5 New Sunglasses Styles You Need for SS16

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Classic styles such as aviators and wayfarers never go out of fashion, but if you really want to up your style stakes this season, you better have at least one pair of alternative sunglasses handy.  Why?  Well this season the hottest sunglasses are a little out of the ordinary and make a real statement. We’re taking quirky and unexpected designs straight off the catwalk that every cool girl and fashionista will be wearing as soon as the sun comes out.

If you want to update your wardrobe for the spring/summer season, sunglasses are the easiest way to get an instant fashion-forward makeover. And with sunnier weather on the horizon, now is the perfect time to switch up your style.

So, which styles should you look out for? Here are some of the hottest new sunglasses styles for 2016.

Geometric Shapes

Miu Miu MU06OS sunglasses

Forget round or square frames; if you want to be on-trend this season, you’ll need to think outside of the box when it comes to shape. Geometric sunglasses are the hottest look to be seen in and will add a quirky look to your spring wardrobe.

Shape up your sunglasses collected with a cool new pair such as the pentagonal Miu Miu MU11NS sunglasses or choose the Miu Miu MU06OS sunglasses (above) with their fabulous five-sided frames.

The Updated Cat Eye

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Yes, we know…cat eye sunglasses are nothing new. This gorgeous retro style has been around for decades and is perfect for adding a touch of glamour to an everyday outfit. However, there’s a new cat eye on the block. Modern designs feature a more futuristic shape and unique design details such as cut outs and metal embellishments.

For a fresh new look this spring, get your hands on a pair of new cat eye sunglasses such as the Fendi FF0136/S shades. These beauties are finished in a contemporary tortoiseshell and white finish and are perfect for nailing this new trend.

Crystal Clear Shades

Emporio Armani EA4054 Bored of your usual black shades? Well listen up…clear frames are having a fashion moment right now. This alternative transparent style offers a light and fresh new alternative to dark frames that’s easy to wear and perfect for the spring/summer season.

We love the on-trend Emporio Armani EA4054 shades, which feature cool crystal clear frames and mirrored lenses for a contemporary look.

All About that Bridge

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One of the biggest trends of the season brings focus to the humble sunglasses bridge. New styles combine cool aviator-inspired shapes with a statement bridge for a contemporary look that’s so 2016. These sunglasses are a celebrity favourite and has been spotted on everyone from Olivia Palmero to Kylie Jenner.

If you love this look, you can get it with the Prada 09QS sunglasses, the Tom Ford FT0383 shades or, one of our favourite designs, the Dior DIORREFLECTED sunglasses. In fact, the Dior Reflected range is one of the most sought-after styles for SS16 so get in there before the crowd.

The Frame-Free Trend

Fendi FF0040/S sunglasses

Last but not least…along with contemporary cat eyes and clear frames, there’s another new trend that’s emerging this season; the hottest new look is frameless shades. This new style takes thing back to basics with a pared-back design that’s retro-inspired yet futuristic.

Get the look with the unique Giorgio Armani AR6028 sunglasses or mix up your style with the Fendi 0040/S sunglasses, featured above. Check out those amazing mirrored lenses and zig-zag arms!

So which of these looks will you be rocking for SS16? Let us know your favourite new style in the comments below.

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