Beyond the obvious benefits that a pair of sunglasses offers you (read: protection from UV), they double up as accessories that could make an outfit and elevate your #OOTD shots by giving it more punch. So before you start adding sunglasses to your cart, here are the need-to-know trends that are going to keep your eyewear game standing out from the pack.
01 | It’s In The Details
Sometimes, the way to set your sunglasses away from the crowd is to look for unexpected details. Consider the wave-like sculpting that appears on the side arms of a Giorgio Armani design, or the piercing-like accents that decorate a peach-coloured Givenchy pair of sunglasses. Even something as subtle as Prada’s bold red streak racing across the top rim of the lens is enough to steal focus back to you.
02 | Future Vision
If bold eyewear speaks to you, take a gander at the season’s forward-thinking designs. From Matrix-styled frames courtesy of the recent Gentle Monster collaboration with Marine Serre, to visor-inspired thrillers by Givenchy and Fendi, these are the sunglasses of tomorrow.
03 | Reinvented Cat-eye
Yes, the cat-eye frame is back this season, and it brings a whole host of new and updated treatments that make them far from boring. Bottega Veneta updates their eyewear with a green marble-like texture, while Balenciaga opts for a ’90s throwback with its rimless design. Other timeless options include Jimmy Choo’s oversized shades and Dolce & Gabbana’s mixed-material frames.
04 | Thick-rimmed Thrillers
We can’t wait to flash out these thick-rimmed beauties at our next brunch date. Almost Hitchcockian in their ’50s-like appearance, these timeless beauties promise to become your new daily go-to sunglasses. A squarish frame with shell-printed frames from the Gentle Monster partnership with BLACKPINK’s Jennie looks set to be a universally-loved design, while interesting shapes (Moschino), textures (Oliver Peoples) and colours (Miu Miu) will appeal to those looking for something more unique.