Sought-After SunglassesRather than offer mere protection from the sun or dress-up your best poker face, it’s a known fact that sunglasses are the staple to a fashionable look. From the catwalk to the boardwalk, sunglasses have the power to elevate any outfit with unapologetic edge and charm.
This season, we’re smitten with five irresistible sunglass trends that deserve a standing ovation.
Mirrored LensesIt’s hard for us to find a vice in our beloved frames, but we can’t deny that certain shades can create an uninviting boundary. Gone are the days of dark lenses that cast borders between the wearer and the rest of the world. Mirrored lenses have taken the spotlight from dimmer sunnies and we’re not complaining. Reflective lenses brighten your outfit, illuminate your face and cast a telling reflection of the way you see the world. (Chances are the person you’re speaking to won’t hate having a mirror to look into either!)
Dior Mirrored Lenses at Bloomingdale’s, $555
Panthère de Cartier Sunglasses Gold Mirror Sunglasses at Cartier, $1,010
Dolce and Gabbana Rose Gold & Grey Mirror Sunglasses at Sunglass Hut, $240
Round FramesRound sunglasses, a grandeur pillar of the ’60s and ’70s, are bedecking the streets of 2016. What emerged as a festival season fad has quickly matured into a long-standing style staple for admirers of retro glamour. Round frames may be a throwback, but they certainly aren’t antiquated. The styles adorn the designer collections of Tory Burch, X and X. The frames, also known as “teashades,” are unisex and ideal for the angular, square face shapes.
Peggy Glasses at Tory Burch, $195
Round Multi-Color Glasses at Emilio Pucci, $290
Circular Sunglasses at Bally, $225
Clear FramesPerhaps the most versatile pair of sunglasses in our trendy menagerie, clear framed sunglasses will complement any outfit you fancy. The lucid lenses possess an amalgamation of simple elegant and fierce flair.
Kate Spade New York Andrina Rectangular Cat Eye Sunglasses at Bloomingdale’s, $175
Brielle Translucent Sunglasses at Diane von Furstenberg, $166
Adrianna Sunglasses at Michael Kors, $139
The Modern AviatorMade for the stage, the aviator 2.0 is packed with dramatic curves and an exaggerated silhouette. This season, designers have modified the classic and structured aviator style with playful panache. While the updated aviator’s cool factor is akin to the classic version, the curvature and emphasized bridge will draw more attention to your face. We think you deserve the double takes, don’t you?
Olivia Palermo x Westward Leaning ‘Flower’ Mirrored Sunglasses at Nordstrom, $275
50mm Round Glasses at Givenchy, $395
Jimmy Choo ‘Vivy’ Sunglasses at Nordstrom, $595
The Embellished Cat EyeDipping into the 1950s, cat-eye lenses are a stylish paragon of the past. We know cat-eye frames aren’t a revolutionary notion, but they still deserve a coveted spot in your closet. Cat-eyes aren’t making a comeback; they’re inciting a spirited movement. The silhouettes have become more of a statement maker than any other frame, emboldened with vintage grace and modern audacity. Cat-eyes have been revitalized with bright colors, studs, and sparkle—the whole nine yards.
Floating Cat Eye at Fendi, $465
Cat-Eye Sunglasses in Nude at Burberry, $265
Moschino Studded Cat-Eye at Bloomingdale’s, $295