Sunglasses present the unique opportunity to completely transform your identity with the simple swap of an accessory. For instance, if you feel like going luxe incognito, there’s the graphic futuristic cat eye frames à la Linda Farrow for Prabal Gurung. Or, if you’re craving more of a boho-inspired vibe, how about some round sunnies evocative of a modern Lennon?
Whatever your predilection, the season’s most scintillating styles are sure to have an ideal design to fulfill your adventurous needs. Because after all, whether you’re simply looking for sun protection or to hide the effects of a late night patio sesh (we promise not to tell!), nothing can make or break an outfit like the perfect pair of shades.
The translucent trend in eyewear is one that has gained some serious momentum over the last few seasons, manifesting itself in sunglasses with a variety of jewel tones and candy-coloured hues. These palettes are offset by more androgynous details like thick rims, robust hinges, and classic silhouettes. Take a model like this Italian acetate number by Cutler and Gross – you’ll be perfectly primed to paint the town in a high-shine!
Cat-eye sunglasses are a decidedly modern design, although originally rooted in the well of 1950s nostalgia. Their iconic shape lends itself nicely to enhancing the feminine features of the face, imbuing them with a versatility that allows them to be worn everywhere from the office to the beach. From contrasting black and white geometric trim, to the chunky pale pink arms of this pair from Topshop, feline frames are a look as trendy as it is timeless.
If you’re feeling like concert grounds are going to be your spiritual home for the summer, rounded frames will be your ultimate ally against the hot glare of the crowds. Channeling an undeniable seventies vibe, circular frames can also boast contemporary details, like this pair from Le Specs that features unique cutout lenses that are sure to attract the eye of festival style photographers.
What style of sunnies will you be sporting this Spring? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.