CADY JUMPSUIT, $2,745 AND MM Bridge I SUNGLASSES, $390, BOTH MAX MARA.

If there’s one category that truly transcends season, it’s eyewear. Sure, ye old faithful denim will always take you from A to B (or winter to summer), and a fine knit is a great fashionable trick to have up your sleeve, but the one item that follows you from the sunshine to the ski slopes is sunglasses. Always.

Small in size, mighty in impact; a great pair can change everything from your outfit to your outlook on life. Be it stuffed into micro bags or slung from pearly chains, sunglasses define trans-seasonal dressing, a must-have item both covetable and compulsory. And if there’s a pair to add an air of polish to your look, it’s this stylish offering from storied Italian house Max Mara. Curved in all the right places, beautifully crafted and universally complimentary, seek shade – or throw shade – in these fashionable shields. So good, they even make a compelling case for sunglasses indoors (taboo? Not in these).

A style to suit every face shape, occasion and outfit, consider the following new season silhouettes before you step outside. Because what’s better than an Italian outlook on life?

 

The Retro Renegade
Retro-shades have risen with oversized frames and gradient lenses surfacing both on the style set and celebrities alike. But unlike the sunglasses of their free-spirited fore-sisters, rounded shades have had a suitably stylish update with modern detailing and luxurious accents. Take Max Mara’s oversized shades; a chic update on 70s frames, glorious curves and modern metal make way for ombré-hued lenses in both pale gold and sky blue (apt, indeed). A (sun)glass half full type of shade, these are charged with cheerful optimism and sartorial wonder, plus sizeable sunglasses are the next big thing, so arm yourself fittingly.

MM Bridge I, MaxMara, $390. shop now

The New Classic
A wearable take on the micro sunglasses trend (which started to become spoof-life in size), Max Mara presents a slender frame with both sophistication and style. Towing the line of micro but still impossibly flattering, the brand reinvents the neo-nostalgic oval shape favoured by the It-Girl elite with a cool minimalism and that go-with-everything aesthetic. Delicate and dainty, these gilt frames are no optical wallflower, rather, subtle statement dressing done to perfection. With hints of the 90s, Max Mara’s narrow rimless frame is both pleasing to the eye and fabulously on-trend. Facial flattery at its finest.

MM Bridge II, MAX MARA, $320. shop now

The Modern Maverick
One such style which never goes out of vogue is the aviator. Max Mara reaches new heights with their modern take; a slim exposed aviator lens which features a thin double metal frame and tone-on-tone crystal insert. But side-on the magic really happens, with detachable side spoilers cut from a perforated metal, it’s a refreshing detail on an old classic.

MM Briseis, MAX MARA, $390. shop now

A lesson in refined sophistication, Max Mara’s sublime eye accoutrement is just the thing to elevate basic neutrals or anchor glitzy garb. But when paired with strong tailoring – a tonal tuxedo or staunch suiting – they truly shine (quite literally). Whether you’re chasing the sun or simply traversing quotidian life, there’s a Max Mara frame for any occasion, face and mood. Now let the sun shine in, whatever the season.

SHOP THE COLLECTION

DRESS, $3,470, MM Briseis SUNGLASSES, $390, ALL MAX MARA. shop now

CADY JUMPSUIT, $2,745 AND MM Bridge I SUNGLASSES, $390, BOTH MAX MARA. SHOP NOW

JACKET, $1,200, PANTS, $690, MM Bridge II SUNGLASSES, $310, ALL MAX MARA. SHOP NOW

CADY JUMPSUIT, $2,745 AND MM Bridge I SUNGLASSES, $390, BOTH MAX MARA. SHOP NOW

DRESS, $3,470, MM Briseis SUNGLASSES, $390, ALL MAX MARA. shop now

CREDITS:
Photography: Juli Balla
Videography: Kaius Potter

Fashion Director: Aileen Marr
Fashion Assistant: Patrick Zaczkiewicz
Hair: ANTHONY NADER
Makeup: DESIREE WIS

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