Statement sunglasses make us as happy as a British summer (when it appears). It's about the only time we can get away with wearing obnoxiously large and borderline ridiculous accessories without being laughed out of town. The quickest way to spice up a mundane outfit or conceal a horrendous midweek hangover? OTT all the way.
Last summer was dominated by teeny tiny shades, as if we were all auditioning for a Matrix reboot. Thankfully, we're moving past that phase and channelling the rocketman himself with whacky sunglasses that deserve their moment in the spotlight. Acne Studios gave us sunnies that we can easily picture on Edna Mode in The Incredibles, Jacquemus served up soft sorbet hues during his recent anniversary show and Kenzo revamped skiing glasses in a mature, neutral colour palette.
Get ahead of the quirky trend and click through for our pick of the best whimsical frames that will give Elton John a run for his money.