When putting together your summer wardrobe, there's one important accessory that's not to be overlooked: A chic pair of sunglasses. Not only do they provide your eyes with essential protection from the season's strong rays, but they're also a prime opportunity to inject additional personality and glamour into any ensemble. Because of that, it's worth investing in a high-style set of lenses this season — and BYREDO's eyewear collection presents your perfect chance to do so. It's time to grab some shade.
By now, fans of luxury lifestyle brand BYREDO know that basically everything it touches turns to gold. It curates the most thoughtful, chic home and style accessories, and essentially revolutionized what people expect from a high-end fragrance (its newest scent smells like a sunny summer day, by the way). And now, the brand's expansion into an entirely new category promises to change how you shield your eyes, by making your sunglasses collection a lot more stylish.
BYREDO's first ever eyewear collection will land online and in its New York City store for summer 2019 — and as you'd expect from the Stockholm-founded modern-luxe brand, these brand-new styles are anything but basic. The inaugural collection of shades features three different silhouettes, all of which are hand-crafted in an artisanal eyewear workshop in Fukui, Japan from the finest titanium and mineral for style that will stand the test of time. Long story short, these aren't your standard plastic frames.
The three styles, $550 each, were dreamed up by BYREDO founder and creative director Ben Gorham to help the wearer totally transform their look simply by sliding on the shades. Each evokes its own attitude and aesthetic: The Engineer is trailblazing and modern, The Bohemian is a total free spirit, and The Certified Pilot is a timeless classic. All the frames are crafted from the same durable and sleek titanium metal, and each lens is made from hardy, scratch-resistant mineral — meaning a pair of these quality glasses will last you more than just a season or two.
Whether you select the Bohemian's circular frames, the Certified Pilot's forever-cool aviator, or the Engineer's modern rounded-square style, you'll have your pick of nine different color ways and finishes. Classic picks include polished gold with brown lenses or silver frames with black, but the collection also includes more of-the-moment color combinations like gold with emerald green lenses or matte black frames with a reflective flash mirror lens.
While you can't get your hands on these high-style glasses just yet, you may as well start dreaming up all the outfits you'll pair them with — and keep checking back on BYREDO's site to be the first to score them once they've officially dropped.