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5 essential sunglasses everyone should own

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:43 PM  | Fashion

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Sunglasses are a must-have item for every wardrobe. Not only do they protect your eyes from harmful UV Rays (that African sun doesn't play) but they’re also a staple fashion accessory. The right pair of frames can be the ultimate outfit topper. They can turn the banker into a bad boy and the lawyer into an outlaw.

Here are all the sunglasses styles that you need...


Sometimes, it's not a cute day for your face so you just need to hide behind a giant pair of glasses. Over-sized shades will give you a mysterious look and instantly transform you into a glamorous mysterious person - even if you’ve had a rough night. There’s a reason that these are an airport favourite for celebrities. Bonang wears hers to try stay incognito during her outings.

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Key Hole 

These are the perfect shades to take you from day to night. So, basically, you can wear sunglasses at night without looking like a douche. There are many variations of this style but they're a classic for their level of 1920s revelry that Jay Gatsby might take part in. We recommend clear or slightly tinted lenses, like these on NaakMusiq.

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It's a style that no adult human should be without. This is like the go-to shades style to up your everyday looks. This classic has been popular since the 1960’s and hasn't left the fashion runways since. They are also perfect for throwing on when they sun is shining, making them a must-have choice for beach holidays - no wonder Amanda duPont made sure to pack hers.

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Matrix Shades

These sunglasses have been all over instagram for the past few months thanks to the resurgence of the 90's nostalgia trend. Inspired by the cult classic movie, The Matrix, these shades are the cherry on top of your fave baddie club outfit. We recommend you stick to dark colours, like black, otherwise they start to look a bit ridiculous. Also, stick to the oval shapes, like Natasha Thahane.

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Ray Bans 

Don’t have a pair of RayBan's in your wardrobe? Well, you may have slept through 2008 (lucky you.) The Wayfarer, most commonly referred to as Ray Bans, is an ultimate classic. They were a global hit from their first release in 1956. Since then, these frames have always landed on the most iconic badass of men (and women) throughout reason. This is now probably the easiest to find, and the style suit every face shape. They are also AKA's go-to style.

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