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What sunglasses to wear to a BBQ this summer season

With the summer months in full swing, it’s important to be prepared for every upcoming occasion in your calendar, especially as it’s been a while since we’ve been busy back to back attending social events. Whether you’re off to a reunion barbeque with your family or a friend's birthday picnic, the correct pair of sunnies will change your outfit from mundane to noticeable.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the options of sunglasses available with accompanying wardrobe styling suggestions to ensure you’re a vision  at all upcoming events this social season.

Stay on-trend in summer with oval sunglasses

Physically encapsulate the sun with your sunnies by opting for these fiery Specsavers frames.

The brown colourway has a distinctive look with its glimmer of yellow specks against the brown-tinted lens, which will be a surefire way to wow any social scene you put yourself in. Pair these summery sunglasses with a lemon-yellow dress and a matching bag, to really encompass the sunshine vibe in your bbq outfit.

Explore all our different styles of on-trend oval sunglasses here

Emphasise your transformation

Did you go through a lockdown transformation? Then make sure you ooze ultimate cool with these bronze, oval sunnies a complete game changer for any garden party . Their simplistic dark metal shape will match almost any of your wardrobe favourites, so if you’re feeling comfortable and confident in your look then these sunnies will only heighten that. Taking inspiration from the 90s  pair these oval sunglasses with a midi floral skirt or patterned shirt for an impressive garden party look. Or for a more casual bbq style, put on a pair of classic blue denim, wide-leg jeans and a simple top: let the sunglasses be the centre of attention.

Discover other ways to take part in the resurgence of 90s fashion here

Coordinate your sunglasses to your outfit

A matching co-ord outfit is always a head-turner, so why not level up this look and match your sunglasses to your wardrobe choice? These Cath Kidston frames are a great way to start. Everyone has some form of polka dots in their wardrobe, so pair these with a spotty top, dress or scarf to really bring the look to life. They are perfect for a bbq with friends on a warm summer’s day, as their vivid print is reminiscent of a retro style that exudes a lively nature and a good time.

Brown acetate sunnies for a bbq outfit

The brown colour palette has returned to our fashion choices from t-shirts to jeans, the simplest way to take part in the hottest trend this past few months is by incorporating it into your accessories with sunglasses being the easiest option. These Kylie Minogue sunglasses are the perfect way to add some warmth to your summer wardrobe and keep you ahead of current trends. The shape is a slight homage to the retro cat-eye style whilst remaining modern and chic. Pair with some neutral or brown boyfriend cut jeans or mesh dress to really capture the  trend, and ensure you look stylish at any bbq or picnic.

Explore other retro trends that are flooding the trends this season here.

An everyday pair of sunglasses

When you don’t want to make a statement and just want to enjoy your family and friends' company, then opting for a simplistic yet smart pair of club master-style sunglasses is the route to go down. These Specsavers semi-rimless sunglasses work well in a blue or brown hue, where the lower metal rim contrasts against the chunky brow, nicely framing the face and eyes. The versatility of these sunglasses means they can be worn on most occasions but style with a simple linen shirt and loafers for a smart, casual look that is perfect for a family reunion.

Pair with your favourite look

Do you have a go-to summer outfit? Then with our sun tint and UV lens treatment, you can choose a pair of frames from almost any of Specsavers’ collection, to create your very own prescription sunglasses. So don’t let the sunglasses take the lead, but review your own wardrobe to make your shades elevate whatever summer look you decide to wear. These pilot-style unisex glasses from Hugo Boss will look even better with a brown tinted lens against the silver metallic frame. Try and pair these sunglasses with a matching two-piece suit  to incorporate a trendy, contemporary look into your wardrobe.

Read more information on how to turn your chosen frames into prescription sunglasses here.

The BBQ season is in full force and if the weather keeps getting better, your social calendar will be flooded. So, be prepared with your selection of sunglasses and ensure you’re wardrobe ready for any bbq, picnic or garden party you’re invited too.

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