4 Key Sunglasses Trends You’re Going To See This Summer

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It's a truth universally acknowledged that a statement pair of sunglasses can elevate any outfit. Harry Styles knows the power of a pair of oversized Gucci shades and Dua Lipa is constantly upping the ante in wraparound shades, heavy-rimmed aviators or Swarovski iterations.
While it's important to invest in sunnies that will transcend seasons – like a pair of classic aviators, oversized frames or prescription glasses, if you need them – it can be fun to indulge in new trends that will level up your outfits and makeup looks, too.
This season, sunglasses are the latest accessory to take on the Y2K revival. Sport-style, shielded lenses are of the moment, thanks in part to Megan Thee Stallion and Resort '23 collections from Khaite and Louis Vuitton. The best part? Across frames and lenses, bright and bold hues have arrived – 2022's version of rose-tinted glasses, perhaps? Probably necessary these days, and we're here for it.
As we welcome a heatwave to the UK's shores, pack for holidays away and prep for our 'Feral Girl Summer', it's time to embrace this season's key sunglasses trends. To add some personality and elevate your summer looks, here's a lowdown on the trends we're expecting to see all season long.

Sport-Style Sunglasses

You might look at these and think: hardcore cyclist and/or uncool dad. But just like low-rise jeans and chunky clogs, sport-style, wraparound glasses are the latest ‘ugly’ trend to make its way into actually-quite-cool territory. Opt for a more contemporary pair like these Weekday sunnies or go full sport mode with mirrored shades from performance brands like Oakley and SunGod.

Brightly Coloured Sunglasses

Whether round, square or oversized – you name it – colour is very much the name of the game right now. From bright neon frames like this pair from UK-based brand Kimeze to candy-coloured lenses that give off '70s vibes, this is one trend you can play around with, regardless of your face shape or go-to style. The pop of colour adds the perfect amount of statement to any minimal look.

Rectangle Sunglasses

The rectangular frame is this season's version of the super skinny sunny. It's more versatile than a tiny lens as a rectangular frame can be worn just as easily with your casual errands 'fit as with your next wedding guest dress. And if you’re still lusting after that narrow look, just opt for a skinnier frame (see below).

Oval Sunglasses

Do you love a bold shape but remain unconvinced that you suit a rectangle frame? Try an oval lens instead. It's the middle ground between the rectangle lens and round, John Lennon-style sunny. While trendy, this is more of a classic style and will last for many seasons to come. Try a pair like the above from Quay Australia, or from high street brands such as Urban Outfitters or & Other Stories.
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