The importance of having the right pair of shades is extremely underrated. Sunglasses aren’t just a necessity for their practicality – a pair of shades can say a lot about your personal style and character, and ultimately can take your outfit to new heights.
You probably have that “staple pair” of lenses that you tend to keep on rotation (aviators and Wayfarers are always classic options) but this season’s trends may have you considering new styles to refresh your look. So which sunglass tribe do you belong to? We’ve picked the top five must-have styles for this summer!
THE BRIDGE SHADES:
The Insta-famous accessory and arguably one of the chicest styles to rock this summer, these shades are an updated take on the classic aviator. With an exaggerated frame and modified bridge, they create a bold, fashion-forward look.
THE MIRROR SHADES:
For the sleek and polished trendsetters, this style is far from your average accessory. The futuristic mirrored lenses will revamp your style and refresh your whole look. If you’re looking to contrast a simple outfit, reflective shades are the ideal accent.
THE CAT-EYE SHADES:
Off to breakfast at Tiffany’s? This vintage fave has made a huge comeback. Perfect for the fashion-forward dolls and ideal for heart-shaped faces, the elongated lenses made their initial debut in the 1950s on fashion icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Sofia Loren.
THE ROUND SHADES:
For the hippie-hearted boho babes. Elevate your festival style with a pair of ’70s-inspired, modern-retro round shades. For the ultimate Coachella look, seek a pair with a slightly mirrored tint in the lenses. Don’t forget your flower crown!
THE EMBELLISHED FRAME SHADES:
For the bold and brave, distinguish yourself from the crowd with a pair of embellished shades. As seen on the SS16 runways from designers such as Miu Miu and Dolce & Gabbana, these sunglasses are here to make a striking statement! Keep your outfit simple and let your shades do the talking.
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