The best types of sunglasses for a summer walk

Khuram Sarwar Khuram Sarwar
Thursday, 04 April 2024
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The days are getting longer, and the sun is shining brighter, so what better way to pass the time than taking a lovely summer stroll? Whether you're heading to your local park, ambling through shady woodlands, wandering down a canal towpath or sauntering through the city, you should make sure you’re protecting your eyes from the sun's UV rays by wearing sunglasses. 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 protects you from the sun’s glare above while allowing more light to pass through the lens at the bottom so you can easily look through and focus on close-up details whilst on your walk. Stunning and practical, these shades give you the best of both worlds.

2. Sunglasses with dark lenses

Dark lenses will provide you with the full coverage you need on your days out in the sun. Why not try a pair of Meghan Markle, Le Specs Bandwagon Black Tort sunglasses this summer? These versatile shades for women will have you looking effortlessly cool on your walk, 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 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

Particularly great for 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 a summer walk by the river.

We love the 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 excellent optical performance by reducing glare, enhancing contrast, and providing better visibility. These frames also make perfect hiking sunglasses.

5. 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 sunglasses are a favourite when it comes to the wraparound style. These sporty sunglasses will sit comfortably on your face and are durable, making them ideal for active lifestyles. The plastic frame material is sturdy and incredibly durable.

6. 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. The blue/nude lenses complement the gold accents on the arms and nose bridge, these shades will elevate your summer walk look.

7. 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.

And there you have it, our roundup of the best sunglasses for a summer walk. All of 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 not sure which frames to choose? We can help you choose based on your face shape.

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