The Year’s Biggest Sunglasses Trends, Right in Time for Summer

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Tiny glasses are so last year! They had their moment, and now it’s time to retire those shades. Lucky for us, sunglasses come in many budget-friendly options, so you can easily be on trend without dipping too much into your piggy-bank.

Of course, if you’re ready to splurge, check out the trends making a splash in 2019. While some shapes might be classic on some of these, the details (like a chain!) and variety make them stand out. In other news, hexagon lenses anyone?

Check out the full line-up and stock up before you hit the beach!

Sunglasses Trend 2019: Retro Cat-EyesDitch the dull black and test out fun shades like lavender or neon green! These are more similar in shape to a wide triangle than the super thin frames (remember, we ditched those).

Picks:
Le Specs x Adam Selman The Last Lolita Cat-Eye Neon Acetate Mirrored Sunglasses
Boohoo Purple Winged Skinny Cat-Eye Sunglasses
Poppy Lissiman Diavolina Neon Green
Miu Miu Narrow Cat-Eye Sunglasses
Topshop Cindy Crystal Slim Sunglasses
Le Specs x Adam Selman The Prowler Cat-Eye Neon Acetate Mirrored Sunglasses
Ganni Lulu Sunglasses
Urban Outfitters Camilla Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Sunglasses Trend 2019: Round and Transparent
Remember the Olsen twins rocking this way back when? Yeah, these babies are back! The shape is a cool throw-back to the 70s, but the transparent overlay keeps things modern. Once again, think loud and round. The translucent shades come in a variety of hues so play around with them and ditch the plain black.

Picks:
Gucci Oversize Round-Frame Gold-Tone Sunglasses
AJ Morgan Round Frame Sunglasses With Blue Tinted Lens
For Art’s Sake Margarita Round-Frame Faux-Pearl Embellished Gold-Tone Sunglasses
Ray-Ban Oval Evolve Sunglasses
Na-kd Colored Round Metal Sunglasses Light Green
Fendi Crystal Embellished Round-Frame Sunglasses
Smoke x Mirrors Driver’s Seat 49mm Sunglasses
Gentle Fendi Copper-Colored Sunglasses
Céline 58mm Round Sunglasses

Sunglasses Trend 2019: Sunglasses With a Chain
The chains not only look cool, but they also provide functionality! This is all about the chain, so you can go full bling or keep it subdued. Remember, you can even purchase the chain separately and attach to your favorite pair of sunglasses!

Picks:
Linda Farrow x Alessandra Rich 2 C1 Oval Sunglasses
Chloé Eyewear Chain
Topshop Chain Round Sunglasses
Urban Outfitters Icon Sunglasses Chain
Stella McCartney Rectangular Sunglasses With Hanging Chain Detail
Urban Outfitters Acetate Sunglasses Chain
Nasty Gal Bead It Glasses Chain
Corinne McCormack Pearls Eyewear Chain

Sunglasses Trend 2019: Hexagon Lenses

Poppy Lissiman Drazic Torti

Welcome the new kid to the block, the hexagon lens. These come in a variety of widths, so you should match it up based on your face shape. If you have more of a round face, stick to a broader hexagon. If you have a long face, you can get away with a narrow shape.

Picks:
Marni Cat-Eye Two-Tone Acetate Sunglasses
Poppy Lissiman Drazic Torti
Na-kd Octagon Frame Sunglasses Black/Gold
Chloé Tally 53mm Octagon Sunglasses
Oliver Peoples x The Row LA CC Sunglasses
Le Specs La Dolce Vita Octagon Frame Tortoiseshell Acetate Sunglasses
Marni D-Frame Acetate Sunglasses
Chloé Poppy Petite Octagon-Frame Snake-Effect Acetate and Gold-Tone Sunglasses

Sunglasses Trend 2019: Visor Sport Sunglasses

Quay

These can come in some funky, mirrored hues. If you’ve ever been skiing or snowboarding, they’re a fond reminder of goggles.

Picks:
Prada Rainbow ’90s Aviator Sunglasses
Poppy Lissiman Toxic Pop Rainbow
ASOS Design Rimless Wrap Visor Sunglasses
Vintage Myrtle Beach Cycling Sunglasses
Topshop Macy Full-Visor Sunglasses
Oakley Flight Jacket Carbon Sunglasses
Vintage Sportee Shield Sunglasses
Quay Hindsight With Gold Bar Sunglasses