Trend Alert: Round Aviator Sunglasses

Round aviator sunglasses trend 2016

Summer is almost here, and a new season is the perfect time to update your style. From clothing to eyewear, summer trends are a great way to bring a new lease of life to your wardrobe. So what sunglasses should you be wearing for SS16?

Aviator shades have been a go-to sunglasses style for years; they add an instantly cool edge to an outfit and they go with everything. But now, there’s a new style of aviator on the scene. Say hello to the round aviator – the new style that every celebrity is wearing. Round aviators combine two of the most popular sunglasses styles in one. They feature all the elements of a classic aviator shade but with a new rounded frame, which are so hot right now.

If you love the sound of this new hybrid style, let’s take a look at some of the best round aviator shades, and which celebs are wearing them.

Bold Black Aviators

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No matter what season we’re talking about, black is the most chic colour around and it never goes out of style. It’s also a celebrity favourite. We’ve noticed a trend for round aviator sunglasses with thick black frames which gives them a bold and contemporary look.

As you can see, style icon Selena Gomez has been wearing them on her recent trip to Calgary. Featuring round lenses and an all-black finish, her shades have a rock-chick vibe, especially when paired with a Guns ‘n’ Roses tee.

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We’ve also spotted this style on model Bell Hadid, who teamed her on-trend black aviator shades with a matching black ensemble.

Round aviator shades in black are a great way to wear the trend, but will look great all year round. Get the look with the Revo Kingston RE1009 sunglasses. These stylish shades feature black acetate frames with a metal browbar detail and blue lenses.

Revo Kingston - RE1009 sunglasses

Round Metal Aviators


Aviator sunglasses are traditionally made from metal, and this next style of round aviator shades are the closest to the original. Round metal aviator sunglasses have a strong nineties vibes, but they’ve been brought bang up to date for 2016.

Fashionistas are loving this style of sunglasses for SS16. Poppy Delevingne worked the round aviator trend recently, when she shared this stylish black and white snap with her Instagram followers. Her round shades have a retro-inspired John Lennon feel, but features aviator brow detail for a contemporary finish.

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YouTube star Tanya Burr also tried this trend on for size when she attended Coachella this summer. Her gold-framed round metal aviators were the perfect addition to her festival style and looked great with her classic denim-cut offs.

If you want a new look for SS16, swap your usual aviator shades for a round version such as the Prada Linea PS 54RS sunglasses. These cool shades feature rimless round lenses and simple metal frames and are available in a range of amazing colours.

Prada Linea PS 54RS sunglasses

Modern Mirrored Aviators

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Finally, we have one of the most popular sunglasses styles of the year – the mirrored round aviator. Featuring metal frames and mirrored lenses, these sunglasses have a cool and contemporary look that will update any outfit in an instant.

This style has become a must-have thanks to Dior’s So Real sunglasses which have been worn by Rhianna and Olivia Palermo to name a few. Blogger and fashionista Annabelle Fleur shows how to wear this sunglasses trend for SS16, teaming a pair of round mirrored aviators with a chic coloured skirt and a patterned bag.

To get the round aviator look, check out the Dior Reflected sunglasses from SelectSpecs. Round aviator frames are finished with reflective lenses in a choice of colours.
Dior DIORREFLECTED sunglasses

Will you be rocking the round aviator trend this summer? Let us know your thoughts on this celebrity-favourite sunglasses style in the comments below.

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