When the weather is chilly but not quite cold, there’s nothing stopping you from layering up in your best chunky knits, oversized jackets and knee-high boots in the name of fashion. With all that heaviness and structure on the body, though, you want to try to break it down with sleek accessories. Invest in a statement pair of micro-sunglasses to complete that high-impact boss look. We’ve done your homework and rounded up the trendiest brands that are killing it in this genre of eyewear.
Bring out the festive spirit with a quirky pair of shades. These Defender sunglasses take funky to a whole new level with this innovative butterfly design. The pairing of cherry-red lenses and mirror optyl brows with polka dots gives it high dimension, no matter what side you’re looking at them. Comes in a variety of colours; available on fendi.com
This Korean eyewear sensation doesn’t shy away from fashion-forward, experimental sunglasses. Looking for a pair of futuristic cat-eye frames? The Poxi shades will steal any show, with mirrored lenses defined by a bold red streak that runs through the centre. Want something even more out there? Opt for Kujo, daring frames with drooping lenses that are perfect for the coming party season and the endless nightlife. Available on gentlemonster.com
Handmade in Austria, Andy Wolf marries quality and style. We took a fancy to Eliza – a pair of narrow oval-framed sunglasses made with a thin rim of gold-tone metal and caramel-brown lenses. It’s an all-round winner in our books, as it complements various face shapes (and personalities). You can tone it down by going for an autumn palette with your wardrobe, or vamp it up with a bold red lip just like Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner. Available on net-a-porter.com
Purple was front and centre for the autumn/winter 2019 runway season, from pastel lilacs to deep violets and everything in-between. This relatively new brand in the urban eyewear scene has most certainly taken note of the trend and embraces it with Lola. So what makes this narrow cat-eye number different than the rest? We like how A Society has intricately overlaid the frame on top of the lenses and played with the silhouette to bring in a new interpretation of futuristic elegance. Available on asociety.com