Sunglasses Edit

The sun is being a bit of a tease at the moment – out one day, then firmly hidden the next. But that shouldn’t stop you buying some new sunglasses.

Hey, the sun might come out if she likes the look of those new sunglasses, sunnies, shades, whatever you want to call them.

Some of you may like to spend a lot on designer sunglasses, others may have prescription ones. But if you are a bit of a sunglasses obsessive – and a loser of them – like me, you may want to indulge in more than one pair from the high street.

Sunglasses trends come and go, but this year it seems to be a mish-mash of all sorts. There is a step away from the HUGE over-sized 1970s style sunnies, as loved by Victoria Beckham, and a move towards smaller lenses, and bigger, plastic frames. Raybans, 1980s style are popular, as are Aviators, and retro 1950s style cat’s eye frames.

Novelty sunglasses are great for a laugh, but if you want to wear something bold all day, we suggest a bright, neon frame, or a coloured lens. Heart shaped, pink and animal print. round and neon – you choose, it’s all out there!

sunglasses colourfulTop to bottom: Chain love heart, £8, Claire’s Accessories, pink and animal print ‘Rizzo’  £15, JOY, palm print 80s style, £4.99, New Look, pink round, £3.99, New Look, neon, £8, Claire’s Accessories

If you do want novelty, go all out with parrots and palm trees!

sunglasses novelty parrotsTop to bottom: Pink framed, £3.99, coloured lenses, £3.99, both H&M, patterned frame, £22.50, Ben De Lisi for Principles @ Debenhams, parrot and palm tree, £8, Claire’s Accessories

Maybe animal print is more your thing? A popular choice for sunglasses frames, be as bold as subtle as you like!

sunglasses animal printTop to bottom: Brown and gold, £17.50 Foster Grant @ BHS, animal print, £4.99, New Look, pink animal print, £4.99, New Look, Bow hinge, £9.50, BHS

The retro Cat’s Eye frame is huge this summer. You don’t have to take it one step further and add ears! But you can if you want…

sunglasses cats eyesTop to bottom: Blue cat’s eyes, £79, French Connection, tortoiseshell frames, £5.99, H&M, Katy Perry cat’s eyes with ears, £12, Claire’s Accessories, diamante detail cat’s eyes, £4.99, New Look

If you can’t part with over-sized sunnies, then don’t fret, there are still plenty out there. Brilliant for hungover mornings!

sunglasses oversizeTop to bottom: Ogle oversized frames, £15, JOY, black round Jackie O style frames, £5.99, H&M,  animal print, £25, Ben De Lisi for Principles @ Debenhams, Aviator style, £3.99, H&M, grey oversized frames, £15.50, BHS

Want something completely different? Freestyle it with hexagonal, pentagonal, thick black, or even glitter frames. Anything goes on the beach!

sunglasses shapedTop to bottom: White lace pentagonal frames, £10, Claire’s Accessories, Ombre plastic frame Emil shades, £15, JOY, shaped frames, £79, French Connection, glitter Presley frames, £15, JOY

Now all we need is some sun!

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction

French Riviera Chic – get some Cannes Film Festival style

The whole world of celebrity is in Cannes just now it seems, for the Cannes film festival. Even Cheryl Cole’s there…

The French Riviera is synonymous with chic, laid back, sophisticated style. Think Brigitte Bardot and her striped Breton tops, Jackie O and those huge sunglasses, and you’re getting the idea.

It’s a very easy look to recreate here in the Scottish, ahem, Riviera. The palette is simple – think black, blue, red, white and cream, stripes, and a bit of gold thrown in for good luck.

The ‘Riviera chic’ look can be worn day and night – shorts and t-shirts during the day, dresses when the sun goes down, and huge sunglasses at every hour!

Simple shorts, a striped t-shirt, a floppy hat, big glasses  and some deck shoes. Brigitte Bardot would love this look.

French Riveiera Chic Cannes ThreeWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Navy straw bag, £9.99, stripe top, £4, both H&M, blue and white deck shoes, £10.99, New Look, belted straw hat, £14, Debenhams, Navy jersey shorts, £5.99, H&M

A simple white suit, with a string of pearls and bold accessories is perfect Riviera chic.

French Riviera Chic Cannes fourWHERE TO BUY: (Clockwise, from top left): Tuxedo white jacket £48, matchig trousers, £30, pearl necklace, all BHS, Pearlised cat’s eyes sunglasses, £18, Topshop, Blue bag, £22.50, BHS

Simple capri pants or ankle grazing jeans are the perfect way to define this look, teamed with flat pumps, or high wedge heels.

French Riviera Chic Cannes Fashion One

WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from left): Blue Chino trousers, £24.99, GAP, wedge sandals, £34.99, New Look, gold knot bangle, £5.99, H&M, Jackie O style sunglasses, £8, Dorothy Perkins, red shorts, £7.99, H&M

Horizontal striped dresses aren’t for everyone, but they epitomise the Riviera Chic trend, in any length, from maxi, to midi, to mini. Add a gold bag and shoes for a classy evening look.

French Riviera chic cannes TwoWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from left): Black and white striped maxi dress, £48, Wallis, gold straw clutch bag, £7.99, H&M, navy and white embroidered stripe dress, £55, £Rocha.John Rocha @ Debenhams, Red and white and blue stripe dress, £33, Wallis.

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reductions