Sunglasses are always an essential summer accessory, year on year. However, 2018 has been a year of new trends, statement shapes and pops of bold colour that have changed the game for both women’s and men’s fashion sunglasses. Whether you like twists on a classic, authentic retro vibes or pastel palettes to match your seasonal attire, we're bringing you everything that’s hot in sunglasses trends this year.
Cat Eye Sunglasses
One of the biggest looks for sunglasses this year are the retro cat eye shapes. Championed by Hollywood elite, such as supermodels Kendal Jenner and Gigi Hadid, as well as superstar singer Rihanna, these sleek sunglasses were also seen on the runways of Prada and Fendi.
Take It Extreme
Cat eye to the extreme, the trend has been seen this year in serious Matrix style. Low, wide-set and particularly angular, the extreme cat eye takes the look to the next level. Usually seen with a jet black, high gloss frame, this trend pairs perfectly with a fire engine red lip and statement outfit.
Round Framed Sunglasses
We’ve seen round-rimmed sunglasses in fashion previously, but this year they’re the blogger style taking over social media. These small, circular frames have been seen on bohemian starlets Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens and are the styles currently sweeping Instagram’s influencer crowd.
Hexagonal Rounded Glasses
A twist on round sunglasses, hexagonal glasses offer an angular and ultimately retro take on the shape. With sharper edges and narrow metal frames, it’s a look that perfectly blends boho with street style.
Pops of Colour
Whether it was the bright orange of House of Holland, the statement turquoise at Marni or a sharp flash of yellow at Prada, colour is key for summer sunglasses, this year. No colour is out of bounds when it comes to this trend and for a fun, playful look, we have the perfect range of palettes to pair with any daytime outfit.
Oversized As Always
Although this season’s looks have been more intricate and minimal in design when compared to previous years, oversized sunglasses continue to remain a key look. Heavy black frames and deep lenses add a powerful sophistication to any outfit.
Women’s sunglasses trends have been key to accessorising this year, but men’s sunglasses have certainly not been forgotten. With new key shapes seen from both designers and the high street, adding a new style or two to your collection is the perfect way to update your summer wardrobe this season.
Round sunglasses are just as huge for men, as for women. Paired with a suave blazer and chinos styled with loafers, these circular glasses complete a smart daytime look.
Blend rounded style sunglasses with a retro tortoiseshell frame and you’ve nailed one of the biggest trends in men’s sunglasses, this year. Whether you opt for an obvious tortoise design or a more abstract version of the warm print, these shades suit every skin tone and style classically with a casual, daytime vibe.
Go for bright pops of colour and style with a casual athleisure look. The colourful lenses trend blends ski wear fashion with summer style, offering a fun alternative to a classic pair of glasses.
Whatever your signature look, there’s a sunglasses trend perfect to pair with your personal style this season. From sleek and sharp to fun and playful, Afterparty ensures to bring you the best in on-trend, stylish sunglasses for men and women online.