The Top 10 Sunglasses Trends of Summer 2017
The Top 10 Sunglasses Trends of Summer 2017
Sunnies trends change every year, and this year is all about being more adventurous, from geometric frames to brow bar silhouettes.
But just how wearable are these cool shades? We put our editors to the test! They sorted through hundreds of options to find the most wearable, coolest sunglasses of the season, taking all the guesswork out of the shopping process for you.
Keep scrolling to see all of the top 10 trends you'll want to wear all summer -- and for long after Labor Day, too.
The Trend: Shield SunglassesThe Editor: Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor
We all don't need to hide from paparazzi like the Kardashians, but that doesn't mean we can't pretend? This 80's-inpsired style is sure to make you feel (and look!) like a total celeb this summer.
Buy It! Privé Revaux The Madam Sunglass, $29.95; amazon.com
Buy It! Monochromatic Shield Cat-Eye Sunglasses, $495; neimanmarcus.com
Buy It! Paphos Sunglasses, $99; sunglasshut.com
Buy It! Horelle Sunglasses, $16.90; aldoeshoes.com
The Trend: Brow-Bar SunglassesThe Editors: Jillian Ruffo, Associate Beauty Editor Andrea Lavinthal, Style & Beauty Director
The brow bar is typically spotted on aviator styles, but this summer, it's making an appearance on all types of silhouettes. From round sunglasses, like the pairs our editors wore here, to cat-eyes and geometric shapes, this detail adds a little drama to any pair of sunnies.
Buy It! 6031 Round Sunglasses, $65; solsticesunglasses.com
Buy It! Verdi Sunglasses, $265; etniabarcelona.com
Buy It! Round Metal Sunglasses in Rose Gold, $19; asos.com
The Trend: Extreme Cat-Eye Sunglasses The Editor: Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant
This traditional shape is anything but basic this season. If you're really feeling like making a statement, try an oversized style with a brow-bar like this JPlus pair.
Buy It! JPlus, $355; jplusvision.com
Buy It! Valesca Cat-Eye Sunglasses, $218; matchesfashion.com
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Buy It! Wherein Cat Eye Sunglasses, $180; bloomingdales.com
Buy It! Havana Amber Gradient Sunglasses, $99; seeeyewear.com
The Trend: Geometric SunglassesThe Editors: Emily Kirkpatrick, Associate Style News Editor Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter
This trend may seem a little wacky, but it's nothing to fear. This look actually works on a variety of face shapes, whether you want a bold look like the Miu Miu sunglasses (left) or a subtle version like this Steven Alan style (right).
Buy It! Icons Irregular Sunglasses, $150; bloomingdales.com
Buy It! Ottoman Sunglasses, $119; lespecs.com
The Trend: Colored LensesThe Editor: Sarah Ball, Fashion Market Editor
Looking at the world through rose colored glasses? Don't mind if we do! From '90s-inspired red to psychadelic ombre, lenses of all colors of the rainbow are a must.
Buy It! Alexander McQueen, Similiar: Tom Ford Samantha 55mm Sunglasses, $445; nordstrom.com
Buy It! Australia Muse Fade Aviator Sunglasses, $72; asos.com
Buy It! Fiona Translucent Sunglasses in Red, $18; urbanoutfitters.com
Buy It! Lola Yellow Lense Aviator Sunglasses, $12; boohoo.com
The Trend: Clear FramesThe Editor: Alex Abel, News Editor
Not ready to commit to a bold color, but want something different than your classic black or tortoise? Go for clear frames. They're super versatile and add an extra cool factor to any summer look.
Buy It! Warby Parker Ketchum Sunglasses, $95; warbyparker.com
SUPER BY RETROSUPERFUTURE
Buy It! Gals Mirrored Square Sunglasses, $209; neimanmarcus.com
Buy It! Clear and Silver Mirror Lens China Doll Sunglasses, $50; unique-vintage.com
Buy It! Sun Kyoto Sunglasses, $42; eyebuydirect.com
The Trend: Oval SunglassesThe Editor: Kami Phillips, E-Commerce Editor
A nod to mod, this oval style is having a major moment. Try them in a solid color for a totally retro look or go for all black for a more Old Hollywood vibe.
Buy It! Krewe Iris, $295; krewe.com
Buy It! Kurt Sunglasses, $250; net-a-porter.com
Buy It! Love Tempo Sunnies, $60; freepeople.com
The Trend: Rimless SunglassesThe Editor: Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor
You know the saying that sometimes less is more? We agree when it comes to these framless sunnies.
Buy It! Christopher Kane Mask Frame, $495; christopherkane.com
Buy It! Dancer Cat-Eye Sunglasses, $300; net-a-porter.com
Buy It! Pink on Wednesday Sunglasses, $40; maisontnemnroda.com
Buy It! Spring Sunglasses, $40; rumbatime.com
The Trend: Colored Mirrored LensesThe Editor: Lindy Segal, Social Media Editor
Mirrored lenses were a huge trend last summer and this year, mirrored lenses in different colors are the next iteration. From more feminine soft tones like this muted rosegold Komono pair to fun, bright and bold shades, these sunnies are sure make a satement.
Buy It! Komono Sunglasses, Similar: Ray-Ban Icons 50 mm Sunglasses, $175; nordstrom.com
Buy It! Iridia Mirrored Cat-Eye Sunglasses, $520; neimanmarcus.com