7 reimagined aviator sunglasses for the summer

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Looking for the perfect pair of sunglasses for spring? Aviator sunglasses are the perfect go-to silhouette that compliments most face shapes, whether yours is oval, square, or heart-shaped. Ever popular since the 1980s, here are seven statement pairs of aviator sunnies that have caught our eye:

Retrosuperfuture: Completo in Sky Ombre

This oversized aviator-style silhouette from Retrosuperfuture features seamless construction, with metal rims forming a minimal ring around the lenses. Echoing the ocean’s calmness, this version has a contrasting gunmetal finish against fading tinted blue lenses.

Available on retrosuperfuture.com

Jacques Marie Mage: George Cortina Jagger Sunglasses

Jacques Marie Mage has teamed up with fashion stylist George Cortina on a pair of aviator-style sunglasses that channel the retro opulence of Bianca Jagger and the Studio 54’s ‘70s heyday. They’ve been handcrafted in Japan from gold-tone metal and fitted with turquoise gradient lenses. 

Available on MR PORTER

Fendi: Square-Frame Metal and Acetate Sunglasses

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These Fendi sunglasses will set the tone for your summer days ahead. The lemon-tinged lenses have an oversized, square shape and are anchored by black and yellow metal and acetate trims.

Available on MR PORTER

A.SOCIETY: Bailey in Matt Silver 

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This aviator silhouette from A.Society, with innovative details and a playful approach to the half-moon shaped acetate trims, brings a fresh perspective to something familiar.

Available on asociety.com

Loewe: Gold-Tone and Tortoiseshell Acetate Sunglasses

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Tune in to ’80s disco music and embrace this season’s retro mood with these aviator-style sunglasses from Loewe. The choice of polished gold-tone metal with tortoiseshell acetate projects a nostalgic feeling. The classic silhouette and colourway will complement most things you own.

Available on NET-A-PORTER

Grey Ant: Gold Megalast Hexagonal Aviator Sunglasses

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Angular and edgy, these handcrafted hexagonal aviator-style sunglasses from Gray Ant bring a new dimension to sleek attire. The tortoiseshell acetate temple tips give it an extra quirk. 

Available on ssense.com

Alexander McQueen: Gunmetal Studded Sunglasses

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Embody your inner punk persona with these aviator-style metal frame sunglasses from Alexander McQueen in gunmetal-tone. We especially love the conical studded detailing at its sides.

Available on ssense.com

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