Microshades were de rigueur once upon a time, taking over Instagram like a fashionable plague. But let’s face it, those teeny tiny specs considered as ‘runway uniform’ were never that practical (unless you had no plans of being outdoors, AKA, sitting on FROW).
In terms of wearability, versatility and sun protection, us normal folk demand something with a bit more coverage. Our eyes need shading from harmful UV rays as much as our dark circles need hiding from public view. So lucky for us, a slightly more size-appropriate version of the microshade has come to light.
Rectangle sunglasses follow the same sleek, modern design as its scaled-down cousin, but suits a lot more face shapes and is easier to style with an everyday wardrobe. If miniature eyewear makes you feel like a 90s child throwback, these rectangle sunglasses will give you a grown-up (and less Honey-I-Shrunk-the-Glasses) kind of edge.
Marc Jacobs MARC 361/S
Simple and chic, these are the epitome of a ‘grown-up’ rectangle. Worlds away from the emaciated microshades, these sunglasses from Marc Jacobs are seriously sophisticated.
They’re also mega-versatile, taking you from everyday casual and workwear to glamorous outdoor events and holidays in the sun. Get an on-trend yet timeless look with the Marc Jacobs MARC 361/S at SelectSpecs…
Ray-Ban RB1969 RECTANGLE
If you want a true classic that’s also on-trend, the Ray-Ban RB1969 RECTANGLE sunglasses are a must. Not only does this cool, casual frame celebrate a much-loved trend, but the design (and the brand) have serious lasting power. They’ll never go out of fashion!
This style has been seen on just about anyone who matters on the ‘gram, including Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Hailey Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Selena Gomez, Rihanna…..the list goes on. Choose from 9 colours at SelectSpecs.
Not only are we still coveting rectangle sunglasses in 2020, but we’re not ready to let go of the flat top trend either. This super stylish frame offers a bold look to highlight your best features, drawing attention to your cheekbones and your jawline.
These Moschino MOS001/S shades are excellent for providing coverage, while also adding a masculine edge to your wardrobe. This one’s great for streetwear fans, or those who love to combine sharp suits with eyewear.
Jonathan Paul Fitovers Oogee Kryptek
Love sports luxe or skiwear chic? If you’re a fan of high-end casuals, these shades are the perfect addition to your accessories game. Totally unisex, the Jonathan Paul Fitovers Oogee Kryptek frames are androgynous by design, offering you a fresh, understated look for every day of the week.
And finished with a grey reptile-inspired print, it’s the ultimate hybrid between sports and runway fashion.
These Guess GU8225 frames add an injection of colour to an otherwise jaded outfit. If you’re guilty of keeping it plain unless there’s an event, a pair of bright sunglasses will brighten up your wardrobe in an instant.
Team with clashing prints and fabrics for a bold, daring and eclectic vibe, or style with muted garments to let this colour shine.
M Missoni 0005/S
If you need a trusty pair of rectangle sunglasses with timeless appeal, these M Missoni 0005/S frames are a great style investment. Sleek enough to have that modern, one-step-up-from-the-microshade look, they are undoubtedly up to date. But the classic mottled brown/Havana print will give you an accessory that never dies.
Style with just about anything in your wardrobe too. That’s how versatile Havana and tortoiseshell are – so worth every penny if you care about cost per wear!
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