As days get warmer and we emerge from our winter lockdown hibernation, it’s the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a new pair of sunnies to keep you on-trend and your peeps protected. So, if you love accessorising and are always looking for ways to revamp your style, keep reading!
A look at the eyewear trends from international brands this year sees a shift from slim & less protective styles to larger, more shielding ones. We’re seeing a return to well-known, forever favourites like aviators, cat-eyes, and other traditional oversized shapes. Each of these styles can be easily integrated into your wardrobe no matter your personal style.
Let’s explore the best new designs worth taking a look at this season.
#1 – Shield Sunglasses
The trend for shield sunglasses, especially those with an oversized and crossover lens design continues into 2021. Last year, celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Lopez favoured this style, and we don’t see the trend dying down anytime soon.
This style is modern, and it provides full-range eye protection, making it indispensable for the best eye care as well as great style.
We love these Moschino sunglasses for keeping us looking chic while protecting our vision from harmful UV rays. With a streamlined design, the look is both edgy and slightly sporty, making it a versatile choice to wear through to Autumn.
A interesting feature of these sunglasses is their wraparound design (not bi-framed), meaning you get seamless coverage from the front and sides, and your eyes won’t be distracted by separating one lens from another. These sunglasses are made to be durable and at Vision Direct, they’re available with a 24-month warranty.
#2 – Oversized Sunglasses
When in doubt, go oversized! Oversized sunglasses are super popular amongst designers right now, and we’re loving Versace’s oversized baby pink sunglasses with exquisite spiral details on the arms. These sunglasses scream “spring ” with their soft pastel frame and light lenses. While totally on-point for 2021, they’re an evergreen pair that’ll reap style dividends for a few seasons to come.
#3 – Aviators
Aviators are a must-have for any eyewear enthusiast. Every season, brands put their own spin on this classic style and this year, there was a trend for aviator sunglasses in vibrant shades of pink or purple.
For 2021, go all out with your style and have fun with these vibrant mirror lens sunglasses by Ray Ban. But if budget is key, you can also get the look for less with these trendy, slightly pentagonal shaped aviator eyeglasses from Smartbuy Collection for less than $30.
Vision Direct can supercharge any pair of glasses or sunglasses as per your prescription, however they can also be enhanced with special features such as polarisation and photochromic lenses.
#4 – Unusual shapes
For those who like to have fun with their look and dare to be different, then this is the category to keep your eye on. We’re loving these Emilio Pucci designer sunglasses that feature distinctive lilac purple and green accents on the frame and mirror brown lenses.
With hypo-allergenic materials, and high sun protection, these sunglasses combine style with substance. This style is available in 3 other shades and with Vision Direct, you’ll also score a 2 year warranty.
#5 – White Frame Sunglasses
First entering the world in the ‘60s, this style comes back to us again and again. We love this look for spring and summer to compliment a lighter wardrobe. This ivory white sunglasses by Balmain with gradient brown lenses and beautiful detailing in gold are spring style approved! (In fact they are all-season approved because of the neutral undertones and the subtle premium detailing on the temples.)
Moreover, this shape will add angles and dimension to the face, so they’re perfect for those with a round or oval face.
If you want to have fun with your style this season and try on any of the sunnglasses seen here from home, check out Vision Direct’s online try-on tool. And, if you’re looking to add a prescription to your shades but can’t remember the details, you can easily retrieve them with the Lens Scanner app too.