I don’t believe I have ever met a more fickle sun than Hong Kong’s. Sometimes she’s out and happy as can be and other times she get depressed and hides from her followers for what feels like months at a time. No matter the weather a true HK girl knows that, in addition to always carrying her umbrella and scarf, she needs a great pair of sunglasses! So we’ve rounded up all the top sunglasses trends to make your sunnies search a breeze!
House Of Harlow from The9thMuse; ASOS Collection at ASOS
First, let’s take it back to the old school. These are the shapes that come back again and again, reinterpreted for a new generation each time. Be it a pair of 60s circles or a gigantic pair of 70s amber shades, these will keep you covered. These perfectly compliment flowy dresses or relaxed rolled-up cotton pants and a loose tee.
Le Specs from The9thMuse; Ray-Ban from Shopbop
I am also head over heels for the nerd-chic browline glasses of the 50s! There are loads of options to choose from on ASOS and Shopbop… so no matter what your price point or retro itch, you can find a pair that fits.
Le Specs from The9thMuse; Elizabeth And James at Shopbop
Cat eyes are an instant win due to their movie star quality. Gone are the days of boring black – cat eyes sunnies can now be found in a range of sizes and colours, with cool detailing like skinny wire sides or wild animal prints. My faves are the nude Le Specs available at The9thMuse shown here!
Le Specs from The9thMuse; Ray-Ban Originals from ASOS
I’m sure you or your man already has a pair or two of these go-tos lying around but, if not, then put these on your must-buy list – a pair of Aviators or Ray-Ban Wayfarers.
Aviators are the ultimate in nonchalant awesomeness. Slipping these bad boys on, I can practically hear the Top Gun theme crescendo-ing in the background. That’s right Iceman – I am dangerous!
And speaking of songs about sunglasses (aside from that whole wearing them at night thing, which I think we can all agree on is a bad idea!), Don Henley reminds us that we too can be the things dreams are made of when our hair is slicked back and we have our Wayfarers on! Club Monaco carries a hearty supply of Ray-Bans in case you don’t want to wait on shipping (even though it is free at Shopbop and Asos… decisions decisions!).
Looking for something that no one has ever seen before? Then check out the space-age looking shades by Henry Holland! I am adding the clear pair to my eyewear arsenal as they make the everyday into something out of this world.
Another modern trend is the giant geometric shapes that are gracing the faces of those in the know. These are also the perfect cover-up if you want to skip out on make-up for the day!
A gorgeous pair of sunglasses make a statement in a second! They are an easy to add accessory that can elevate an outfit with very little effort and there are now so many styles, that you’re bound to find the perfect pair for you. So go on… make a spectacle of yourself!
- The9thMuse, 12/F, Unit 1204, One Lyndhurst Tower,
No.1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong,
- I.T, One Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2890 7329
Photos of Sabrina by Sabrina Sikora Photography