Now that spring has officially arrived, there’s no better time to invest in the best sunglasses for this season and beyond. While it may be tempting to skimp on the accessory, it would be a false economy.
You want to look for good quality and durable frames and lenses that will protect you from harmful UV rays. Plus, the right, timeless pair will last you forever (see Chanel or Celine cat-eye sunglasses), making the cost per wear almost zero.
Sunglasses trends 2022
While some key styles will never go out of style, including cat eye and aviator sunglasses, there’s no harm in trying out new season trends.
You could say oversized frames never went anywhere, and you’d be right. But for SS22 they go even more XXL. Think square frames, 70s style gradient lenses and lots of drama.
Bright pops of color are one of the biggest summer trends we’ve seen on the runways, and that applies to accessories too. As we start having fun with fashion again, we are looking for frames in sorbet hues and bright colors.
For more casual customers, sports frames are the trend to return this summer. Think futuristic shapes, mirrored lenses and minimalist frames.
Finally, you couldn’t have missed everyone’s obsession with Y2K fashion. The 00s are definitely back, and when it comes to sunglasses, that means rimless styles with colored lenses made popular by Britney, Christina and the gang.
How to choose sunglasses
It’s always worth going to a specialist if you really want to invest in a good pair of sunglasses, as they will be able to advise you on the best frames for your face shape. This service is available in most opticians and department stores.
A key thing is to ensure UV protection, because if they don’t protect you against UVB and UVA, they are essentially just a fashion accessory. Look for 100% protection to protect your eyes.
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