London, Notting Hill

Got Shade

Photography by Debs

Come rain or shine, Summer or Winter, you'll find me in a pair of shades.  Slight blogger confession here but I always wear shades when I shoot my outfits because it means that more of the images will be 'useable', rather than having to filter out those eyes-half- open gormless looking shots.  I love the mystery of a woman in shades, it begs the question who's behind that face furniture and what is she thinking?  I instantly feel more confident with a pair of sunnies on, like a rock star, I feel invincible and slightly invisible at the same time and I'm sure many of you can relate to that feeling.  I just have so much love for these very simple accessories that when Jaeger told me they were launching a range of sunnies I jumped at the chance to road test them.

'With my sunglasses on I'm Jack Nicholson, without them I'm fat and 60' - Jack Nicolson

The British brand that I hail as one of my favourites for everything from tailoring to 'The White Shirt' and of course those key minimal pieces has now added 7 core Sunglasses to their SS17 collection and I'm pretty darn excited about it.  In today's post you'll see me style 4 different outfits around a few of the Sunglasses Jaeger have to offer.  I'm not hugely adventurous with my shades, I just like a good shape, something that suits my face and naturally I want high quality because lord knows they go through the mill with me.  

biker jacket, camel knit, white wide leg cropped trousers, round sunglasses


Over the last couple of years I've developed somewhat of an obsession with round frame sunglasses. With a nod to the retro styles from the 70's these tortoiseshell circular frames are a must-have for all you cool girls.

black biker leather jacket, round sunglasses, white wide leg trousers
white wide leg cropped trousers, Gucci fur Princetown slippers, Gucci Marmont bag, round tortoiseshell sunglasses
white shirt, gold disc necklace, gold aviator sunglasses, light wash denim


Ever since I first saw Top Gun I've had this thing with aviator sunglasses.  There's just something about them that dubs the wearer 'cool'.  They are a classic which suit any face shape so if all else fails and you're struggling to carry off those 'on-trend' shades of the moment, just go straight for the aviators.  These from Jaeger have a silver tone frame with warm tone tortoiseshell detail on the arms and a graduated lens for that extra 'cool' factor.

white shirt, gold disc necklace, gold aviator sunglasses, light wash denim
Paige light wash mom jeans, white shirt, gold aviator sunglasses
cat eye sunglasses, black dress

Cat Eye

Thanks to old school screen sirens like Audrey Hepburn the cat eye has become an iconic and timeless shape.  Despite having a rather glamorous reputation there's a lot to be said for a pair of cat eye shades worn with a simple white t-shirt and jeans.  The feline shape adds a feminine touch to any outfit and whilst most suited to a heart shaped face, like me, I'm pretty sure most people can carry off the cat eye.

black swing dress, cat eye sunglasses
black swing dress, cat eye sunglasses, block heel Mary Jane sandals, Gucci Marmont bag
grey cashmere cowl neck sweater, black tailored trousers, oversized sunglasses


Oversized shades aren't just for hangovers and puffy eyes, they can really add some much needed glamour to an outfit. With a tortoiseshell chunky frame and gold-tone arms these oversized sunnies offer optimal protection against those UVA & UVB rays, whilst looking pretty darn good at the same time.

grey cashmere cowl neck sweater, black tailored trousers, oversized sunglasses, Gucci Marmont bag, suede bow slides
grey cashmere cowl neck sweater, black tailored trousers, oversized sunglasses
grey cashmere cowl neck sweater, black tailored trousers, oversized sunglasses, Gucci Marmont bag, suede bow slides

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This post was created in collaboration with Jaeger. As always all words, opinions and photography are my own.

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    • 20th March 2017 / 7:08 am

      I totally agree, I loooooooove sunglasses haha 🙂 x

  1. 15th March 2017 / 10:47 am

    These photos are so gorgeous I love the Jaeger dress!! xx

    Tash |

  2. 15th March 2017 / 11:56 am

    love all of these outfits! but especially love the LBD, never really thought of going to jaeger before this!

    Laura |

    • 20th March 2017 / 7:10 am

      I LOVE Jaeger, have done for years. They’re so great for minimal and tailored pieces, not to mention their cashmere is just x

  3. Emily
    15th March 2017 / 6:52 pm

    Again you nailed it Emma!!!! I couldn’t pick a favourite look because they are all stunning but I am very jealous of your new furry Gucci shoes. I’m going shopping tomorrow with my best friend so I think I’ll add Jaeger to the list, I’ve got to try on those white trousers 😉

    • 20th March 2017 / 7:11 am

      Thank you Emily! I hope you have a nice time shopping, did you get to Jaeger? x

  4. 15th March 2017 / 10:05 pm

    I totally agree, it’s so much easier to get photos in shades – I’m always making stupid squinty or serious faces without them. I always forget to pick mine up though as it’s rarely sunny up here! Live those aviators
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    • 20th March 2017 / 7:12 am

      Even in the gloomiest weather, I have them in my bag, nothing photoshop can’t fix by making it look like it’s sunny haha x

    • 20th March 2017 / 7:13 am

      They are just the best things in life right now x

  5. 16th March 2017 / 3:04 pm

    Hello, Emma, Your awesome outfits have influenced me to create a platform for fashion tips from the internet’s most stylish, and I’ve shared a piece of your advice! If you have some time, could you please answer a few questions from your fans and give them some advice to be more stylish? Thank you!

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