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Our pick of the pairs we #want

It’s not just our imagination here, but days are getting a little bit longer here. After what feels like months of about 18 hours of darkness a day, we’re starting to (tentatively) think about spring. And what better way to embrace the new season than with a new pair of sunglasses?

But let’s be honest, they’re not just a seasonal trend, they’re an all-year-round must. Even when it’s not sunny — bar those impossibly bright lunchtime dashes to Itsu —  they’re still an impossibly chic way to hide those under eye bags after a night out.

This season, they’re cooler than ever. Sunglasses are the kind of thing you can justify spending on — bear in mind, if you buy them right, you’ll have them forever (read: Céline cat eye sunglasses). But, if you’re looking for a quick fix, there are pairs on the high street we’d wear for seasons.

In terms of shapes, you’ve got the two iconic styles beloved by all: aviators and sunglasses, though they are getting a makeover.

The classic bottle green and mirror aviator sunglasses will never go out of style, but this season, the offering is much more colourful, with acid yellow lenses and blue frames. Just look at our edit of the best Ray-Ban sunglasses and we defy you not to fall in love.

On the other side of things, if you want a bit of a departure from your classic black cat eye sunglasses, try OTT frames. Think loud prints, 3D detailing, glitter and gems. There’s no such thing as too much in this instance.

If you don’t fall into either of those two camps, there’s a new(ish) style in town: the round frames. They come in muted tones, but we recommend donning them in bright red or pink for a more current look – Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Selena Gomez are fans.

Here are the best sunglasses to shop now and wear all spring/summer…

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