5 Sunglasses Trends to Wear this Summer

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Sunglasses – the ultimate summer accessory, also known as one of the only wardrobe heroes that no matter the season or the occasion, they’ll still make a welcome addition to any outfit.

Want to make a statement? Wear sunglasses. Sleep-deprived? Throw on a pair of shades. Headed to the airport? Pop on some sunnies. It’s no wonder why some of your favourite celebrities are fans of a statement pair of sunglasses – will.i.am, Snoop Dogg, Victoria Beckham and the list goes on…

Summer sunglasses
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Whilst nothing beats timeless icons and vintage classics, there are plenty of on-trend frames to choose from this summer 2022.

Y2K Aesthetic

Pop culture’s current obsession with everything Y2K has not only seen the return of oval shades, but we’ve also seen the comeback of rectangular frames thanks to stars like Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and Dua Lipa sporting Balenciaga shades.

kim kardashian sunglasses Y2K aesthetic
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Complete the look with low-rise jeans or a mini skirt to reload Y2K the real way.

Balenciaga sunglasses

Balenciaga – Unisex Havana Black Brown Sunglasses  – £125

Balenciaga sunglasses

Balenciaga – Women’s Black Sunglasses – £125


Retro Revival

From 90s-inspired to 70s-cool, Gen Z has given retro shades a lot of love over the past seasons. Opt for micro-round sunglasses an essential for the festival season or get ready for a trip to the beach in some classic round shades from the likes of Gucci and Tom Ford.


Gucci – Women’s Black Sunglasses – £135
Tom Ford  – Unisex Shiny Black/Smoke Sunglasses – £115
Tom Ford – Men’s Grey/Pink Sunglasses – £115

Cat-Eye Style

Along with the Y2K trend, angular (and iconic) cat-eye sunglasses are definitely having an ‘it’ moment right now. Here are some of our top picks from Tom Ford, Prada and Moncler.

Pair perfectly with a headscarf for an effortlessly chic look.

Prada sunglasses

Prada – Women’s Grey Sunglasses – £275

*Adds to basket*


Tom Ford – Women’s Horn Grace Sunglasses – £89
Moncler – Women’s Shiny Pink  Sunglasses – £75

Classically Cool

You can’t beat a classic – Aviators are a timeless trend and although they were originally curated to help pilots protect their eyes, they have become one of most iconic sunglasses of all time. Ray-Ban’s wayfarer shades will always make the cut as an on-trend accessory. It’s also the safest option, where bone structure is concerned.

Saint Laurent – Unisex Pink Sunglasses – £125
Saint Laurent – Unisex Gold/Grey Sunglasses – £149
Ray-Ban – Unisex Black Sunglasses – £109


Bigger and Better

Say goodbye to micro shades and hello to oversized. Let’s take it back to the 70s, the decade that never goes out of style. Gucci’s oversized sunglasses are a natural showstopper and a more feminine style of the sunglasses range. This summer, size matters…

Gucci – Women’s Pink Sunglasses – £189
Gucci – Women’s Black/Gold Sunglasses – £179


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Words by Patience Ssebuwufu