Spring is just around the corner and with it, a big bright sun that will keep your skin bronzed and your eyes squinted. You know what that means: it’s time to shop for sunglasses. But with all the styles out there — oversized, wraparounds, neon frames, and more — it’s hard to tell what is both trendy and flattering to your face.
As any fashionista knows, what started as purely a way to protect our eyes has morphed into a fashion that asserts our individuality and accessorizes our style. That’s why Style.com has a list of the six hottest trends in sunglass fashions.
Aviators mirror the style of the Ray-Ban lenses first produced in the 1930’s and used by pilots to shield their eyes. If you need an aviator icon, just picture Tom Cruise in Top Gun.
Jeweled sunglasses first emerged in the 1950’s, looking like you brightest frames had been attacked by a Bedazzler. Today, they can be as toned down or bright as you like.
Cat eyes or butterflies are the kind of sunglasses that you’d find decorating the eyes of Grace Kelly or Sophia Loren. This retro style is both sophisticated a cool, and are perfect for taking a sunbath by the pool.
Learn more about sunglass styles and fashion tips at Style.com’s Anatomy of a Classic: Sunglasses.