Now that spring has officially sprung, there’s no better time to invest in the best sunglasses for this season and beyond. Whilst it may be tempting to scrimp on the accessory, it would be a false economy.
You want to look for good quality, hard-waring 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 next to nothing.
Sunglasses trends 2022
While some key styles will never go out of style, including cat eye and aviator sunglasses, there’s no harm in dabbling in trends for the new season.
You might argue that oversized frames never went anywhere, and you’d be right. But for SS22, they’re going even more XXL. Think square frames, 70s style gradient lenses and a whole lot of drama.
Bright pops of colour are one of the biggest summer trends we’ve seen on the catwalk, and it applies to accessories too. As we embrace having fun with fashion again, we’re looking for frames in sorbet hues and bold colours.
For the more casual customers, sporty frames are the trend to back this summer. Think futuristic shapes, mirrored lenses and minimal frames.
Finally, you can’t have missed everyone’s obsession with Y2K fashion. The 00s are undoubtedly back, and when it comes to sunglasses, that means frameless styles with colourful lenses made popular by Britney, Christina and the gang.
How to choose sunglasses
It’s always worth going to a specialist if you’re serious about investing in a good pair of shades because they will be able to advise you on the best frames to suit your face shape. This service is available in most opticians and department stores.
One key thing is to make sure of the UV protection, as if they don’t protect you against UVB and UVA then they’re essentially just a fashion accessory. Look for 100% protection to protect your eyes.