For a touch of high fashion, here's the most accessible piece - a shade your friends don't own. The marbled acetate is a ridiculously stylish accent to the cool and contemporary metal frames.
Wear with a white shirt and a pair of denims.
Fit for oval-shaped faces - a shape that suits all styles.
Stay away from flashy pairs with big logos. Go for understated details, clean lines and subtle curves.
Wear with a blazer and a pair of brogues, even if you're not off to an Italian getaway.
Fit for round faces and full cheeks - the wider, rectangular frames will contrast soft curves, giving them definition.
Want something way more interesting than a Wayfarer? The shape is classic but the hue will give you a second look.
Wear with blues and blacks.
Fit for heart-shaped faces - oversized sunglasses will widen your chin and balance your jawline.
Gregory Peck, Dh1,375
A step or two outside your comfort zone might result in a discovery that works, such as these polarised retro-influenced stunners with a throwback cool feel.
Wear with greys and chinos.
Fit for square-shaped faces - the curves will offset your pointier features.
All available at www.mrporter.com
In an Olympic state of mind? Then get a pair of athletic shades from the always-reliable sporting brand Oakley, such as those the Great Britain rowers Bill Lucas, right, and Sam Townsend wore to the men's double sculls heat three early this week. Lucas's half jacket 2.0 model retails at an affordable Dh440, while Townsend's radarlock path pair is Dh810. Fit for all manner of outdoor pursuits.