6 Sunglasses Trends That Might Surprise You This Year
After months of staring into the bleak, gray abyss that is the winter sky, we're ready for something a bit less depressing. Namely, sun. But lest we damage our peepers by going sans glasses, we've rounded up six trending sunnies styles we can't wait to wear as the UV index climbs.
Welcome to the ’60s. Hippie-inspired frames—like the ones at Elie Saab—are the best kind of throwback. They’re big and face-covering and look great with just about any shape. If you’re a regular aviator-wearer, these are for you.
Dress Up ($16)
Sunday Somewhere ($290)
Make like an extra in The Matrix (or a roadie for Beyoncé) and embrace itty-bitty, futuristic glasses like the ones above at Prada. Admittedly these aren’t for everyone, but if you’re daring enough, slim cuts are very of the moment.
Poppy Lissiman ($98)
It must mean that the ’90s have officially come full circle when you start taking a second glance at Oakleys-style shades (these trotted down Rihanna’s last Fenty Puma show). Wrap-around specs might look a touch strange paired with a nice dress, but worn with your fiercest athleisure, they complete the "Yeah, I workout" look.
Forever 21 ($13)
Oversize Cat Eye
Another blast from the past was seen on the runway at Erdem. Cat-eye glasses are almost universally flattering and basically timeless. But the update this year is the sheer size: big. For those still unsold, remember that the larger the frame, the less severe the angles will be.
Le Specs ($119)
Karen Walker ($220)
Where sunnies are concerned, more is more on runways like Dolce & Gabanna and Miu Miu. Whether we’re talking pearls, stones or enamel flowers, these statement shades demand attention.
Unique Vintage ($22)
Freda Banana ($310)
Jimmy Choo ($595)
Sometimes we wear glasses to block out the world and hide the fact that we got way too little sleep. Other times we’re fully showing off our makeup and color-coordinating our outfits. As seen at Dior, see-through frames are bright and unexpected (and oh so ’00s…get ready).