This season’s sunglass trends are rather unusual, and designers have embraced the quirky shapes and colors. According to the Million Looks’ site, here are the summer’s six hottest trends.
No-not real cat eyes-I’m referring to the shape of the frames. Designers like Missoni and Tory Burch have made this sunglass trend their own. Missoni’s pictured model is wearing yellow lenses with speckled frames and Burch’s sunglasses appear more traditional. These are Wayfarers meet cat eyes with distinctly thicker frames. Although a cult classic, the Wayfarer by Ray Ban can’t compete with today’s too cool version.
This next sunglass trend may have you seeing stars-no literally stars and other shapes. If you don’t mind the extra attention, then these might be for you. Shapes like exaggerated ovals, stars, and triangles are some of the unusual shapes. Top designer Giles has reached a new earthly high with Roswell alien shaped frames while Jeremy Scott likes red hearts. Karen Walker played it a bit safer with royal blue octagons.
Don’t go around in circles for this next sunglass trend. Made popular by Elton John and Lady Gaga they have patterned or blinged out frames. They are the uber-stylish frames shown by Viktor & Rolf and the sophisticated, oversized pair from Yigal Azrouel.
Be a Good Sport
Sporty sunglasses are not a new sunglass trend but designers never tire of them. Professionals like pilots made aviators popular but they never looked this hot. Tommy Hilfiger’s ultra sleek metal frames and Cynthia Rowley’s highly reflective lenses are fashion statements.
This trend is unrelated to shape or color; however, gradient lenses in the new shapes are popular. You’ll see Dolce & Gabbana models wearing these dark-to-light lenses.
Although some think color blocking is passé, it looks like sunglasses have picked up where the trend left off. Stark white frames and dark lenses make high-contrast sunglasses the must have accessory for summer. Marc by Marc Jacobs and Bottega Venetta are definitely blocking the naysayers with this sunglass trend.
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