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Kim Kardashian is one celebrity that knows how to rock a pair of statement sunglasses, and—because she’s one of those lovely sharing types—she’s decided to let us all in on a bit of secret Kim K style knowledge just in time for the summer months...

The self-penned fashion post ‘Optical Illusion’ reached millions of Kim K fans via her website a few days ago, and details which styles the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star prefers based on frame shape and brand.

‘I never step out without wearing a killer pair of shades!’ Kim reveals in the post.

‘My fave styles to wear are square and oversize, but sometimes I love to mix it up and wear cool cat-eye or beige sunglasses.’

As you’d expect Kim gives a shout out to several super luxurious sunglasses brands such as Balenciaga and Wildfox, but believe it or not, some of the sunnies Kim cites as favourite shade staples are actually within a normal person’s price range. No really.

Crazily, pieces from more purse-friendly brands such as Forever 21 and Steve Madden make it into Kim’s essential edit, so if you are looking to bag some signature Kardashian shade style in time for festival season (without breaking the bank) then look no further. Take a look at some of our favourite picks to shop in the UK right now...

The Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Superstars in Black & Gold are the perfect style to vamp up any casual summer outfit, and would look super chic worn with this season’s essential denim boiler suit. At £180 they are a little bit of a splurge, but we 100% guarantee you'll still be wearing these beauties in two seasons' time.

The Wildfox Grand Dame Sunglasses (£155) sit in Kim's 'Cat Eye Sunglasses' section and (luckily for us) are available to shop in the UK. This retro style shape looks super cute worn with pretty summer florals for a vintage inspired look.

 

 

Kim loves an oversized pair of shades, and while these Céline Tilda sunglasses are a pricey £197, their classic colour and shape will keep them current year after year. These sunnies are begging to be worn with a sleek black duster and whiter-than-white trainers. SO fabulous.

Bag yourself a bit of a Kardashian bargain with these Kim recommended Quay Rhymes Black Sunglasses for £30. Once again, a slight cat eye will give your whole outfit a distinctly retro feel and the tortoiseshell accents make these shades look WAY more expensive than they are!

Lastly, these Illesteva 'Emmanuelle' sunglasses (£180) are definitely shade game changers, and will add instant glam to any ensemble. Don't be put off by their dramatic shape, they are actually more flattering than they look. 

 

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So, if you are looking for some Kim K eyewear inspo, be sure to consult her essential shade guide. You’ll be fighting back the paps in no time!