While performing an important function – keeping your eyes protected from harmful UV rays and your face squint-free – there is arguably no accessory with the same ability to transform a look the way sunglasses can. Whether masculine, feminine, classic, intellectual or a little eccentric – we present five of the best sunnies to hide your eyes behind as you spy on passers-by this summer…

DECADES SUN: JARVIS in Matt Nassau with Misty Green Metallic lenses

Broad and handsome, JARVIS offers plenty of shade for eyes to hide behind. A stabilising double bridge generates a no-fuss masculine aesthetic, nicely offset by the almost translucent white and black speckled pattern Matt Nassau, which gives this sturdy classic shape both lightness and complexity. This all adds up to a versatile accessory that never fails to make an impression.

LITE SUN: TOUHO in Glossy Gold with MY+ Fern Polarised lenses

The intellectual air of Lennon’s round frames meets with the strong lines of an aviator for a look that has all the makings of a contemporary classic. The ultra-slim structure makes TOUHO a fine companion in hot summer weather – kiss that sweaty nose bridge goodbye – while the MY+ polarised lenses in Fern ensure optimal UV protection and glare control. Lightweight, high-tech performance packaged in a pure and timeless aesthetic.

DECADES SUN: JOSEPPA in Gold/Burgundy with Brilliant Burgundy Solid lenses

Feminine, sophisticated and a touch extravagant, JOSEPPA reinterprets the elegance of the Forties for a contemporary urban scene. Handcrafted in the lightest stainless steel, JOSEPPA delivers a glamorous silhouette made modern by its two-dimensional construction that includes the MYKITA patented snap hinge. Turned out in deep burgundy with gold detailing, the dazzling nature of this model really comes into its own.

LITE SUN: LINNEA in Glossy Gold with Sunset Gradient lenses

Delicate yet daring, eyes are accentuated and not obscured by the warm gradient lens tones of LINNEA. The slim frame and temples of this model make for a practically weightless summer companion that can stay on all-around the clock. A comfortable frame for all seasons that lets the wearer always see the world in the warm glow preceding dusk.

MYKITA / DAMIR DOMA: LAURENCE in Marble Grey with Warm Grey Flash lenses

An oversize and masculine model, the generous frame of LAURENCE is made for flaunting its handsome faux marbling, seen here in a grey and blue execution. Referencing the focus on textures in Damir Doma’s SS2015 clothing collection, this model recalls the Art Deco surfaces from the 1930s. Sunglasses that speak of refined masculinity.