Here comes the sun…and with it the hottest new sunglasses for summer! Three of the hottest trends in cool shades are:
MEOW. Cat eye sunglasses are purring with style this summer. Not your grandmother’s shades, the 2012 cat eye reflects this year’s color trends like blocks of color and ombre fading.
THROWBACK. Vintage sunglasses, real or inspired, grace your look with timeless glamour. Whether you choose an authentic 70′s Gucci or Annie Hall-inspired shades, going vintage guarantees modern glam.
GO BOLD. Don’t use your frames to hide behind, use them to make a statement. Thick frames aren’t for the fashion faint-hearted, they are for the trend-setters. Choose a classic color (black, brown, tortoise), but pick these demure colors in a big, bold frame.
1. Retrosun Vintage Gucci Cat Eye Sunglasses ($ 242)
Authentic vintage shades in a trending cat eye shape, these Gucci’s have it all. Wear them now and for years to come with their two-tone plastic frame and logo lettering.
2. Gucci Rounded Cat Eye Sunglasses ($ 275)
That was then, this is NOW. Gucci updates the classic cat eye with oversized round frames and on-trend ombré coloration. Flaunt your good taste with their logo lettering.
3. Alexander McQueen Cat Eye Sunglasses ($ 325)
Mad for mod. Black frames are lined with turquoise for a play on the colorblock craze. Gradient lenses add gray for the final block of color in these slick cat eye frames.
4. Retrosun Vintage Christian Lacroix Sunglasses ($ 245)
Very vintage. Authentic vintage frames don’t have to pretend…they are the real deal. These metal frames feature wrapped wire details and plastic temple tips in perfectly polished gold.
5. Karen Walker Helter Skelter Sunglasses ($ 180)
Posing as the original, these Karen Walker shades have a strong vintage vibe. Round sunglasses are all the rage again, and these feature a plastic frame with metal temples, bridge and arrow accents.
6. Retrosun Vintage Gucci 70′s Seduction Shades ($ 242)
Seduce with 70′s glamour. These vintage Gucci frames channel the glam of the disco decade. Clear plastic frames with gradient lenses.
7. Marc by Marc Jacobs Side Stripe Sunglasses ($ 110)
Sassy stripes. Marc Jacobs goes bold with thick square frames and graphic stripes at the temples. Plastic frames and gradient lenses add to the fashion forward nature of these shades.
8. Elizabeth and James Eldridge Sunglasses ($ 115)
The Olsen twins perfect the thick trend by balancing classic tortoise shell with a chunky frame. Pair back to an evening suit to capture Elizabeth Olsen’s celebrity style. Semi-transparent plastic frame with logo signature at top edge.
9. sass & bide Mendoza Sunglasses ($ 260)
Finish fiercely. The Wayfarer undergoes another transformation with these sass & bide frames. Metal frames with geometric cutouts all in a cool gunmetal gray.