Tortoiseshell is the go-to choice of colour for many fashionistas, celebrities, and their eyewear. The speckled brown pattern is so simple to wear and style, and looks fabulous on glasses and sunglasses alike.
Originally, tortoiseshell was obtained from the actual shells of turtles and tortoises, making it an incredibly rare and expensive commodity.
Nowadays, it is simply a patterned form of plastic or acetate, making it much more environmentally friendly, affordable and accessible to the masses.
We have pulled together some of our favourite on-trend tortoiseshell eyewear pieces into this article.
Which do you love the most?
These gorgeous super affordable sunnies feature a wayfarer design with some pretty gold embellishment on the temples to add a little extra interest to the design.
All for only £20.
This style of sunnies would particularly suit those with heart, round, or oval face shapes, although they would look fab on everyone.
The model below looks gorgeous in a very similar pair.
They instantly add a bit of glamour to any look.
Cute Margeaux sunnies were on sale @bananarepublic when I got them. Totally classic look with a little edge and good way to shop when you can't afford to buy all the sunnies (or anything else) you want. They go with everything. True, they weren't super cheap like my cute aviators from #americaneagleoutfitters (which are another classic look I'll feature), but they will last and never go out of style. Now you can have a drink or two with all the money you saved and look tres chic doing it. 🍸😎#bananarepublic #tortoiseshellsunglasses #tortoiseshellsunnies #classic #alwaysinstyle #sunnies #thelookforless
MICHAEL KORS 0MK2040 DIVYA
Cat eye sunnies will give you that feminine, 1950s vibe, and we particularly love this pair from Michael Kors.
These style of sunglasses would look fabulous on heart and oval face shapes in particular.
They are a great option if you want your sunnies to make a bit of a statement, and look fab dressed up for special occasions.
The model below looks fab in a similar pair of cat eye tortoiseshell sunglasses.
Tiffany & Co. TF2093H
Tortoiseshell glasses are a fabulous option for the office or just for everyday wear.
The pattern and colour are super sophisticated and understated, whilst also being right on-trend too.
We adore the rounded oversized style of these Tiffany glasses.
Oversized glasses are a key trend for 2017 and 2018, with many big celebrities such as Zoella and Jennifer Aniston rocking the look.
These glasses feature a pretty silver jewel detailing on the temples which make this pair even more special.
The Instagrammer below looks gorgeous in a similar style of specs.
Marc Jacobs MARC 87/F/S
We love the round lenses and subtle cat eye shaped frames on this pretty pair of sunnies.
These would look particularly gorgeous on those ladies with heart, round and oval face shapes.
The model below wears a similar style of sunnies which look fab with her dark red lip.
MICHAEL KORS 0MK2036 HARBOR MIST
Square sunglasses are becoming more and more popular recently, with celebrities such as Kylie Jenner opting for the unique style.
They definitely won’t suit everyone though, as they are quite a statement.
They will look incredible on ladies with round, oval and heart face shapes, as the angular design of these sunnies will help to balance out the curves of these face shapes.
Carrera CARRERA 132/S
Aviator sunglasses are a classic retro design which look amazing on pretty much everyone.
We love the sporty vibe of these Carrera aviators, with the double nose bridge and subtle gold metal detailing.
These would be a staple pair of sunnies, perfect for everyday wear and more formal occasions alike.
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