The sunglasses trends for 2017 are making a huge statement when it comes to design. Bland sunglasses that allow you to melt into the crowd are a thing of the past. Oversized and embellished sunglasses were seen on the Gucci and Valentino SS17 runways. This trend makes a bold departure from the past. These trends are also taking inspiration from iconic moments with updated vintage-style frames. One of these eyewear trends will bring a whole new look to your style, without blowing your budget on a whole new wardrobe for winter.

Technicolor Life: Tinted Frames

Tinted frames are one of the biggest trends at the moment. These were seen across the Spring/ Summer 17 runways from New York to Milan. Tinted frames are classic cool, and they offer a modern take on a very vintage look. Rounded frames with brown coloured lenses will channel your inner rockstar. Or you might pursue a more futuristic look with slanted blue frames combined with a tinted lens. Celine uses this look to give a futuristic feel to their structured clothing and design. Sunglasses like these give the much-needed edge to an otherwise bland style. The key is to be wild and experiment with different looks. Sunglasses are an easy way to change up your look without having to change your entire wardrobe.

Of course, if you want to be a trendsetter, follow in the shoes (or sunglasses) of Fendi. These frames are not only tinted but embellished as well. This look is not for the faint-hearted and is best reserved for those who are confident with fashion-forward style. Pair sunglasses like these with a ponytail and dark lipstick for a look that will carry you through the winter blues.

Tinted frames do not have to be wild if you prefer a more subdued look. As you can see with these frames from Prada, the look can also be quite sleek and sophisticated. They will add dimension to your look by offering more than a classic sunglass shape and frame. These are sexy and seductive without being over the top in their design.

Studs and Structure: Embellished Design

Embellished sunglasses are having a moment in the spotlight. Check out these crystal-studded frames seen in Gucci’s SS17 runway show. This fun and sassy style works for women of all ages due to its timeless appeal and kitschy attitude. All you need is to add a headscarf and oversized earrings for an even wilder look. Gucci’s style is eclectic and mysterious- perfect for the girl who likes to keep people guessing.

Roberto Cavalli’s peachy version seen here are a little more avant-garde than your usual embellished sunglasses due to the exaggerated triangle frames and studded sides.Runway sunglasses are the perfect inspiration for finding a style you want to rock in real life.

If you want a more subdued pair of sunglasses, then Ferragamo’s style is perfect. This pair is unique without being too ostentatious. Frames in interesting shapes like these add variety but remain classic due to their colour. The gold latticework adds a feel of understated luxury to the sunglasses. Working women wanting to update their winter wardrobe may find this pair an appealing option and perfect for finishing off a neat blazer.

Fly By Style: The Aviator

The Aviator is a classic style that never falls out of fashion. The key to wearing a modern version of this look is found in the shape. Dries Van Noten does an incredible job representing today’s Aviator. The rounded tan frames contrast with dark black lenses to make a bold statement perfectly in line with the brand’s identity. This look is perfect for both trendsetters and people who favour simpler styles.You can never go wrong with Aviators because they will never go out style.

Of course, you can always merge two trends as seen here at Versace: rose-tinted Aviators. A look like this is extremely cool, you will lead the trends with sunglasses like these. Plus, sporty glasses are perfect for a winter day at the beach.

The key to embracing trendy styles is to not be afraid when it comes to buying your new sunglasses. They are easy accessories that can mix and match to fit whatever mood and style you want to project.


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