A Guide to this Season's Hottest Sunglasses
If there's anything I learned from looking at street style photos from the last fashion month, it's that killer accessories can turn anything into a killer look. My favorite accessory at the moment is a pair of unique sunglasses, and this season offers a ton of options, from colored lenses to funky silhouettes. Take a look at the hottest sunglasses this season and where you can get them.
Perhaps the most interesting trend to surface recently is the rise of tiny sunglasses, heavily inspired by the late 90s/early 2000s. These Matrix-like sunglasses have appeared on a ton of celebrities, including Rihanna, Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and more. Even Kanye West is a fan. It's no surprise that the trend seemed to have originated from Balenciaga's Fall/Summer '17 show; after all, Demna Gvasalia is no stranger to turning memes into actual trends. Since then, many other high-end labels have joined Balenciaga in producing tiny sunglasses, including Prada, Prabal Gurung, and Miu Miu. A multitude of more affordable shops have jumped on the bandwagon too, including Forever 21 and ASOS.
Sunglasses with colored lenses have been popular for a while now, and the trend shows no sign of fading. Countless high-end designers and fast fashion brands alike sell them in a variety of colors and silhouettes, so you're guaranteed to find a pair you like. The cheapest place to buy them is Aliexpress, where you can find endless options for just a few dollars. However, if you don't want to wait a few weeks for the items to arrive and are willing to spend a little more, then you can find colored sunglasses at Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, and Zara. If you're looking to splurge, then you'll want to check out the wide range of options at Opening Ceremony.
Oversized Embellished Sunglasses
Though tiny sunglasses are having a moment, oversized sunglasses are still relevant. Consistent with the maximalism trend that has become increasingly popular, large embellished sunglasses have been popping up a lot lately. My personal favorite pair are the pink square-framed Gucci sunglasses that are decorated with crystals, but at $1380, they're way out of my price range. Some more affordable alternatives are this pair from ASOS (bonus: they're on sale!) and these ones from Steve Madden. However, if you're dead set on getting a pair that look like the Gucci frames but don't want to pay the high price, Aliexpress offers a dupe for $6.77 here.
Flamin' Hot Silhouettes
One of my favorite pairs of sunglasses I've seen recently is this pair of JZhong meteor sunglasses. Even Rihanna was spotted wearing them, which basically confirms that they're cool. Also, at $60 a pair, they're certainly not the most expensive look on the market. While they're currently sold out on JZhong's website, you can follow their Instagram to find out when they'll be restocking them. A similar pair are these Planet-I frames that have been spotted on rapper Rich Brian. While they're not exactly the most practical, they definitely make for a good Instagram pic.
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