Summer is still officially a long way off, but preparing for it is never a waste, especially when it comes to scouting for the next trendy sunnies. Instead of shielding your eyes from the sun and hiding most of your face, this year’s shades focus on making a sartorial statement with small, thin frames, pastel lenses, mixed materials and edgy shapes. This post is here to steer you in the right direction: to go bold and get exposed.
Teeny-tiny frames are going big. The trend is a spin-off from Balenciaga’s Spring/Summer 2017 show, and was picked up by other luxury brands like Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton. Celebrities including Rihanna, Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner have been seen wearing them. So stash your oversized lenses away for now and take your cue from the 90s with these simple and slender micro styles.
All the hype for wirework jewelry also applies to eyewear. Thick black rims shouting “I’m a designer pair” are now replaced by nerdy wire frames with a proper fit. In addition to looking cool and trendy, these frames are lighter and more flexible than chunky wooden frames and more comfortable.
The love for pastel lenses still lingers, only it has shifted from Millennial Pink to amber and peach in silver frames. Unlike mirrored lenses, tinted glasses allow your eyes to still be seen in line with the see-through trend.
Loyal followers of this blog probably know that transparent materials are on the rise again. These transparent/semi-transparent acetate frames are great examples. For a change, they’re supported with metal detailing which adds structure and shine.
Sharp polygonal lenses lend an edgy vibe to your face, and are especially suitable for those with rounded facial features. Try triangles, squares or even the “thug life” pixelated glasses!