5 Sunglass Trends Our Fashion Friends Are Already Wearing for Spring

When it comes to finding the perfect pair of sunglasses, the struggle is real. Between which styles actually suit your face shape and which trends to try out, sunglass shopping can become a minefield. Luckily, though, so many online brands have virtual try-on features, so you can see what they’ll look like before you shop. This may help you find a pair that fits your face well, and we’re here to help you determine which trends to try. And we’ve had help, as some of our favourite fashion people have already been trying them out for us.

So whether you want to dip your toe into the seventies revival with an oversized square pair like Zeena Shah or you want to go wild with ’90s-coloured frames like Nnenna Echem, these are the five sunglass trends that are set to be huge for spring/summer 2022.

1. Supersized Square

Zeena wearing oversized sunglasses

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@heartzeena

Styles Notes: Giving a subtle nod to the’70s trend, square (or square-ish) sunglasses are a winner. It’s that oversized shape that makes them feel retro, and every brand has created an iteration this season. 

Try these out with a double-denim look. 

2. Smooth Rectangular

Style Notes: A surprisingly wearable shape, rectangular sunnies (like Rachael's) can become part of your spring capsule. Just follow this one rule: Opt for a classic black, tortoiseshell or neutral colour that’ll go with all your summery looks. 

This green pair will be less harsh against your face than a solid black pair. 

3. Colourful ’90s

Nnenna wearing coloured glasses

Photo:

@nnennaechem

Style Notes: Everything ’90s is back—from belly chains to miniskirts to coloured sunnies. It’s all about those plastic frames, but you can opt for a vintage or recycled pair. Whichever hue you opt for, wear them loud and proud with clashing outfits. 

Wear the Jacquemus way with clashing brights. 

4. Cool Cat-Eye

Style Notes: Instead of the previous slim, pointed pairs we’ve seen everywhere for years, this time, it’s all about more directional shapes. Think squared rather than pointed edges, just like Renia’s Bottega Veneta style.

Renia’s sunglasses all come in tortoiseshell. 

Try these with a white midi dress and fisherman sandals.

Love the pastel blue Fendi logo. 

5. Golden Frames

Style Notes: Ray-Ban has been making metallic-frame shades for decades, but so many brands have now followed suit. Pernille’s Saint Laurent pair makes a statement and looks chic at the same time. 

You’ll never regret investing in a Celine pair. 

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