Athleisure clothing and “ugly” trainers have dominated the catwalk in recent years. Now fashion’s infatuation with sportswear is branching out into sunglasses, especially in the winter sports territory of oversized ski goggle-style eyewear. Designer labels feature visor styles in place of last year’s hard-to-wear shades. Many fashion brands got ready to venture into the great outdoors with collections inspired by their love of mountains together with a desire to incorporate those aprèe-ski or sporty looks into layered outfits that will be cool in a more urban setting too. Designers such as Miu Miu or Dolce & Gabbana introduced alpine and skiwear influences in the form of insulated layers, padded jackets and furry boots but didn’t abandon domestic dressing entirely. Lingerie satins and bustier or comfy hoodies scontrasted with protective pieces for an ultra-feminine, hybrid take on the outdoor which culminated into the use of sporty sunglasses. Sporty and oversized specs are de rigueur; hence, ski sunglasses are at the apex of style. Thanks to their advanced aesthetic, flat-top frames will add a high-tech touch to any look, especially when presented in a vivid palette of color combinations. But not every shape is ultra-modern, in fact, once again, designers look at the past, when sporty looks on the slopes were an other occasion to show off. Some shapes are the ones of the 60’s aviator styles, some are minimal in perfect 90’s revival, some are bold and quirky like in the 80’s. But is it necessary to go for a full sporty look? Not at all. If you are not a down-jacket lover or a sporty person to begin with let the sunglasses be your only noticeable detail in this style. Play outside, complete your après look, or throw some serious shade—choose your own adventure with these versatile sunnies that do it all even when you are far from wearing performance gear or just venturing out in a big thick sweater. Featuring polarized lenses and performance-forward technology in sleek designs, these are the best sunglasses for skiers or non-skiers and they will definitely win our approval for any and all slopeside adventures as well as your urban ones.