With so many sunglasses to choose from, finding the right pair can present itself as a challenge. To help you out, we’ve put together a guide to the best sunglasses for a summer walk.
1. Gradient sunglasses
There’s nothing more enjoyable than a stroll on a warm summer’s day, do it in style with the Le Specs Beautiful Stranger Tortoise sunglasses. These gorgeous cat eye frames in a fashionable tortoise print with their grey gradient lenses are perfect for adding a pop of colour to your easy, breezy look.
The gradient lenses feature an upper tint which offers protection from above, whilst allowing more light to pass through the lens at the bottom for you to watch your step easily. These shades give you the best of both worlds!
2. Dark lenses
Dark lenses will provide you with the full coverage you need for those sunny days out. We are massive fans of the Meghan Markle, Le Specs Bandwagon Black Tort sunglasses this summer. These versatile shades for women will have you looking effortlessly cool on your walk. Practical and stylish, black tort frames offer a sleek and elegant look, while the dark khaki mono lenses promise 100% UVA and UVB protection.
3. Mirrored sunglasses
Put a spring in your step and have fun in the sun with the Superdry Rockstar 175 Crystal Blue sunglasses. These vibrant shades feature blue mirror lenses for a striking aesthetic while offering maximum protection from UVA and UVB rays.
Lightweight and durable, these fantastic shades will ensure nothing gets in the way of a nice long summer walk with their anti-reflective mirror lens technology. The wayfarer shape matches with a transparent frame and blue temple tips will ensure you make a statement wherever you go.
4. Polarised sunglasses
Great for those riverside walks, polarised sunglasses reduce the glare you can experience due to the light reflections from surfaces, such as water or car bonnets; so you can gaze in comfort while you wander for your summer walk by the river.
We love our FGC Sky C01 Smoke Polarised sunglasses. These classic round shades are the perfect summer accessory, with black frames and smoke-coloured lenses for a retro aesthetic. The high-quality polarised lenses offer 100% UVA and UVB protection and offer excellent optical performance by reducing reflections, enhancing contrast, and providing better visibility. These frames also make perfect hiking sunglasses.
5. Statement shades
Romanticise your life and add a touch of luxurious glam to your everyday look with a pair of statement shades, such as our Chloe Rosie CE143S 868 Gold/Blue Nude sunglasses. These ultra-glamorous sunglasses will turn your high street into a runway, the most chic choice for running errands in the sun.
Featuring a scalloped edge, these feminine frames are a fashion-forward choice. Blue/nude lenses complement the gold accents on the arms and nose bridge, these shades will elevate your summer walk look.
6. Tortoise frames
You can’t go wrong with a touch of tortoiseshell on a lovely summer’s day. Tortoise frames are both casual and smart and will add character to whatever you wear. No matter where your summer’s walk takes you, tortoise frames will ensure you look great when you get there.
Go all out with our Polaroid PLD 1016/S/NEW 086/UC Dark Havana Polarised sunglasses. These frames are equipped with green polarised lenses with UV protection and a glossy finish. They are lightweight, durable and ever so comfy for those long summer walks.
7. Wraparound sunglasses
An excellent choice for brisk summer walks, wraparound frames offer full protection and a snug fit. Whether you plan on doing trail runs or a light jog on the beach, they make perfect running sunglasses!
The O'Neill Barrel 108P Matte Grey Polarised are a favourite when it comes to the wraparound style. These sporty sunglasses will sit comfortably on your face and are impact-resistant, making them ideal for active lifestyles. The plastic frame material is sturdy and incredibly durable.
And there you have it, our roundup of the best sunglasses for a summer walk. You can be rest assured that all our models feature 100% UVA and UVB protection with a scratch-resistant coating, guaranteed to keep your eyes safe on even the brightest of days. Still unsure of which frames to choose? Take a look at our guide 'which sunglasses will suit my face shape?'