Listen up, stylistas of the sunglasses world! We have a brand new trend for 2016 and we’re totally inspired by this catwalk look! We can’t believe we’re saying this but it might be time to set those trusty metal Ray-Ban’s aside for the summer *gasp* and make way for a brand new style of pilot shades.
Cue the oversized aviator or the retro aviator – this look is too hot to ignore and we’ve got a whole bunch of lovely treats for you at varying price ranges. From Tommy Hilfiger and Tom Ford to affordable frames from the POLA by OPAL collection, we’ve got the retro aviator nailed for spring / summer.
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If you’re a fan of the classic Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses, these retro style frames will be right up your street. They offer exaggerated pilot style so think full rim plastic, chunky frames and thick top bar and nose bridge. These oversized aviator sunglasses are all the rage for SS16 and here are some of our top picks, available to buy online right now!
Celine CL 41377/S Aviators
These sunglasses are totally hot! The oversized design will suit most face shapes and the one lens visor style will add a cool retro edge to any outfit. Perfect for holidays, festivals, events or just stepping out to the shops this summer. Get the Celine CL 41377/S Aviators online at Select Specs and choose from 3 stylish colours.
Tommy Hilfiger Aviators
These Tommys are designed for men but they are also suitable for women if you have a wider face or need a larger lens size (eg: there are lots of women who shop for the ‘Large’ Ray Ban aviator because the ‘Small’ and ‘Regular’ do not fit).
Featuring a classic red, white and blue plastic full rim and super thick nose bridge, these boyish frames are kinda too cool for words. Get the Tommy Hilfiger TH 1316/S sunglasses now, available in 4 funky designs!
Michael Kors MK5011 CLEMENTINE I
If you love metallics then these rose gold beauties are right on point. Also available in Satin Gold, Satin Silver, Black Soft Touch and White Soft Touch, you’ll have so much choice when it comes to getting the right hues to suit your skin tone.
If you’re looking to stand out this summer, you certainly will with the Michael Kors MK5011 CLEMENTINE I aviator sunglasses from Select Specs.
Ray Ban RB3025JM FULL COLOR Aviators
Okay, so you’re a die hard Ray-Ban fan. You almost had an aneurysm when we told you to set your trusted Bans aside for the summer. If this is you, not to fear. You can still hit up this trend with the new style Ray-Ban aviators.
These gorgeous shades are the FULL COLOR Ray Ban design and you can choose from 7 awesome prints / patterns, including this funky army camo frame. Browse our Ray-Ban RB3025JM FULL COLOR Aviators online now to see more.
POLA by OPAL POIS045 Aviators
There are two things we really love about these glasses from the POLA range. They’re simple. And they’re affordable.
If you’re in town for some budget shades that still tick all of the boxes, these POLA by OPAL POIS045 aviator sunglasses for under £40 are just the ticket. They feature a classic all-black look, giving you so much versatility season after season.
Tom Ford FT0443 Aviators
Did somebody say “70s”? These shades are very Don Cheadle-esque and teamed with some funky boho prints and big 70s hair (think Farrah Fawcett), you’ll be a chic catwalk throwback.
These Tom Ford FT0443 shades are a quick way of transforming any outfit to give it a fun retro twist. The Havana / Brown colourway is oh so vintage and these frames will have such a timeless appeal for years to come.
Feeling inspired? Check out the winged sunglasses trend here too.