The Biggest Eyewear Trends to Look Out for in 2018

2018 EYEWEAR trends

The report is in fashion fans. Here are some of the biggest trends to look out for in the world of eyewear over the course of the coming season. Get prepped for SS18 with these catwalk inspired looks…

Tinted Lenses

Mirrored lenses have dominated 2017 and whilst they still continue to be hot over the next year, the trend will need to make room for tinted sunglasses.

From cool blues and funky violet to sunflower yellow and pinkish reds, there are so many ways of expressing yourself with the fabulous tints. Guaranteed, you’ll still get the same UV400 protection but your pretty peepers will be on show so don’t skip the mascara.

Tinted sunglasses SS18 transparent

Miu Miu MU 08SS


Futuristic Shades

Things have turned a little bit sci-fi for 2018 and we’re seeing everything from big reflective shields to space mission visors. One thing’s for sure, you won’t be blending into the background when you get your hands on a pair of these bad boys.

For the style confident, this is what you’ve been waiting for. Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel space shuttle-themed runway set the tone for the fashion industry and now everyone from Céline and Marc Jacobs to Michael Kors is following suit.

futuristic sunglasses trend 2018



Micro Sunglasses 

First, we have the microbag – and now we’re going to make way for micro sunglasses! In a world where everything is going miniature, it makes sense to downsize our lenses too. The shades of 2018 are super narrow and Matrix style (yes, think Keanu Reeves). If your specs resemble suntanning goggles then you’re probably on the right track!

Retro Minimalism 

We all love retro. And we all love minimal. So now let’s marry the two and create the perfect fashion lovechild!

Retro minimalism is set to be the key look in 2018 for prescription eyewear. Which is great news for four-eyed fashionistas who enjoy a bit of vintage-inspired styling every now and again. If you’re a fifties fox or a sixties siren, but still love to keep things simple and sophis, this eyewear trend your name written all over it.

retro minimalism eyewear ss18

Marc Jacobs MARC 12


Thin Wire Specs

Lightweight metal is so chic right now. The thinner the better, which is good news for comfort. Some of the big names that have converted to slimline for SS18 include Dior, Prada, Vera Wang, Rodenstock, Chloe, Ray-Ban and more.

For super cool metal detailing and beautiful gold finishes, we can’t get enough of the stunning ‘Signature’ Ashworth frames from Hardy Amies. They’re limited edition and are so easy to wear with your everyday wardrobe.

Thin metal sunglasses SS18

Hardy Amies SIGNATURE ASHWORTH Limited Edition


We report on the latest style trends as seen on the catwalks. For more designer eyewear inspiration, head over to our recent blog, ‘Dior SS18 at Parish Fashion Week Autumn ’17‘.

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