Check out these new sunglasses trends inspired by hot celebrity looks.
Animal print cat-eye
As seen on models-of-the-moment Kate Moss and Miranda Kerr, cat-eye shaped animal print sunglasses are a big hit this season. Kate and Miranda have both been spotted in leopard-print frames with narrow arms and a dark lens tint. For this look, the key is to keep hair and makeup minimal to avoid looking overdone. Kate wears hers with her hair pulled back in a neat bun with bare skin and makeup. Miranda wears hers with hair loose and unstyled with a center parting to keep all the attention on her daring eye wear.
Round and colored
A whole host of celebrities have been seen wearing a pair of bold round acetate sunglasses, with brightly colored frames ruling the trend. Cara Delivigne wears over sized yellow sunglasses with a thin metal bar across the bridge. These are certainly not for the the faint hearted as yellow frames can be a tricky style to pull off. Gwen Stefani favors electric blue round sunglasses with a dark tint. For this look, she keeps her clothes simple with a black t-shirt and blazer to focus the attention on her eye wear. As for hair and makeup, keep hair simple and make up to a minimum. However, these are fun frames, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t play with bright colored lipstick like Gwen’s dark red.
For a subtler take on this style, try choosing a pair of round sunglasses in a transparent bright color. Salma Hayek has been spotted in over sized, transparent lilac frames with a pretty rose tint.These are a great way to make a slow transition into the over sized, round frame trend.
Browline sunglasses are a great unisex trend popular among celebrities such as Robert Pattinson and Justin Bieber. This is a retro style with acetate browline in classic shades of tortoiseshell or black. Unlike the round or cat-eye sunglasses, this is an easy style to pull off and can add a cool retro twist to any outfit. For a fun version of this style, try choosing a pair with a colored browline, such as these Romeo and Juliet RJ56 frames with purple leopard-print frames. Add a dark tint for your perfect pair of prescription sunglasses.
Popular among top celebrities such as Britney Spears and Victoria Beckham, butterfly sunglasses feature a symmetrical shape with over sized lenses and cross-over bridge. This style is set to become a new classic and offers an elegant, minimal design ideal for everyday wear. These Podium ‘Zachary’ glasses would be a great way to follow the trend. Wear as prescription glasses or add a dark tint for subtle, stylish metal sunglasses. This style can be worn with any outfit and hair and makeup because the narrow metal frame is more subtle than some acetate designs.
Use this simple guide to choose your next pair of stylish sunglasses. Take inspiration from celebrity favorites to ensure your sunglasses are on-trend and suit your individual style.
Victoria blogs about fashion trends for glasses retailer, DirectSight.co.uk