Trend Report: Summer Eyewear

The beauty of a new pair of sunglasses lies in its ability to update your look and inspire new confidence in an instant. Find the perfect pair for warmer months ahead with our round-up of ruling eyewear trends.

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Fresh Flight Path

It’s been 70 years since aviator eyewear was introduced to the world as an accessory for military pilots. While the classic style has since evolved into a timeless closet mainstay, this summer we’re seeing the silhouette enjoy an unprecedented renaissance of fresh updates – from colored lenses to metallic rims, unexpected accents, and beyond.
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Go Big or Go Home

Take inspiration from fashion icon Jackie O’s love for extra-large sunglasses and supersize your frames this season — they make the perfect accompaniment for off-duty looks, and for days when you need a little extra armor. While silhouettes vary, note the influx of perennial cat-eye shapes — these work wonders for defining cheekbones.
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The Age of Transparency

See-through acetate sunglasses are having a major moment. The trend splits into two camps: First, there are colorless or neutral-tinged frames that work perfectly with clean, minimalist, and understated style personalities. Then, there are bright, pastel, and ombré variations that speak to vibrant, maximalist tastes. Take your pick.
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Fair and Square 

Fashion’s love of geometry and symmetry continues into the eyewear arena with the rise of angular frames. Characterized by straight lines and defined corners, the summer lines see a range of sizes and variations, from the thin and rectangular to the thick and square. The result adds a sharp, polished edge to every daily ensemble.  
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