7 Sunglasses Trends We’re Obsessed With This Summer

7 Sunglasses Trends We're Obsessed With This Summer

They might be a small accessory, but a great pair of sunglasses can make a major statement and completely revamp your outfit. Not only are sunnies an essential part of your summer wardrobe, but you can always find a pair that will ooze style points without breaking the bank. And we get it, sometimes sunglasses can be a last-minute addition to what you’re wearing, but after you see what sunglasses are on trend this summer and our curated picks of what styles to shop now, you’ll find that your sunnies are the first accessory you grab before heading out the door this summer. 

Keep reading for 7 sunglasses trends that we can’t get enough of for summer!

’70s Inspired

7 Sunglasses Trends That Are in For Summer

Picture Studio 54 and Elton John-approved shades, that’s right, ’70s-inspired shades are making a major comeback this year. With this style, bigger is definitely always better, and you’re not going to want to shy away from making a major statement. Look for oversized structured shapes with bold frames, like this feminine take from Coach that also incorporates the popular translucent frames trend. 

Shield Shades

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A trend that you’ve definitely seen the Kardashian crew, Hadid sisters, and the hippest fashion stars rocking are sporty, shield shades. In fact, Kim K. is such a fan that she actually designed her own iteration of the style. This summer, sporty shades are back and more futuristic than ever, and they’re definitely a must-have for every trend-obsessed girl. But luckily, more affordable brands like ASOS have also released their own versions of the hot style, so you don’t have to break the bank to join the shield shades club.

Rectangular Frames

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With ’90s fashion still having a major moment, small rectangular shades are popping up everywhere this season. Think sleek and minimalist designs, in neutral colours like brown, black, and white. The best part is this years renditions come in more wearable designs in chunky plastic rather than tiny metal frames. Check out Los Angeles-based, Crap Eyewear for major style inspo. 

Retro-Inspired Aviators

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A trend that (thankfully) never went out of style is the aviator. This summer, the popular style has received a bit of a modern update and can now be found in oversized styles with lenses in warm tones like amber, orange, and yellow. We’re currently swooning over this star-embellished pair from Poppy Lissiman

Modern Cat-Eye

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Cat-eye sunglasses have been a fashionable favourite for decades and thankfully, they aren’t going out of style any time soon. This season, you’ll be able to find more modern takes on the retro favourite with styles coming in more playful designs with translucent frames, exaggerated wing-shaped frames, and bold lense colours. We’ve got our eye on a pair of these funky translucent pairs from Illesteva.

Coloured Lenses

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There’s no better way to rock the playful coloured trend than with a pair of attention grabbing sunnies that come equipped with the same shade on the frames and on the lenses. We’re adding this chic millennial pink pair of sunnies from Toronto-based Callula Co. to our shopping cart.

White Frames


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You’ll make a real statement this summer, like Bella Hadid, in a pair of fierce white frames. Giving a nod to the ’60s, you’ll be able to find this funky trend in a wide variety of styles like oversized and round, rectangular, and even cat-eye. We’re currently loving this pair from Roberi & Fraud, a brand that’s well loved by some of the fashion world’s biggest celebs like Kendall Jenner, Beyonce, and even Rhianna. The best is, you won’t have to feel guilty about treating yourself to more than one pair, as the prices are dangerously easy to shop. 

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