TOP SUNGLASS TRENDS OF 2017
With the sun shining bright and the days getting longer, it’s officially sunglass season again. From the classics to this season’s up-and-coming shapes, Spareparts’ style experts have dialled in the hottest 12 sunglass trends of 2017.
Rose gold is going strong and with good cause. Great on girls and guys alike, this universally flattering hue gives off a bit of edge.
Though rose gold shines bright, you can treat it as a neutral. Pair it with anything - even with other metals. A mix of gold and copper, the warm, glowy rose gold hue adds a little bit of luxe to everyday.
These frames work overtime so you don’t have to. They’ll pull double duty - getting down to business with your suit, while playing nicely with your weekend wear. When it comes to dressing up, the need to step it up extends to your eyewear too. Stick with something simple; your suit-up shades should keep you covered in style. A pair of dark sunglasses lends serious edge to your business best.
Style has come full circle. Channel vintage vibes with minimalist round frames. The cool, retro round shape exudes a laid-back feel. At the turn of the 20th century, sunglasses first hit the mass market. The small, circular lenses were worn by eccentrics and intellectuals. They went on to become one of the defining elements of hippie style, with the 60s and 70s seeing a resurgence of the round, notably on John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Today, we’ve reached the third renaissance of the free-spirited round, making them your perfect pair for your summer festival lineup.
There’s more than one way to keep your brow game on point. Clean lines frame your face, giving you a polished, sophisticated look. Adding an update to classic and trendy sunglass styles alike, the brow bar raises the, well… bar on style. Popping up on shades of all shapes from round to bold to rectangle, brow bar shades add an instant upgrade to any outfit.
A classic for a reason. These timeless frames look just as good today as they did decades ago. From military roots to the Hollywood heyday to counterculture revolutions, these sunglasses recall some of history’s most influential eras. Infuse a little old-school cool in a modern way with a pair iconic shades that have endured the test of time.
Fashion meets function. Not only are these attention-grabbing lenses on-trend, they also decrease light transmission, glare, and UV exposure. 2017 is the year to reflect. Iridescent mirror flash lenses add an extra layer of protection between you, the sun, and the general public. With a rainbow of shades available, there’s an eye-masking pair of sunglasses to match any outfit or add some serious punch to an all-black ensemble.
Where the catwalk meets the sidewalk. Straight off the runway, these shades elevate your everyday look to the next level. From the fashion world’s hottest designers, runway-ready sunglasses are a practical way to bring an element of luxury into your everyday. Inspired by iconic high-end labels’ haute couture collections, these sunglasses incorporate design details from runway shows for an on-trend look.
The perfect pair to up your game. High-performance advanced lens technology keeps you covered and increases visibility while you sweat it out. It’s easy to get your head in the game when it’s outfitted with premium shades, engineered to elevate your performance. Clearer vision = less distraction, meaning you can focus 100% on your performance.
Futuristic frames are fit for forward thinkers. Big bold shapes and innovative lenses will keep you ahead of the style wave. Stay ahead of the curve with fashion-forward sunglasses. Positioned to be the next big thing, grab a pair now and you’ll be saying “I had these before they were cool” when everyone else catches up to your avant-garde style.
70s throwback shades make a statement with whimsical geometric shapes, bold colours and free-spirited retro vibes. Tortoiseshells, rounds, and exaggerated shapes all harken back to the disco days of yesteryear. Whether you bust out the bell bottoms or not, these 70s-inspired sunglasses are one of 2017’s hottest sunglass trends.
A little goes a long way when it comes to stylish sunglasses. There’s no need to hide - scaled-down frames put your face front and centre. Small sunglasses give a refined edge to your look. If it feels like your oversized frames are wearing you and not the other way around, it might be time to dial down your frame size. Small frames still make a big impact without swallowing up your face.
Get the best of both worlds. Add dimension with a mix of acetate and metal for a fresh new feel. Let’s get textural. There’s no need to limit yourself to just acetate or metal frames. Mix materials and play with proportions by marrying thin metals and bold acetates for a modern update on classic sunglass styles.