Sunglasses are my favorite accessories. With the right style and shape, they can be flattering for anyone. This season is all about the statement sunglasses; some of the trends are more ridiculous than others. Typically I would say that sunglasses are totally splurge-worthy, but some of these trends aren’t necessarily worth the extra money and there are some that actually should be skipped entirely. Here is my take on this season’s sunglasses trends and how to shop:
- cat eye: There are a variety of cat eye sunglasses, some more extreme than others. If you’re looking for something that will last a few seasons, go with the more subtle look similar to these Illesteva + Zac Posen ($295 at net-a-porter). For a little bit more of that cat eye shape for a reasonable price, I love these Elizabeth and James Lafayette sunglasses ($155 at Nordstrom).
- colorful: Colorful sunglasses can be fun but also easily tired. Stay away from any dramatic colors that can look a bit ridiculous (neon yellow, barbie pink) and anything above the $150-200 price point as you’ll probably get bored of these quickly. I’m currently eyeing these red Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses ($135 at Nordstrom) that are also available in a fun turquoise shade.
- embellished or prints: This can also be another fun trend to sport this season, but I recommend spending no more than $50 as they tend to look cheap and aren’t as versatile or timeless as some other styles. I’m loving these fun polka dot ones from Target ($14.99). Another more colorful option are these Forever 21 wayfarer style sunglasses (only $5.80)!
- round: Similar to cat eyes, these come in extremes. The more subtle stylish glasses tend to be flattering on most (but avoid if you have a round face) and I recommend to steer clear of very round ones entirely as they look a bit childish (Harry Potter?) and silly. I’m going to wear these sunglasses that I actually bought last season ($290 at Neiman Marcus) and now come in a variety of colors. I’m also really digging these Urban Outfitters retro style sunglasses (only $14!)
The trends I recommend staying away from entirely are: translucent frames, white frames, and mirrored lenses. These cross the line into the ridiculous category and why waste the money or a look when there are more flattering trends to embrace?