A new decade is a new opportunity to reinvent ourselves (and our wardrobes). If you’ve been wearing the same pair of jeans since the Millennium, it’s time to say goodbye. And the same goes for accessories like sunglasses. If you’ve sported the same wayfarer style for an epoch, it’s time to switch things up.
Tried and tested styles are great, yes. Timeless eyewear that you know looks good on you is fool-proof, we agree. But sticking with what you know can be boring when you’ve been doing it for too long. In 2020, there are some fantastic sunglasses trends to try out that will make your day-to-day wardrobe less predictable.
Here are 4 of the eyewear trends that you’ll be seeing everywhere, and we’ve handpicked some frames that are sure to turn into modern classics in this decade.
1. Flat Top Sunglasses
Celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian made flat tops the ultimate eyewear choice for strong, bold women. They make a confident style statement and will automatically upgrade your look.
The trend has shown no signs of slowing down either in recent seasons, so watch out for flat top glasses becoming the new staple of 2020. They can be sporty, smart or totally retro. If you love Kim K’s edgy look, steal her style with these Givenchy GV 7117/S sunglasses.
2. Tiny Microshades
The teensy weensy bitsy microshade is small but mighty. Unlike the microbag, which stuck around for all of two seconds, the microshade eyewear look has been able to hold its own. In the fickle world of fashion, where things come and go, tiny sunglasses are here to stay.
As the trends of 2020 unfold, we will see more and more of these miniature frames. But the craze will evolve from rimless and metal rims to retro-looking acetate and plastic.
As seen on Gigi Hadid, colourful lenses will be a thing to covet too. Get the Gigi look with these gorgeous Ray-Ban RB4314N NINA sunglasses (available in 10 colours).
3. Retro Round Shades
We’ve been loving retro round sunglasses for a while now, but 2020 will see them getting even bigger. The more bug-eyed, the more chic – and there’ll be a nice mix of both metal and plastic frame designs to choose from.
Of course, when it comes to 70s inspired, oversized, super glam round shades, Chloe is the first designer that springs to mind. The Chloe ‘Carlina’ sunglasses have become a cult classic, but this year’s designs to fall in love with are the cute Chloe CE2743S ‘Bonnie’ and the youthful Chloe CE3614S sunglasses.
4. Bold White Sunglasses
This year’s big colour for sunglasses has to be bright white. From Dior and Saint Laurent to Stella McCartney and even FENTY by Rihanna, thick white plastic frames are the go-to look.
What’s even more on-trend is the bold white cateye frame, a style that was popular in the 1950s and 60s. Celebs like Beyonce are bringing this back but pairing it with an 80s vibe, and we can’t get enough.
Steal Beyonce’s sunglasses style with the Miu Miu MU 05TS frames, made with wide arms, contrasting monochrome and bold Miu Miu branding. These shades are designed to make you stand out from the crowd, so wallflowers walk away now.
To stay on top of the latest sunglasses trends, keep checking in on the SelectSpecs Fashion & Lifestyle magazine. To see the latest in celebrity eyewear, see our recent post on the BAFTAs 2020: Our Favourite Celebrity Looks.
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