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Get the skiing sunglasses aesthetic this winter season

The best thing about sunglasses is that they have a purpose all year round. In fact, the first glimpse of winter sunshine is the perfect time to replace your summer shades — especially if you’re lucky enough to get away on a frosty city break or perhaps even a skiing holiday. Either way, sunglasses are an essential part of winter fashion, particularly when you’re trying to create the aprés-ski-aesthetic.  

So how exactly can you nail the slope-style trend, off the slopes? Read on to find out how we can help you put the look together. 

What to know about the skiing sunglasses look

For those of us living in the UK, when it comes to a skiing holiday we might feel somewhat out of touch with the latest trends and fashions for the off-slopes look. So we’re here to get you up to speed! Firstly, if you are struggling with inspiration, you can never go wrong with the sporty look — serving a further functional purpose when made from lightweight plastic or acetate materials! 

The second most important thing to think about is your lenses. That’s because a winter holiday probably means winter scenery. Snow reflects the sun’s rays straight into your eyes which can be harmful, so UV protection is essential. Polarising lenses can be a great option as well as the lenses eliminate glare from horizontal surfaces such as snow. Wrap-around sunglasses are a bonus, making sure to keep the sun out of your eyes from every angle. Specsavers have a number of lens options you can choose from when buying sunglasses, find out about the different types here

Keep it sporty

Whether on a skiing holiday, mooching around the countryside or a city break, the sporty look is always a great go-to. Specsavers stock a number of athleisure-style brands that have designed frames perfect for such occasions. This is certainly the case with these Roxy sunglasses. The deep, square lenses are made from a chunky acetate with rubberised tips for additional comfort around the temples. The contrasting white tips and inner nose bridge match the logo detail on the frame arms to create a put-together but different look. 

If you’re a fan of relaxed, sports-inspired eyewear then click here to find more options 

Wrap-around sunglasses

The wrap-around sunglasses style is both cool and practical. A win-win! Continuing the sports-luxe style are these slim wrap-around sunglasses. Moulded into a timeless shape, the frames have a minimalistic design and are made from matte acetate with wide oval lenses. Making them shades that will transition well for any holiday activity, complimenting almost anything in your suitcase from colourful, to patterned, to monochrome or black and white.  

For a similar style but with a more traditional, squared lens reach for these Quiksilver sports sunglasses. The all-black frames find individuality with the use of different textures and tones, making the logo at the temple visible as well as the ridged rubber finish at the temple tips. Curving around the contours of your face, you won’t have to worry about squinting at any angle. Wear these glasses with a slim fit all in one ski suit, or for a male look opt for a pair of salopettes and an oversized hoodie for the perfect aprés-ski vibe. 

Lightweight glasses

Lightweight glasses are essential for any holiday because you can carry them with you until the time comes when you want to pop them on. These Superdry sunglasses are a fun take on a minimalistic look with their retro keyhole shape. Made from lightweight acetate so that you can put them in any bag or large pocket without even knowing they’re there! 

Metal skiing sunglasses style

Warm-toned metals glisten in the winter sun. These oversized sunglasses are very on-trend, emulating the 70s style that we are seeing from the high street to the catwalk. The rounded edges flatter whilst the gold-coloured frames transition into tortoiseshell tips for comfort. The arm embellishment gives the glasses a final feminine touch.  

Or, for a more muted look go for these simple round sunglasses. The small lenses and gold frames give the glasses a vintage feel. Complete the outfit with your holiday tracksuit and trainers of choice. 

For more tips on how to nail the athleisure look, click here 

Not sure what your dream glasses would actually look like on your face? Try our virtual try-on tool to see, or for more guidance check out our tips on what usually works best with your hair colour and face shape. You can also find more style and trend advice on our #LoveGlasses blog.