Hot Sunglasses for 2016
For the past two or so years, I've been wearing these Tory Burch sunglasses, which can obviously go with just about anything. Now that trends are so cute and fun, though, I'm thinking about branching out a little more! I love all the colors, metallics, mirrored lenses, and styles that are becoming so big for the spring and summer. If you're feeling inspired by all the new trends too, consult this guide from Travel Moda to find your best style, then check out the links below and find some sunglasses you love!
It seems like color is one of the biggest parts of the sunglasses trend, as evidenced by this Zenni Optical ad. Designers and fashionistas alike are especially into pastels, including Pantone's colors of the year (rose quartz and serenity, if you've been under a rock). These from Quay are a pretty simple style, which makes the color the focal point. Alternatively, if you want to have some color while still keeping your sunglasses neutral enough for everyday wear, you could try these Ray Bans, which have tortoiseshell frames and pink lenses. Semi-translucents, which are clear with just a tint of color, are also big; see them here on Reese Witherspoon, Gigi Hadid, and Gwyneth Paltrow, via Zenni Optical.
You've probably seen mirrored lenses everywhere lately. Not only are they all over store window displays, but celebrities from Taylor Swift to Rosie Huntington-Whitely to Eva Mendes. I love mirrored lenses because they go with any frame, so there's a lot of versatility to them. Classic, highly structured, fun and trendy, and statement frames are all enhanced by the reflective lenses without turning them into costume pieces. You really can't go wrong!
Although there are some timeless styles that always work - Ray Bans, aviators, etc - the two big style trends for spring and summer seem to be cat-eye and rounded. Some options are even a combination of the two, like these from Refinery29 that feature the classic cat-eye shape with very round lenses. These round ones are so purely summer, these from Cacharel's ready-to-wear are so chic yet so wearable, and these from WhoWhatWear are both effortlessly cool and on-trend. There's a lot of wiggle room in the style trend so don't be afraid to try things that may seem a little over the top.
If you couldn't already tell by all the Quay links, I'm super into pretty much everything they're doing right now, like the cat-eye style pictured above. I live and die by big sunglasses and those are big without looking buggy, which can definitely be a concern. I like these classic cat-eyes by Tom Ford and, for a casual day at the pool, these cool Babiators with palm leaf accents - perfect for summer. Who knows? Maybe I'll put my Tory Burches away for a little why and try something a little more daring this year.
Do you like the current trends? Are there any sunglasses you have your eye on? Let us know in the comments!