Be prepared for all the sunny days ahead with these chic pairs of eyewear

You can never go wrong with investing in sunglasses. Not only do they protect your eyes from harmful UV rays all year long, but they instantly add a touch of glam to your whole look. From timeless cat-eyes to Y2K-inspired pairs and tinted colours, there is a style and price point for everyone to love.

Browse through for some of our favourites to make a statement this summer and beyond...

1. Brightside Shield Sunglasses by AldoBrightside Shield Sunglasses by Aldo

These full-coverage frames by Aldo are the perfect choice if you want to go for the always-on-trend sporty-chic look. Black goes with everything so we guarantee you'll be be wearing this pair multiple times a weekand how can you go wrong for $18?

2. Cat Eye Sunglasses by ZaraCat Eye Sunglasses by Zara

Cat-eye silhouettes aren’t going out of style anytime soon, and this vintage-inspired pair from Zara tops our list. The winged edge is flattering on all faces, and the 100 percent UV protection is definitely a bonus. From denim skirts and silk blouses to floral dresses and heels, you will be set for every occasion.

3. Silver and Pink Sunglasses by H&MSilver and Pink Sunglasses by H&M

Accessories from the early 2000s have officially made a comeback, and that includes sunglasses. Soften things up with H&M’s pink metal framescomplete with adjustable nose pads and UV protective lenses. Here's another pair that doesn’t break the bank ($14.99), and it’s always fun to see things through a rosy hue.

4. Bungalo Cat Eye Sunglasses by J.CrewBungalo Cat Eye Sunglasses by J.Crew

If you aren’t going for the oversized sunglasses trend, then look no further. This cat-eye frame by J.Crew is made for the ultimate fashionista, and is an equal amount of sultry and fun. Tortoiseshell adds a subtle pop to every outfit, and you simply can’t go wrong with J. Crew's quality.

5. Bleecker Sunglasses by Michael KorsBleecker Sunglasses by Michael Kors

Michael Kors is known for all things glamorous, and these Bleecker sunglasses are exactly that. Taking inspiration from '70s aviators, these oversized frames are sleek, edgy, and we are obsessing over the tortoise bar that sits right at the eyebrows.

6. Emilia Sunglasses by Bailey NelsonEmilia Sunglasses by Bailey Nelson

Summer is the perfect time to experiment with bright colours, and this honey pair by Bailey Nelson gives us all the vibes. The frames are made from acetate, and you can customize your polarized lens or apply a prescription for an additional charge.

7. Glow Up Frames by QuayGlow Up Frames by Quay

Stand out in these ultra-chic Glow Up frames by popular Australian eyewear brand Quay. From the silvery blue colour to the butterfly-shaped design, these Y2K inspired sunnies are probably one of the trendiest summer accessories you can get your hands on.

8. Wildior Butterfly SunglassesWildior Butterfly Sunglasses

Make a statement in these fabulously luxe sunglasses by Christian Dior. We absolutely adore the glossy pink colour, the iconic signature on the side, and the full coverage UV protection that will keep your eyes out of harm's way. Although the price tag is high at $470, this is one purchase you won't regret.

9. YSE Sunglasses by ChloeYSE Sunglasses by Chloe

From the detailing on the lenses to the tinted blue colour and the big round shape, these lightweight sunnies by Chloe are total winners if you are on the hunt for something unique yet feminine. Not to mention, they come with 100 percent UVA and UVB protection, adjustable nose pads, as well as a case and cloth. What’s not to love?

Rectangle 1969 Sunglasses by Ray Ban10. Rectangle 1969 Sunglasses by Ray Ban

Ray Bans are a timeless classic, and these retro-inspired square metal frames look cool on every face. They create a relaxed, casual look, and are available in four different coloursalthough light brown is our top pick for a warm and glowing shade for the summertime.