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Blackout sunglasses take the runway

The all-black look is back! Black has always been a classic style, but blacked out sunglasses are making a comeback this season, and we’re here to give you the rundown of our best blackout frames. The great thing about this eyewear trend is that they are so versatile; they suit any outfit or occasion. Nothing says summer like a brand new pair of shades, so here are our top picks of blackout sunnies for you to choose from this season.

Oversized blacked out sunglasses

We think oversized sunnies are the best way to make a fashion statement, and these Liberty London LL Sun Rx 03 frames are a must-have. Their exaggerated lenses offer a vintage feel, and the soft curves mean the sunnies aren’t too harsh on your face. Their dark lenses and silhouettes are contrasted with the floral print along the sides. Pair these sunglasses with a floral shirt to complete the summer look. Like the Liberty London style? Learn more about our exclusive collection here.

For a true all-black style, opt for these Specsavers Halibut Sun Rx frames. These sunnies are a more simplistic blackout style whilst still maintaining the retro, oversized feel. Team these sunnies with a fun summer outfit like an embroidered or bedazzled dress.

Super-dark, round frames

If you like nostalgic dressing, then these Will.i.am W17S Sun Rx sunglasses might be the ones for you. The monochrome colour scheme keeps the attention on the frame silhouette, so they’re retro but not too bold. To finish the throwback look, pair your blackout sunglasses with mom jeans or a vintage shirt and you’re good to go. 

Is the 90’s your go-to decade for all things fashion? Read our 90s style guide here.

Cat eye blackout sunglasses

A statement pair of sunnies is the perfect way to update an otherwise simple summer outfit, and these Kylie Minogue Your Disco Needs You sunnies are a great choice. The cat eye design give the frames a feminine touch, and the silver glitter adds a little something extra to an otherwise monochrome style. Accessorise with silver earrings, necklaces and even a touch of silver glitter in your makeup to craft a glamorous look.

Pilot-style sunglasses

Pilot or aviator-inspired frames are a core sunglasses style, so why not pair this design with the all-black trend? These Converse CV103S Sun Rx are the full package. The sleek metal frames add a modern edge to a timeless design, making them a style that you’ll want to wear year after year. On a cool summer night, pair the sunnies with a bomber jacket, jean shorts and a simple top. 

Want to know how to style pilot sunglasses all year round? Read our style guide.

Bio-based blackout shades

A simple but cool design, these matt black Timberland TB9242-1 Sun Rx sunglasses are great. The matt colour and sharp angles are responsible for this modern masterpiece, whilst the colour is diversified with khaki-green temples and tips. Pair with a cargo bottoms and your choice of white top for a laid back summer fit.

Another great thing about these frames is that they are partially made from bio-based plastic, meaning they are marked as Earthkeepers® for using sustainably sourced materials produced in a responsible way.

Modern micro-sunnies

Want to keep up-to-date on the latest trends? Try these Specsavers Turbot Sun Rx sunglasses. Their slim rectangular silhouettes are a nod to the Y2K tiny sunnies style, and the all black colour scheme ties in nicely with the blacked out sunglasses trend.

For more Y2K inspiration, read our article on how to get the look.

Create your own blacked out sunglasses

Can’t find the right black sunglasses for you? Don’t fret, just create your own! Find a pair of black prescription glasses frames and add a full sun and UV tint in grey to the lenses to create the dark style. Have a look at all our sun tint and lens options here.

But which glasses will suit you?

If you are struggling to choose the right frames for you, then check out our guides to buying for your face shape and hair colour. If you can’t make it into store use our virtual try-on guide to see the sunnies on your face and make sure they’re the ones for you.

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