, the low season is the perfect opportunity to give tinted styles or more colourful lenses a try. Which works out well, since this season brands have decided once again to unleash their creativity: from fluorescent pink at Gucci to orange and ultraviolet at Balenciaga, not to mention the various salmon touches throughout the different eyewear collections.

Frame-wise, it's all about originality, especially at Saint Laurent where the iconic SL213 Lily shades are adorned with a zebra print, and at Gucci where stripes serve as a colourful background to the mantras of the Florence-based brand.


© Imaxtree

Play with mystery... and style

Last but not least, sunglasses are the ultimate accessory for adding a touch of mystery to your look. A tried-and-tested method among film stars since Hollywood's beginnings, shades are the perfect way to spice up a boring outfit or pass incognito in the street. And since fashion is now evolving to suit everyone’s needs, there are no limits on styles. Spotted on the catwalks of several designers this season, they can adapt to any trend: aviators for the neo-bourgeois looks of Hedi Slimane at Celine, pink at Kenzo, mirrored at Dior, smoked for the arty collection by Loewe, retro for Fendi, 90s at Aalto, mini at Alexander Wang and finally maxi for Balenciaga and Elie Saab. For Autumn/Winter 2019, no outfit is complete without a trusty pair of shades. All you have to do now is find the ones that suit you best.  

 

 

 

Marine Poyer

The Belt Baguette Bag, by Balenciaga

The Belt Baguette Bag, by Balenciaga

Hero Product Beneath its apparent simplicity, Balenciaga's Belt Baguette bag displays a resolutely modern aesthetic, whose timeless elegance never fails to impress. Discover
Arnaud Vaillant & Sébastien Meyer

A. Vaillant & S. Meyer // Coperni

Designer With their brand Coperni, Arnaud Vaillant and Sébastien Meyer offer an innovative take on fashion, where minimalism meets digital tech. We sat down with them for a chat. Discover
Discover our selection

The Trekki Sandals

Trend Loved and loathed in equal measure, hiking sandals or dad shoes are back with a vengeance this summer. So wrong they couldn't be more right. Discover
How To
Shop the collection

Make The Marant Style Your Own

The Isabel Marant look is exactly like its creator: Simple, effective and joyful. And easy to wear, too - what more could we want? Discover
Shop our selection

Work from Home with Style

ind your WFH style: we share our top tips for keeping motivated in your home office and staying stylish for all your on-screen meetings. Discover
Shop our selection

Le coup de soleil

In the midst of the seemingly endless winter gloom, the "Coup de Soleil" collection by Jacquemus brings us outfits and accessories with a brighter, sunnier feel, for a summer vibe ahead of the season itself. Discover
Discover our selection

The Daily Disco

Day or night? How about both! This season, it’s all about sequins for a cool and glamorous look around the clock. How to wear them. Discover