No longer are sunglasses merely UV- and wind-shielding accessories. More often than not, shades also mask puffy eyes and make for great selfies, with or without makeup on. And instead of just being fun sidekicks to various ensembles, they could very well be the statement piece that seals the whole look together. With that said, here are 10 of our picks for the season:

ONE // Emporio Armani (EA 2060)

These rimless frames are made uber cool thanks to the rippling red metal detail running around the light brown lenses, which also extends toward the rippled temple arms with the brand logo laser engraved.

TWO // agnès b. LUNETTES Sarah (AB30007-C03)

Small, round lenses will always be classic, and these ones are framed by a two-toned blend of silver metal and green acetate for a distinct edge to an otherwise more ordinary pair.

THREE // Prada Ornate (PR 52US)

Quintessentially feminine, this pair from Prada’s Ornate lineup features rimless flat lenses that are embellished with dazzling crystals and linking the two is a double bridge detail, one of metal and the other of a tortoise acetate.

FOUR // BOLON Jewellike (BL6016B30)

Cat eye takes a whole new meaning with these ones from Bolon that have vibrant purple lenses accentuated with a geometric design formed using gold metal rims for a retro-chic vibe.

FIVE // Giorgio Armani (AR 6069 3214_19)

Sleek, modern and ultra lightweight, these up to the minute gloss blue glasses have complementing oversized gradient blue frames and are finished with a straight top bar that gives an angular effect.

SIX // Burberry London (BE 4260 3692_8G)

Burberry stays true to its definitive roots with these sunnies that showcase a round acetate honey-coloured tortoiseshell front frame, gradient lenses, and an oversized Burberry London England logo on the temples.

SEVEN // Dolce & Gabbana (DG4320_3161 6V)

These oversized butterfly sunglasses with gradient grey lenses integrate a new technique called layering and embedded within the elegant acetate frame is real lace.

EIGHT // Ray-Ban Marshal (RB3648 003)

The hexagonal lenses and flat top bar lend these glasses a unique angled profile, whereas the quirky combo of polar green and grey gradient lenses help them stand out effortlessly.

NINE // Polaroid Eyewear Cosmetics ((PLD 2053/S)

Polaroid Eyewear takes cue from the ’70s with these rounded and oversized wire-framed cosmetic lenses that come in a semi-transparent burnt yellow hue.

TEN // MCM Eyewear (#MEG7A2I03PC001)

These chic two-tone sunglasses spotlight sheer amber coloured acetates with accompanying peach-rose gradient lenses that exude a vintage look and feel.

Carmen Chong
YouTube-obsessed and a beauty junkie at heart. Find her on Instagram: @carthemen