5 Sunglass Trends to Wear This Summer

5 hot summer sunglass styles

1. Nature-Inspired

Nature Inspired Shades

SW Bamboo Retro Style #1421

A “Back to Nature” theme has taken the eyewear world by storm this summer! Wood-look sunglasses made from recycled plastic or natural materials are hot this season. We love the earthy look of these wayfarer style sunglasses, which have genuine bamboo temples and a cool, retro shape that will flatter all face shapes.

2. Bold Colors

Bold Colored Shades

SW Retro Style #1124

Don’t shy away from color this summer! Although your typical black, tortoiseshell, and metal tones are still popular, vibrant frames are stealing the spotlight. This modified cat eye shape pictured above looks girly and fun in a bold hue. Check out how our favorite bloggers are rocking bold colors in their wardrobes here.

3. ’70s-Inspired Aviators

'70s-Inspired Aviators

SW Aviator Style #2015

Aviator sunglasses were all over this summer’s designer runways and are a hot item for Hollywood celebs. Trending now are retro-inspired aviators from the ’70s, which have exaggerated brow bars, oversized lenses, and come in both plastic and metal styles. Channel Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, and the rest of the cast of American Hustle for more style inspiration.

4. Colorful Mirrors

Colorful Mirrored Shades

SW Mirrored Retro Style #8839

Colorful, mirrored lenses instantly up the cool factor of your shades. Make a splash this summer in mirrored lenses that come in a rainbow of color choices. Our pick is this retro-inspired browline style with blue-green lenses, which look great on all hair colors and skin tones. (Seriously, they look good on everybody.)

5. Oversized Shapes

Oversized Sunglasses

SW Round Style #4791

Whether round, shield, or geometric, funky oversized shapes are making a statement this summer! We’re big fans of these retro round-shaped sunglasses. The keyhole bridge, which seems to be all the rage lately, sets these shades apart.

What’s your favorite summer sunglass trend? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook!

Photo of our #9277s courtesy of Paulie Antiques