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Ski sunglasses: Get the aesthetic this winter

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. Like our very own adidas Sport sunglasses and glasses range. Inspired by sports lovers, watchers and players, and designed for everyday wear. Take the adidas Sport matt-black acetate sunglasses. The perfect accompaniment to an all-black outfit. Pair with bright accessories like gloves, socks, shoes or a hat for a pop of colour.

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.  

Discover all-out eyewear versatility with the Specsavers Sprinter wraparound prescription sunglasses. These specs come with three curved, clip-on lenses to explore including blue mirrored, yellow tinted and clear. Perfect for the winter wonderland landscape, yellow and orange tints can help to increase contrast in hazy, foggy, low-light conditions whereas blue lenses can reduce glare. Pair with a 70s style colour block ski outfit for a retro appeal. A prescription masterpiece for the ski sunglasses look.

Lightweight glasses

The adidas Sport collection combines sleek, sporty styles in a range of lightweight comfortable materials with cool features such as integrated spring hinges for flexibility and double-injected rubber temples for extra comfort. That’s what makes them a great choice for ski sunglasses style. Like this pair of adidas Sport sunglasses in clear acetate with gunmetal temples for a two-tone grey effect. The angular shape is a bold take on the popular 1980s ‘wayfarer’ style.

Metal skiing sunglasses style

The classic pilot-style silhouette will truly take you from the depths of urban cities to the heights of fresh, mountain breeze. These Hugo prescription sunglasses are a capsule wardrobe type of sun frame, crafted in a traditional angular shape using thin, silver metal for the exterior. The green hues make for subtle colouring and the cool tones would pair well with a metallic silver or grey tonal outfit. 

Or, reach for something a bit more feminine with these simple, rounded sunglasses from DKNY. The warm bronze colour and brown-tinted lenses are an autumn/winter feast for the eyes. Think trending hues or rich browns and cherry reds. An inviting take on the gothic glamour style and the perfect addition to your winter sun accessories — from winter spectating, to chilly walks and cool aprés-ski sessions. Slip these on for ski sunglasses styling without a second thought.

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

Find more frames

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.