Sunglasses are a must-have item in any fashionista's wardrobe and an important accessory this winter. If you're ready to invest in a new pair of killer frames and instantly update your look, sunglass trends this winter can be summed up in three words: big, bold and beautiful. Revel in vibrant eye-catching colours, exciting geometric shapes and classic styles revamped with a twist.
We’ve rounded up 5 of the season’s sunglass trends to keep you up to date with what you need to be wearing this winter.
1) Retro or modern cat-eye lenses
Yes, cat eye sunnies were big back in the 1950s and 1960s. Audrey Hepburn wore them in her classic film 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'. But things that have long gone out of fashion have a knack of coming back, with a vengeance. So ladies, the word's out – cat-eye shades are back. And why not? They go with any outfit and look super chic. This year's sunglass trends says goodbye to classic black cat eye glasses and welcomes flamboyant patterning, shiny stones, 3D detailing and oversized lenses (which bring out the cheekbones). From vintage to contemporary, cat eyes are the ultimate look-at-me statements.
2) Circle round glasses
Rounded lenses are synonymous with festival vibes and freewheeling days. If you're in a psychedelic mood, rock your style with hippie-chic Janis Joplin style round sunglasses. Purple tints add an even more authentic look. Complementing a number of face shapes, a circular sunglass style will freshen up any wardrobe. Choose from an acetate frame (a plant-based hypoallergenic plastic) for a modern look, or wire specs.
3) Oversized glasses
It's fascinating to see sunglass trends come and go. In 2018, tiny frames were big, so to speak. This year, slim shades are (mostly) out and stepping into their place are oversized frames and lenses. It's all in keeping with this year's nod to taking a walk on the wild side with your eye wear. So how big can you go? Well, the sky's the limit. Larger-than-life square frames, octagon lenses, shield sunglasses, oversized D-frames and pilot oversized sunnies are taking over. Stretch beyond your comfort zone. Buy a pair if you dare.
4) Tonal variety
Playing with lens tones is another one of 2019's sunglass trends. Add a sense of playfulness to your wardrobe with semi-transparent, gradient or tinted lenses in an alluring range of pastel colours. While all colours are a goer, warm tones such as pink, burnt orange and red are particularly trendy this year. To go all the way, try matching your tinted lenses to your frames.
Fortunately you don’t have to buy a new pair of sunglasses to embrace this trend. Sunglass Fix are a sustainable fashion service offering high quality affordable replacement lenses. They have 13 different lens colours available, and best of all, all their lenses have 100% UV protection so you can be on trend without comprising your eye health.
Get in touch with your inner diva and go all out with statement shades. Sunglass trends this year revolve around stealing the show. Sparkly jewel-encrusted frames which go well with a tiara. Sunglasses with a chain, a look popularised by librarians but given a stylish twist. Patterned frames. Animal prints. Bright hues. Aim for anything edgy and memorable, and your statement sunnies will take off.
Style and Sustainability
You don’t have to spend a fortune to keep up to date with the latest fashion trends. Join the sustainable fashion movement and get more creative with your shopping. If you’re looking to mix up your look, rummage through your old sunglasses drawer and find a pair you can repurpose. Visit Sunglass Fix to choose some new funky lenses and replace them yourself at home with a Sunglass Fix repair care. Or send them in and the team at Sunglass Fix will install them for you.
Sunglass Fix produces high quality replacement sunglass lenses with a collection of more than 130,000 lenses. Simple, cost effective and environmentally sustainable.