A brand new year is finally here, and if you’re looking for simple ways to upgrade your wardrobe, turn your attention to women’s eyewear trends in 2019. From ultra-slim cateyes and chic micro shades (see, we told you they’re here to stay) to the 80s-inspired extended rectangle frame, the runways are full of inspiration.
Eyewear styles take on retro cool, and classic silhouettes shape shift into something less familiar to add edge to your outfit. As ever, colour is key, and lens tints get fun and experimental.
Need a style refresh? Here are the ladies sunglasses to obsess over this year…
Cateye Style Microshades
Cateye sunglasses are a favourite for the 1950s crowd. Rockabilly gals and vintage fashion fans have been allover this since the beginning of time. But right now, everyone’s eyes are on the reworked runway version, a style that is so contemporary that it makes every ensemble instantly instagrammable. This is cateye reinvented – and social media can’t get enough.
Super slim cateye frames have graced the catwalks of Alexander Wang, MSGM, Gucci, Balenciaga and more. Here’s our version from the #totallook collection, available in 8 fab colours…
The Sporty Aviator
Remember when seemingly sloppy loungewear became ‘athleisurewear’? Remember when your yoga outfit made the cut for your coffee dates? Or that life changing moment when trainers overtook heels in the footwear game? 2019 is the year for sporty eyewear to shine. When it comes to aviators, don’t just stick with what you know either. Yes, Ray-Bans rule, but so many designer brands have their own interpretations of the aviator frame.
For undisputed retro cool…
For die-hard Ray-Ban fans…
Extended Rectangle Lens
From Prada’s bright colour pop and Mochino’s cartoon pink to super-futuristic at Jeremy Scott, this eyewear trend has taken many forms. Much like the cateye, rectangle framed sunglasses are getting the super slim treatment in 2019. Ditch the square, forget the oversized, and focus your attention on narrow lenses that fit close to the eyes. Be proud of your brows, but keep peepers protected with these stylish frames from Vogue…
If you want a trend that’s shiny and new, go rimless with your shades this season. Rimless sunglasses or barely-there rims are a must-have for your 2019 capsule wardrobe. The key to standing out is to experiment with colours and lens tints. We’re moving away from mirrored and flash lenses in the new year, and transparent hues are the way to win. Shop bold reds like Selena Gomez or find cool blues that are ideal for any weather.
Need inspiration on how to wear? Let the catwalks of Christian Dior, Marni or Furla be your style bible…
Glasses Go Oval
It’s bye bye round, hello oval. So, this is another lens style that has been reshaped by gravity. In 2018, round shades were huge but this year, we’re all about the narrower version. The small, slim oval frame is chicer, and so much more on-trend. Add instant runway wow to any outfit, and celebrate lightweight looks over oversized shades.
Small it may be, but it’s a big statement for those who dare. And if you’re looking to turn heads, check out all the lens colours you could be styling from SS to AW.
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