If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then aren’t sunglasses the ‘shades’? Sunglasses are not just a style statement – they can attract, repel, work as a mirror or shield your hangover from the world in one easy step. How some glasses wearers can go without, I’ll never know!  

Whether you're the kind that relies on a pair of old faithfuls or own a key selection of styles - like me - it's always good to swot up on the best sunglasses to make you feel a million dollars, and what’s more? At IOLLA those feel-a-million-bucks vibes doesn’t need to cost you a fortune. In fact, you can get the full prescription or polarised treatment for just 65 quid. Best of all? You don’t need to sacrifice price over style with their incredibly versatile yet fashion forward collection of classic colours and shapes.

When it comes to sunnies, I like to keep it a classic affair with frames that will suit all outfits and occasions. Along with my ever growing collection of IOLLA opticals, I have not one but two pairs of sunglasses that I wear on rotation whether home or away, but that doesn’t mean that there’s a few other styles that have caught my eye! Here are my top sunglasses trends that you should keep in mind while shopping for your specs this summer. Go on, save yourself from squinting and see in the sun with IOLLA!




Not just for Tom Cruise and George Michael – the aviator style is universally flattering and forever in style. Rayban may still reign supreme as king of the classic aviator - though IOLLA’s Lennox style isn’t far behind! When I was investing in my first pair, the aviator was the first style I went to, you can’t get more classic or stylish than a style that makes it onto catwalks every season! The Murray frame is also a great way to get a similar look for less of a statement.


Lennox in Chrome Gold with Bronze Lenses                                              Murray in Caramel Tortoise with Bronze Lenses                                 



The cat-eye is an inherently fashion girl-adored frame, and no wonder! It's an iconic shape and the staple to end all styles,  probably because it's one of the easiest ways to look on trend without having to make too much effort. Ever-flattering, the cat-eye shape is both timeless and chic so why not try IOLLA’s best selling Muirs a try? Or go big or go home like me with the XXL Swintons.


Muir in Baby Pink Fade with Bronze Lenses                                              Swinton in Vanilla Tortoise with Bronze Lenses  



When it comes to eyewear in 2017, it’s the bolder the better. Frames on and off the catwalk are big and beautiful, round or cat-eye, or a bit of both. Oversized sunglasses are a timeless choice which is why they’ve been donned on celebs to models alike! If like me, you are looking for a classic shape that adds instant glamour, just remember size does matter!


Inglis in Aqua Fade with Neutral Grey Lenses                                            Hoy in Olive Stripe with Classic Green Lenses                                                



You could perhaps blame the nostalgia loving Vetements movement but round-rimmed glasses have shifted from a vintage style to the mainstream — thanks to runway and red carpet appearances! IOLLA’s completely reinvented these hard to wear styles and transformed them into one of their best sellers. And with tint combinations like this, I can see why!


Bell in Vanilla Tortoise with Bronze Lenses                                                 Murray in Vanilla Tortoise with Bronze Lenses



Well, you know, if it’s not broke, right? Retro styles are always guaranteed to give you an effortlessly cool vibe to your outfits. Give a not to Greece with my favourite Livingston and Wallace frames..


Livingstone in Black with Classic Green Lenses                                       Wallace in Walnut Tortoise with Bronze Lenses


Reflective shades are the real hit of summer! IOLLA have anti scratch and anti glare as standard, but if you are ready to get reflective with some mirrors, their range of Polarised lenses will be sure to take your look to the next level.

Burns in Black with Blue Mirror                                                                  Rowling in Rose Gold with Rose Gold Mirror


Whatever your prescription (or lack of it) IOLLA are here to give you high quality eyewear at affordable prices to suit every style. At £65 across the board, there’s no excuses to not be protecting your eyes this summer. So what you waiting for? Do as Betty does and shop the full collection today!