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Summer is just around the corner, which means the days are staying lighter for longer, and plans for picnics are being pencilled into our diaries, especially as lockdown restrictions start to lift.
When we are enjoying the sunshine with a picnic in tow, there are a couple of essentials on our check list: blanket, cooler bag, sun cream and a pair of sunglasses.
Shoppers are preparing for the warmer months, as eyewear company Fashion Eyewear, has found searches for sunglasses have soared 187% year on year.
Whether you are sitting catching the rays, dining al fresco, reading in the park, driving, or simply want to conceal tired eyes, a pair of sunnies is the way forward, and is an accessory we, personally, do not leave the house without.
There are a whole host of styles to choose from: square or round frames, stylish cat eye numbers or oversized designs, as well as classic looks, such as aviators, so there is something to suit all face shapes, style preferences, and budgets.
While some have tinted lenses, others are polarised, as well as some with UV protection.
We have curated a selection of the top-rated sunnies to buy now, including Meghan Markle's go-to summer accessory, so you are ready and raring to enjoy the sunshine.
Shop our 12 top sunglasses picks
Bose Frames Alto Bluetooth Audio Sunglasses | £199 from John Lewis & Partners
Le Specs Air Heart cat-eye sunglasses | £45 from Net-A-Porter
RAY-BAN Aviator sunglasses | £141 (Was £495) from Selfridges
John Lewis & Partners Unisex D-Frame Sunglasses | £18 from John Lewis & Partners
Ray-Ban Unisex Polarised Hexagonal Sunglasses | £140.80 from John Lewis & Partners
VICTORIA BY ASHLEY BENSON | £36 from Privé Eyewear
Square Sunglasses | £15 from Marks and Spencer
LIGHT HAVANA AVIATOR SUNGLASSES | £99 from Larsson & Jennings
Celine Oversized cat-eye tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses | £330 from Net-A-Porter
Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses | £98.49 (Was £122.71) from Amazon
BOTTEGA VENETA Octagon-frame gold-tone metal sunglasses | £250 from Net-A-Porter
Vida | £120 from Taylor Morris
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