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17 Pairs Of Sunglasses That Elton John Himself Would Approve Of

Eni Subair

Statement sunglasses make us as happy as a British summer (when it appears). It's about the only time we can get away with wearing obnoxiously large and borderline ridiculous accessories without being laughed out of town. The quickest way to spice up a mundane outfit or conceal a horrendous midweek hangover? OTT all the way.

Last summer was dominated by teeny tiny shades, as if we were all auditioning for a Matrix reboot. Thankfully, we're moving past that phase and channelling the rocketman himself with whacky sunglasses that deserve their moment in the spotlight. Acne Studios gave us sunnies that we can easily picture on Edna Mode in The Incredibles, Jacquemus served up soft sorbet hues during his recent anniversary show and Kenzo revamped skiing glasses in a mature, neutral colour palette.

Get ahead of the quirky trend and click through for our pick of the best whimsical frames that will give Elton John a run for his money.

Imagine donning these beauties while lying on a sandy beach in Bali, sipping a fruity concoction (or two). The likes will come flooding in.

Ganni Double Layered Sunglasses, $180, available at Ganni

Our cow print obsession isn't letting up any time soon, so why not add these square frames to your collection of leopard print skirts and snakeskin boots? Pair with a moo mani if you're feeling really brave.

Petals and Peacocks Cow Print Rhubic Sunglasses, $16.03, available at Dolls Kill

Who doesn't enjoy a pair of sturdy tortoiseshell sunnies?

Gucci Tortoiseshell Acetate Sunglasses, $270, available at Net-A-Porter

Geometric shades have never looked so good.

Marni Spy Sunglasses In Acetate White, $255, available at Marni

These square, fire engine red sunnies tick off both the vibrant and statement boxes. We'll be whipping them out come carnival weekend.

EVANGELISTI WORLD Drop 01 Sunglasses, $148, available at Farfetch

Take a walk on the wild side.

Topshop Zebra Catfarer Sunglasses, $14, available at Topshop

What can we say, we love a good pair of novelty sunglasses.

Mango Heart-Shape Sunglasses, $7.99, available at Mango

We're pairing these with adidas cycling shorts and a tie-dye tee, obvs.

& Other Stories Sporty Tortoise Sunglasses, $29, available at & Other Stories

These Poppy Lissiman sunnies are the embodiment of the starry-eyed emoji.

Poppy Lissiman Crystal Beth Yellow Sunglasses, $102, available at Poppy Lissiman

Did someone call for a Liam Gallagher tribute act?

Weekday Explore Rounded Sunglasses, $12, available at Weekday

I mean, these just speak for themselves, no?

ASOS DESIGN Flame Fashion Glasses With Red Lens, $14, available at ASOS

The ultimate adorbs accessory for that new spaghetti slip dress we just purchased...

Urban Outfitters Mollie Heart Sunglasses, $5, available at Urban Outfitters

The Matrix 2k19.

Topshop Nostalgia Rectangle Sunglasses, $14, available at Topshop

Can you be emotionally attached to a pair of sunglasses? We'll be lusting after these babies eternally.

Gucci Oversize Square Sunglasses With Crystals, $635, available at Gucci

Fancier than your average cat-eye frames, the gold detailing is a scene-stealer.

MOY ATELIER Odyssey Cat-Eye Gold-Plated Sunglasses, $345, available at Farfetch

Quay Australia has smashed it with these aptly named 'Oh My Dayz' sunnies – we're hoping that's the reaction we'll get when we pop these on after a sweaty gym session.

Quay Australia OH MY DAYZ Sunglasses, $45, available at Quay Australia

If these don't scream rocketman, we don't know what does.

Gucci Oval Sunglasses With Crystals, $815, available at Gucci

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