It’s official: the 90s fashion staple – white sunglasses – are back for 2017. Originally made famous in the heyday of grunge by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, white-rimmed sunglasses have experienced a quiet revival over the past couple of months thanks to all of our favourite fashion influencers.
Worn by everyone from Rihanna to Kendall Jenner so far this season, we’re jumping onboard the white-rimmed sunglasses bandwagon and we think you should join us too.
Make sure you always look relevant for the rest of the year with our top picks of the trend below.
Miu Miu 11OS
A firm favourite when it comes to fashion eyewear, it doesn’t get much better than Miu Miu sunglasses, as the 11OS style proves.
Miu Miu’s 11OS sunglasses have achieved cult status and it’s clear to see why.
With their signature cut-off line at the bottom, these frames are highly distinctive and instantly recognizable, not to mention much-coveted by everyone in the fashion set.
We love how the thick white acetate frames are offset with mustard-yellow arms and signature logo branding.
This mix perfectly encapsulates the brand’s eclectic take on femininity.
For a sleek take on the white sunglasses trend, opt for Guess’ GU7419 shades.
Combining thin, minimal frames with gradient lenses and metallic logo details at the temples, these sunnies are the kind you can wear in the city as much as on beach vacations because they’ll look sophisticated wherever you go.
Incredibly elegant, this style features high-rise temples for a slight cat-eye shape and luxe hardware for extra polish.
Plus, the polycarbonate lenses are classified UV400 for maximum protection – proof that the GU7419 model strikes the perfect balance between fashion and function.
Offering a close take on the look made famous by Kurt Cobain, Tonny’s TS943 sunglasses provide a feminine take on the retro style.
The rounded, oversized frames are accented with shell details at the temples, making these shades the perfect companion to days at the beach.
Elegant and bold, these TS943 sunnies are right on the money when it comes to the white sunglasses trend because the brand only concerns itself with what’s cutting edge and currently in vogue.
However, the label does all this by creating sunglasses that won’t break the bank, making these frames perhaps the easiest, low-budget way to invest in the look.
Salvatore Ferragamo SF831S
Do the white sunglasses trend the Italian way with these Salvatore Ferragamo SF831S shades.
Made in Italy from the finest materials including acetate, metal, and scratch-resistant lenses, this style makes a statement with its white tea-cup frames and metallic gold accents.
Featuring signature Gancini detailing at the temples which continues down the arms, this SF831S model is the fast-track to chic European style.
Make like you’re on the Mediterranean coast when you wear them by wearing them on the sunniest days while you sip espressos in outdoor cafes.
Read our outfit guide for summer ’17 for some ideas of what to pair with your white sunglasses.
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