While summer is a while away, that doesn’t mean we can’t plan ahead by snapping up the hottest shades on and off the catwalk.
If you haven’t heard already, tiny sunglasses are the only shades you'll be needing in your accessory arsenal. Just ask Kim Kardashian, who recently received an email from her husband Kanye West telling her to stop wearing big sunglasses, writing that “it’s all about tiny little glasses”.
And he couldn’t be more right. Designers including Balenciaga, Anya Hindmarch and Adam Selman sent models down the runway sporting the 90s trend and the likes of Kendall Jenner, Rihanna and Gigi Hadid (to name a few) have given their seal of approval.
Ready to make the switch? Here are our favourite miniscule sunglasses, from high-street to high-end.
Le Specs' 'The Last Lolita' sunglasses
A collaboration between Adam Selman and cult Australian label Le Specs, these exaggerated cat-eye frames are made up of soft charcoal-tinted lenses and thick black acetate frames. We love how the sleek angular points bring attention to the eyes. Providing 100 per cent UV protection, they’re a hit with Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Leandra Medine. They also come with a tough protective case, making them handbag-friendly.
£75, Selfridges, Buy it now
Valentino VA4018 Studded Cat's Eye Sunglasses
For modern fashionists with a weakness for Italian luxury. Featuring a lower-designed cat's eye frame and bold square stud embellishment, these slim frames ought to bring some serious edge to your wardrobe. Total UV protection means you can handle the rays while looking cool. Being Valentino they don’t come cheap, but are currently 30 per cent off at John Lewis (discount applied).
£185, John Lewis, Buy it now
QUAY x Kylie Jenner Purple Honey
Bring the glamour in these metal geometric sunglasses, which are straight from Kylie Jenner’s collaboration with QUAY. The flat diamond-shaped lenses and delicate gold-tone frames make for a sophisticated yet playful vibe. This minimalist style works best with small and medium-shaped faces. Each pair comes complete with a premium leather case finished with gold hardware.
£55, Topshop, Buy it now
ASOS Small Cat Eye Fashion Glasses
You can rely on ASOS for some Insta-friendly wardrobe steals, including sunglasses in every shape and colour you can think of. Our top pick from the range is this super-slick cat eye pair. Here, dark-tinted lenses are met by slim arms with curved temple tips and moulded nose pads for a comfortable fit. You get some slight UV protection, but not enough for bright sun rays.
£12, ASOS, Buy it now
PrettyLittleThing White Thin Retro Sunglasses
Here’s a budget-friendly dupe of the Andy Wolf frames worn by Rihanna at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Featuring teeny tiny frames that Kanye West would no doubt approve of, this design pairs well with pastel-coloured clothing – think lilac and light blue.
£10, PrettyLittleThing, Buy it now
Free People What’s Your Angle Sunglasses
Best known for its hippie-style bohemian clothing, Urban Outfitters' little sister brand knows a thing or two about embracing vintage trends. These deadstock sunnies boast dark green lenses and plastic frames in a tortoise shell finish. As its strong angular shape adds length to the visage, this pair is a perfect option for round faces.
£24, Free People, Buy it now
Skinnydip Lola Black Sunglasses
From the quirky London-based accessory brand, these lightweight shades are giving us major Clueless vibes. The design is complete with high UV protection, making it perfect for your summer-vacay wardrobe. What’s more, it comes with an equally cute pouch in an iridescent finish.
£25, Skinnydip, Buy it now
Urban Outfitters Extreme Cat Eye Sunglasses
Modern meets classic in this take on the cat eye style from high-street hero Urban Outfitters. Dark purple-tinted lenses are held in glossy white plastic frames, providing a polished touch to every ensemble. A contour moulded nose bridge gives the wearer an easy comfortable fit. Also available for Click + Collect at Oxford Street and Westfield White City stores.
£14, Urban Outfitters, Buy it now