Now I’m not one to shy away from a lilac clutch bag shaped like a milk carton (Skinnydip, price £25), an iridescent crop top or a high heeled mule. Hell, in true fashion victim style I’ve even been known to wear two watches on one wrist at once. When it comes to being seriously cool though, in my teens rather than channelling an inner Gwen Steffani I’d always try to be more sexy like Eva Mendes, usually failing dismally. Now that I’m 29, I’m more in tune with my style and know what works and what doesn’t. When I want to look way more trendy and cooler than normal, what I’m confident about are my stunning Kirk and Kirk sunglasses.
When you get to your late twenties, you’re earning more and (mortgage/salary dependent) are in a better position to invest in better quality items. Case in point, my Kirk and Kirk shades. Priced at £300, since I last featured them on this website they’ve been featured in french Grazia, Italian ELLE, The Telegraph and even Shortlist. They were my essential travel companion in Rome (see here) and were the talking point with many people on a recent holiday in Turkey.
The Kirk family have been pioneers in optics since Sidney and Percy opened their first London workshops in 1919. Today their Solarium and Vivarium Collection are both inspired by the Victorian obsession with science and nature, each frame being named after a celebrated scientist of the era. The glasses are super lightweight, made from acrylic. The lustrous, metallic finish, in hues of blue, bordeaux, anthracite, brown, green and silver is decorated with an animal pin in either 925 sterling silver or 9 carat gold, which sits proud of the frame and gives it a ‘third dimension’.
For the first time ever, Kirk and Kirk and Sassy In The City have collaborated to offer readers the unique opportunity to win a pair for themselves! Choose from either Alex, Eleanor, Grace or Lois (images below).
To enter, all you have to do is head over to Sassy In The City’s Instagram and repost/regram the image with the hashtag #SassyKirkandKirk. The winner will be chosen at random and announced next Saturday! You have to be in it to win it guys. Good luck!