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How to style pilot sunglasses all year round

Pilot style frames, also known as aviator sunglasses, were developed in the early 20th century as a substitute for the popular fur-lined goggles worn by pilots at the time. Versatile, trendy and easily styled, aviator sunglasses are a fashionable form of eye protection covering the entire field of vision. Pilot sunglasses are one of the few styles of sunnies that are ideal for all face shapes, particularly suiting those with an oval, square or heart-shaped face. Read on to find out how to best style your aviators!

Classic pilot sunglasses

Classic aviator-style sunglasses are usually green-tinted, with gold frames. The green tint doesn’t saturate colours nor darken your surroundings too much, making it a great choice for everyday wear. Check out Specsavers’ classically cool GUPPY SUN RX navigator-style sunglasses. The pale gold metal and tortoiseshell tips are an easy combo to match with any outfit.

Black wire, sleek metal temples and an added twist — a red racer stripe, these Converse frames aren’t to be missed. Style with a plain white tee and a pair of blue jeans for the ultimate classic look.

Chunky acetate aviator-style

Want to stand out from the crowd? Opt for a pair of chunky acetate aviators like Specsavers’ PORT DOUGLAS SUN RX frames. These striking pilot sunglasses come in a trendy tortoiseshell design with a classic double-bridge. Adding an unusual twist on a classic style, oversized acetates offer that sleek Italian aesthetic. Pair with a summer polo and chino shorts and you’ll look suave from head to toe.

Vintage-style metal frames

Pilot-style frames are instantly iconic. This silhouette last took the fashion world by storm in the 1980s, following a period of popularity in the ‘30s, as fighter jets replaced their heavy goggles with these trendy sunnies. 

Make a statement in our Specsavers WOLFFISH SUN RX. The timeless brown-tinted lenses are designed to block out harmful rays whilst offering optimum prescription results. The pale gold frames, brown lenses and pale pink acetate come together to create a soft, warm summer style.

Elegant and eco-conscious, these polished-gunmetal Timberland sunglasses offer sustainably sourced materials, including matt-tortoiseshell sides partially made from bio-based plastic. Suitable for all-year-round wear, pair these with an autumnal outfit to create a refreshing, ultra-modern vibe.

Make it Maverick

Some shades will never go out of fashion. Classic teardrop pilot sunglasses are a perpetual addition to your wardrobe. As worn in the 1986 hit film Top Gun, aviator-variation sunglasses are suitable for styling all year round. With the new release of the second Top Gun film, Top Gun: Maverick, they’re set to be bigger than ever before. Sit back and embrace cruise control in our super-slim AZIZI SUN RX frames — offering guaranteed style.

Looking to get your little ones involved? Explore our KIDS SUN RX 56 — perfect for outdoor fun in the sun.

Find your perfect pair

If you are looking for your next aviator sunglasses frames and aren’t sure where to start, Specsavers can help. Why not try out our innovative virtual try-on guide to find your perfect frame. Still unsure? Be sure to check out our dedicated resources to help find the right finishes, materials and colourways for your face shape and hair colour

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