Fast forward to AW17. One of the biggest trends in eyewear over the coming months is a new style that combines the transparency of prescription eyewear and sun-blocking technology of UV protective glasses.
The result? A chic creation of sunnies that feature clear or soft coloured lenses to ensure your eyes are on full display.
Mirrored & flash lenses dominated the market for many seasons, but 2017 is all about crystal clear shades that reveal all.
This new style is already making a debut in our current spring collection, but come Autumn/Winter it’s set to be everywhere.
From the likes of Gucci, Prada, Miu Miu, Versace, Chloe and Anna Sui, the latest catwalks have all made room for this hot new eyewear trend.
Whether you like it minimalistic, futuristic or retro, there’s a style for everyone. Here are some of the designer sunglasses with clear or gradient lenses that are red hot right now.
Fabulous clear lens sunglasses from Versace that feature chunky full rim frames with iconic coin detailed temples – seriously retro.
Lenses are transparent with a slight brown gradient from the top. A very stylish combo with beautiful nude hues to complement any skin tone.
If you love clear lens sunnies, make sure you check out the Chloe eyewear collection at Select Specs.
The last few seasons have been dedicated to retro and 60s / 70s inspired designs.
This oversized Chloe CE114S frame is the perfect hybrid of classic chic and contemporary while transparent in colour.
A design that brings together soft see-through peach with barely there hues on the frame – extremely elegant whilst trendy.
Carrera MASTER 1
These Carrera MASTER 1 sunglasses take the clear lens look to the extreme.
With complete UV400 protection, these high tech lenses deliver the same performance as other Carrera sunglasses, but look stylishly transparent for an everyday look.
Designed for men but also suitable for women (please check measurements).
Miu Miu MU 01RS
If you prefer lenses with a touch of colour, opt for a soft gradient like these Miu Miu MU 01RS sunglasses.
Featuring a funky deconstructed design, the lenses have a soft grey gradient & translucent appearance. They sit atop the frame to reveal grey glitter embellishments adorning the front. A fun take on the clear lens trend for sunglasses.
Vera Wang Luxe MIELA
Combining metallic detailing, an edgy top bar, contemporary silhouette and gradient lenses.
These sunglasses from Vera Wang are a fashion forward choice for anyone who loves their accessories to stand out. Add instant glam to any outfit – these frames are perfect for all year round.
Giorgio Armani AR6044J
Totally hipster and gorgeously unique, these Giorgio Armani sunglasses come with a choice of 4 different lens colours, including a transparent lens like this one below.
Ooze vintage style and give your wardrobe an androgynous makeover in these ultra-chic specs with UV protection. A part of the men’s eyewear collection but can be worn by women too.
Oversized shades for instant glam on any outfit.
Full of femininity, the earth brown / taupe colour way adds warmth to the face.
The large lenses are transparent with a very soft tint, drawing attention to your eyes. A must-have for SS17 as well as AW17.
Marc Jacobs MJ 624/S
Say hello to the new age aviator.
A half rim frame design creates a subtle look suitable for a male or female wardrobe. Ultra thin metal temples provide lightweight comfort all day long.
The top bar feature adds a sporty edge to your look, and the clear lenses bring your outfit right up to date. If you love aviator sunglasses, these are a must!
Another must-have style from the current Chloe collection.
These pretty frames feature a caramel frame design, combined with contemporary wire detailing for a an on-trend look. Finished off with some oversized transparent lenses, they’re an ode to the 1970s.
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