It’s Sunglasses Day! So to celebrate we’ve prepared a visual FEAST for your eyes… a spectacular homage to the shady specs that show off our style, keep us incognito (you know those “please don’t let anyone recognize me” days), and most importantly, protect our eyes from the blinding and harmful UV rays of the sun.

But the shades we’ve got in our round-up are not your average aviators or classic Foster Grants. They include the good, the bad, the uber cool, and the truly eyebrow raising styles of the sunglasses world.

Could you see yourself in any of these?

Sustainable Style


Shwood’s Canby Sunglasses in REAL exotic Zebrawood; Retail price: $145.00

Veiled Vision

Blue lace

Lace Covered Sunglasses; Retail price: $16.00

Piquillo Peepers

Red_Chili_Pepper_GlassesChili Pepper Sunglasses; Retail price: $7.00

On The Fringe


BLESS Duo Fringe Sunglasses

Star Spangled Stache

The Patriot

The Patriot Mustache Sunglasses; Retail price: $10.00

Eye Mask

Agent Provacateur

Agent Provocateur Sunglasses; Retail price: $556.00

Flamingo Kid


Pink Flamingo Sunglasses; Retail price: $7.00

Lego My Ego

Lego sunglasses

Lego Sunglasses

Oh Mickey You’re So Fine

jeremy_scott_mickey sunglasses

Jeremy Scott Mickey Sunglasses; Retail price: $460.00

Lead image: Tatty Devine Eyelash Sunglasses; Retail price: $125.00

Although the origins of Sunglasses Day are unknown, the history of sunglasses stretches as far back as 14th century China, where judges used eyewear made of smoke-coloured quartz to mask their emotions. Fast-forward 600 years and modern sunglasses as we know them today were first marketed by entrepreneur Sam Foster on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.