What I wore: London Retro

Our trip to Trinidad and Tobago called for new sunglasses. How could it not?

Going with two small children may have meant that I didn’t spend the holiday sunbathing by the pool, sipping cocktails, but the elegance of these London Retro frames afforded me a little bit of glamour every day.

Sunglasses Shop sent me this stylish London Retro Nancy pair in black (RRP £50), and I’m wearing them everywhere as if I’m still on holiday.


They’re just a little bit quirky without being over the top. They were also dark enough to prevent me from squinting out at Laurence windsurfing at Pigeon Point without obscuring my eyes. I feel somewhat awkward talking to someone wearing sunglasses so dark that you can’t see their eyes.

I love that along with frame colour and shape, you can also search the Sunglasses Shop website by your face shape and even your hairstyle. The lenses are also available in prescription should you need it.


By the way, that gorgeous beach behind me is Parlatuvier in Tobago, quite a sight at sunset. If you see me wearing these sunglasses around Bristol, I’m probably imagining I’m back there.

[she/her] • writer • unschooler • team Soul Farm • Revillaging podcast • breastfeeding counsellor • Trinidadian in Cornwall

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