The sun is finally out and we really don’t want to jinx it, the winter has been brutal, or should we say, hormonal. So dramatic.. but that’s a story for another day. Today we explore sunglasses! That perfect pick-me-up when you’re not feeling your finest, and that finishing touch when you are feeling fabulous.
Let’s start with what we haven’t seen much of this season.. Mirrored sunnies seem to be taking a timeout, in addition to the cateye in its myriad of sizes and styles. Round and ovals are also few and far between, leaving the floor ‘squarely’ to the angular shapes (sorry couldn’t help it;)
We’ve identified 5 trends that will be topping everyone’s sunglasses wishlist. Trends can’t change that dramatically, after all our face shapes dont change, so the shapes will primarily stay the same, but the configuration will change. Angular, curved, tinted, perspex, wire… you get the gist. Let’s get started then!
Side-note: once you have found your favorite pair, make sure you get a matching acetate chunky sunglasses chain.
This trend hasn’t been around for a while.. Metal-rimmed glasses, in both gold and silver.. with lightly tinted lens. These are the perfect shades when you have great eye makeup on and don’t want to hide too much. Although they come in both large and small sizes, they are predominantly oversized and angular. Loewe have created a stellar collection, and watch out for one of new favorite brands, Kaleos Eyehunters!
This trend of oversized acetate plastics have become classics really. What changes from season to season is the shape of the frame. This spring the angular shapes are making a comeback after a couple of seasons of more curved varieties. In mostly black, clear and a palette of beiges, (no we haven’t seen much tortoise-shell around) the lens on these ones generally match the color of the frame, creating a pretty dramatic look, so make sure your outfit can balance it out, or you’ll be looking like an aging Seventies rockstar.
Back to the Seventies
There are indeed many items of clothing inspired by the seventies this season, from disco collars to bold florals in psychedelic shades. The Seventies trend for sunglasses dictates an angular shape with curved edges in gentle shades of brown and beige. The lens are lightly tinted and the feel is gentler than the above oversized acetate trend. Just make sure you aren’t wearing a disco-collared, bold floral flared pant look with a pair of these vintage-inspired sunnies or things could go terribly wrong.
These sunglasses haven’t lost their charm yet. A crossover from seasons passed, these Nineties narrow sunglasses were first seen on Rihanna for Dior over 3 years ago.. well they are still going strong. Last season’s variety was a strong white pair with black lens, this season the white pairs are still around, but the black on black version are the updated version.
So yes, oversized, angular, acetate and pastel! What a fabulous combination.. This is one of the most fun trends and one of the few colorful ones, as far as sunglasses go. Have fun with this trend, matching it to your favorite pair of bling earrings for an empowered statement of individual style.