Summer’s officially upon us. By now you’ve probably stored all your sweaters and jackets again, and edited your closets for the season. It’s time to bust out—or shop for—your swimwear and summer staples. With the heatwave these days, one thing you shouldn’t leave home without is a trusty pair of shades. It’s important to protect your eyes, but we all know it does so much more than that. It’s a major fashion accessory, and if you’re wondering what the latest trends are, we got you covered.
From the runways of New York and Paris Fashion Weeks, we’ve seen the statement accessory in different shapes and sizes, but one thing they had in common was they generally feature angular frames. Yep, this season, ovals, round and cat-eyes with soft edges are replaced with triangles, diamond, squares, and rectangles with sharp, defined edges and corners. We saw Cristian Siriano’s triangular frames with sharp edges elevated the ‘90s cat eyes, Self Portrait’s hexagon shades brought the heat, and Carolina Herrera’s oversized square frames ruled the runway.
If you’re into this trend to, here are some angular sunglasses you can add as your fave new summer staple.
Sunnies Lottie sunglasses
This thin, ‘90s inspired design is definitely made to make you feel cool. You can cop it in a pastel pink hue (moonstone), a darker pink-red hue (anise), or in an all-black colorway (ink). Honestly, I love all three, I can’t decide. Available at Sunnies Studios.
BP Hexcon Aviator Sunglasses
If aviators are your go-to frame style, this BP shades is for you. Its slender frame in a modern geometric shape is what you need to upgrade your everyday summer look. Available on Nordstrom.
Chloé Rosie octagon sunglasses
Summer is the time to go bold and playful with your looks, and this quirky Chloé sunglasses will do the job. It has octagon-frame style in gold-tone metal, and is fitted with tinted lenses which fade from green to mint and are etched with textured edges. Available on Net-a-Porter.
Gucci oversized sunglasses
For the days you just want to cover half your face (but still look gorg, obviously), put on this oversized Gucci pair of shades with a trendy turquoise tortoise shell tone and gold-tone titanium oversized frame, and featuring a logo decal on the lens. Available on Farfetch.
Grey Ant Brille sunglasses
A downsized version of the Grey Ant aviator, Brille is sleek and slim but packs a punch, with its cool, unisex design that’s also reminiscent of the ‘90s. According to the site, each pair is handmade in Italy from sleek stainless steel and premium Mazzucchelli acetate. Available on Nordstrom.
Saint Laurent cat-eye acetate sunglasses
Aside from protecting your eyes, these Saint Laurent’s sunglasses with cat-eye silhouette in a sharp triangular shape will def add definition to your features. Wear it with graphic tee, jeans, and boots for an instant edgy vibe. Available on Net-a-Porter.
Photo courtesy of Self Portrait’s Instagram account
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