"Sunglasses and a great pair of heels can turn around most outfits." Sage words from the queen of pulling a look together, Victoria Beckham. The designer once confirmed what we'd always suspected: Chooseth the correct accessories and ye shall find fashion greatness. Truth is, sunglasses are one of those small but not inconsequential additions that we often overlook in favour of the big, flashy stuff. It's easy to get wrapped up in finding a new-season designer bag or working out how to revamp last winter's coat, overlooking how a pair of frames—ideally do wonders for your face, building cheekbones and whatnot—can be a game changer.
I've got more sunglasses than I care to tell you and it's for this reason: Every single style comes back into fashion again, so I never, ever get rid unless they really don't suit my face shape (in which case, more fool me for buying them in the first place). New eyewear trends can feel like one-season wonders at the time, but I have historical proof that this isn't the case at all.
So, if you're like me, you'll have some of the classics ticked already (cat eye, aviator, etc.), which explains why I've chosen a few more adventurous, and more up-to-date winter sunglasses to share with you instead. Goes without saying that the fashion police won't arrest you for wearing these in summer, but as that morning and evening sun makes you squint on your way back and forth to work, now's a good time to invest.
Keep reading to see the best winter sunglasses and eyewear trends to shop now.
Style Notes: Sometimes, two trends become one (like white frames and coloured lenses).
Style Notes: When in doubt, wear a full white look (like Ada) for max impact.
Style Notes: Rectangular shapes are for the girl who doesn't really want to do the whole super-skinny sunnies thing.
Style Notes: Sylvie's been wearing these on repeat, and we can see why. They just go with everything.
Style Notes: Pick a colour you'd usually wear and seek it out in sunglasses, like Stephanie here.
Style Notes: Red lenses, making the world a rosy place. We're all kinds of obsessed with Alexis's frames.
Style Notes: They're zebra, they're cat-eye, they're everything we've ever dreamed of. Thanks for bringing these Chimi beauties to our attention, Courtney.
Style Notes: This particular trend has really taken the NYC streets by storm.