Shape of the summer: round sunglasses in casual and classic styles

Summer, summer, summer time! I’m off to travel the west coast of Italy tomorrow and this – highly anticipated trip has led to slightly obsessive planning methods on my part. I have an excel doc of budget and itinerary breakdown as well as a googlemaps pinned with all the must-eat-at spots. I’d like to think I’ve modelled myself on Monica from Friends on this…


With great trips in the mediterranean like this comes great responsibility for staying safe in the sun. I’ve maxed out my suitcase limit with UV defence for my skin, body, hair and of course…eyes!

Last year I took summer on with my Ray-Ban Wayfarers and Tom Ford Anoushka sunglasses, but after seeing round specs take the season by storm this year and having the honour (through smartbuyglasses) to select a couple of styles, I was on the search for shades that could be worn during special events and casual strolls in the city in this up-coming trip.

Check out my two favourite styles below!

Classic Style

For apertivo drinks on Roman rooftops this Fendi FF 0124 pair offer a squared and angled top to the frame and a rounded bottom that adds an ‘oh-so’ on-trend twist. Always wanted to wear round shades but like me, have a rounded face? This type of style means you can wear this shape with ease.


Casual Style

There are no words to explain HOW MUCH I love these shades. They make me feel like the instal-diva I’ve always wanted to be – channeling my inner J-Lo/Brigette Bardot in these ’60s specs. The Prada PR15SS Cinema shades are incredibly sexy and offer true round sunglasses with an aviator twist to the bridge.

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1 Comment

  1. July 10, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    Loving these glasses! Need to find a pair like these, thanks for the share!

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