Fashion trends are always changing, and the same is true for sunglasses. This year we’re pleased to say goodbye to the tiny sunglasses that offer little to no coverage. What’s worse is they look pretty bad on most face shapes, so not only are you not looking your best, but your continually squinting throughout the day, creating new fine lines and wrinkles. Back in style are our beloved Jackie O-styled frames. A few of the trendy sunglasses this summer that are also appropriate for classy ladies of our ageless generation are:
Hexagon Lenses - basically every unorthodox lens shape works this summer, but hexagon is likely going to flatter most faces and add a futuristic accessory to play off in other wardrobe pieces. They’re the perfect blend between round and square.
Round Lenses – These allow for the big, Jackie O-style frames, which give a dash of nostalgia to an ever-increasing trend towards modernism and futurism.
Sunglasses with a Chain – once relegated to the “old cat lady,” this design has made a comeback. As our handbags continue to shrink and our hands become busier with smartphones, the chain has become the stylish way to manage your eyewear in situations where you’re continually taking your glasses on and off (think traveling for one). We’re listing a few of our favorite sunglass chains below.
Translucent Frames – why spend all that time and effort on glowy makeup and healthy skin just to cover it with a heavy, dark frame? This is a great way to brighten the eye area of the face because they refract light and go with the glow.
Tinted Lenses – many of these are a throwback to the disco glamour of the 70s or the current ‘festival’ trends we see coming out of the fashion petri dish that is Coachella, Burning Man, and the like. They’re a wonderful way to coordinate your swimwear or other accessories while wearing the subdued neutral palette that is so big right now.
As we’re coming into the summer, it’s important to have a pair (or more!) of trendy sunglasses that can keep your eyes healthy when the sun is at its brightest. Find a pair that kicks up your fashion game, as well as a pair that offers day-to-day protection, helping to prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
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