It’s official: Glitter isn’t just for fairies, pride parades, birthday parties or music festivals. This year, sunglasses and accessories take centre stage in the fashion game, with an added touch of sparkle.
Sunglasses are bringing ‘avant garde’ to a whole new level of experimentation. The theme for SS17 is rather animated to say the least; with the big getting bigger, bold getting bolder, and brights getting even brighter.
From seriously funky aviators and futuristic visors to oversized sunglasses and weird, wacky silhouettes (such as hexagonal or octagonal lenses), there are so many new styles to play with in your 2017 wardrobe. Think geo shapes and sharp angles, retro revivals and vintage throwbacks, plus unique prints and patterns. Eyewear designers have certainly been busy.
Another big trend to embrace at the moment is the embellished frame; there’s something so chic about adding gems, stones and studs to spice up a design.
The perfect embellishment for those who love just a hint of sparkle. With the approval of some of the biggest high end labels from Prada, Miu Miu, to Dolce & Gabbana, glitter promises to be sophisticated this year.
Don’t be fooled by its previous reputation as festive tat. It’s no longer festive, but simply fabulous!
Love glitter? Here are the top 5 glitter sunglasses for SS17:
1) JIMMY CHOO GLINT/S
These fab frames from Jimmy Choo combine the glamorous twinkle of glitter with a muted frame colour for a refined look.
Who said glitter can’t be grown up? These shades are fun but understated, & flirty but polished. You can wear them for just about any occasion.
They’re chic enough to be styled for a formal affair, yet edgy enough to wear to a music festival. Plus the oversized lens will give them instant Hollywood glam. There are 4 on trend colours to choose from, and all frames feature visible golden Jimmy Choo branding on the arms.
2) JIMMY CHOO GLAM/S
If you love this season’s round sunglasses, these Jimmy Choo Glam frames are the perfect pair to add to your 2017 style repertoire.
Glitter glasses should be in every woman’s sartorial arsenal because they add instant glam and sparkle to any outfit. Round lenses are adored by celebs, bloggers and supermodels; from the Hadids and the Jenners to Beyonce. Round lenses are all the rage right now.
Combine SS17’s glitter craze with round lenses for a seriously fashion forward look. There are 4 colours to choose from and as with all Jimmy Choo eyewear, a designer glasses case and cleaning cloth are included with purchase.
3) Dolce & Gabbana DG6105
These Dolce & Gabbana DG6105 sunglasses are available in 4 different glitter designs, each as bold and beautiful as the other.
If you’re a glitter bug and proud, these designer shades are the perfect accessory for all of your summer adventures. From your Glasto wardrobe, Coachella vibes to the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan, these glittery sunglasses will take you everywhere.
Made for those who love to stand out from the crowd.
4) Miu Miu MU 01RS
Glitz, glam, & a touch of feminine. These Miu Miu shades are a dreamy & futuristic combination.
The peach colour is ultra flattering for all skin types, adding a beautiful glow to warm, cool or neutral skin tones. An interesting mix of metal and plastic creates a really cute hybrid for spring.
Combining a retro silhouette with contemporary design, these designer frames are timeless yet modern simultaneously.
The oversized lenses ooze old school glamour whilst the deconstructed frame front brings the accessory right up to date with the latest catwalk styles. With a flourish of pretty glitter layered seductively behind the lenses, it’s given the glitter trend a seriously sophisticated edge.
5) JIMMY CHOO GOTHA/S
Another hot design from Jimmy Choo, these Gotha/S sunglasses are a must-have for anyone who appreciates design elements from past decades. The half frame front and gold metal detailing emulates the charm of art deco, whilst the round silhouette takes us to the music legends of the 70s. Whatever your vibe, these shades are made for turning heads.
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