It’s believed that Elton John owns the largest sunglass collection in the world. While we love our frames just as much as the pop king, we believe just a few of the most popular sunglasses is enough to complete your wardrobe.
Read on to learn more about the hottest looks for this season and to find out which sunglasses are right for your face shape.
What to Look for In Sunglasses
It feels like love at first sight when you find the right pair of sunglasses for your face. However, there are a few extra things to consider when shopping for the right shades.
Always look for sunglasses with 100 percent UV protection. Choose glasses with a comfortable nose arch and when possible choose glasses that come with a warranty.
There is a wide range of styles for sunglasses, and while trends may come and go it’s best to choose glasses that compliment your face and eye shape.
The right pair of sunglasses can be slimming to the face and can dress up or down any outfit you pair them with.
Aviator is one of the most widely popular sunglass styles. Named for their popularity among airplane pilots, these glasses are often favorites among celebrities.
While aviators look great on everyone, they favor those with a diamond-shaped face and women with long or shoulder-length hair.
Some iconic styles can stand the test of time. Cat eye glasses are the perfect way to throw some retro feline flair into any outfit.
This sunglass look works for both fuller and more oval face shapes and can be pulled off in a variety of vivid colors and patterns.
A classic look that fits into any sunglass collection, oval glasses have always been popular. It’s likely that their popularity comes from the fact that they work on almost every face shape and can easily be worn with everything from a suit to jeans and a t-shirt.
Our Top Picks for Popular Sunglasses
Every year designers wow us with sleek and sophisticated sunglass styles that rock the runways and the tabloids. Not sure which to add to your summer wardrobe? Here are our top ten pics for the best sunglasses on the market.
White Framed Cat Eyes
How do you make a retro look even more retro? You keep them in all white. Emma Roberts turned heads in a white on white ensemble paired perfectly with white cat-eyed frames.
Since then, it seems that the look will be popping up in vacation destinations around the globe this summer.
Sunglasses With Flair
We love when sunglasses give some extra personality, and those with additional embellishments really do the trick. Whether it’s through bold diamond shapes or delicate flowers, these sunglasses seem to pop out at you.
We love Olivia Palermo’s bold and colorful take on this eclectic look.
Keeping it At the Brow
When it comes to trend watching, Kylie Jenner is the style maven that seems ahead of every look. One look we’re on board with is her take on geometric browline sunglasses.
Not only is the style flattering to the face, but it’s corky design works well with Jenner’s eye-catching hair and style
Italiano Cat Eye
The Cat Eye look was an original staple of the stylish women walking the streets of Rome with the perfect pin skirts and dark shades. We are so thankful this look has returned and we hope it’s here to stay.
Thick, black and with the right arch, even Victoria Secret Angel Miranda Kerr is loving this look.
Keep your eyes hidden while throwing the right amount of shade in reflective glasses. Mirrored sunglasses are back, and these styles are far from the Miami Vice look you may have grown up with.
Just check out Olivia Palermo’s take on the trend. The actress and model has been seen pairing the reflective shades with everything from jeans to cocktail dresses.
Round and Bold
For this trend, we’re going to take a look back to the 70’s when round and groovy were the only way to wear your shades. Today they are making a major come back and have been spotted during fashion week and on celebs like Rita Ora.
Some things are infamously cool, and aviator shades are one of them. However, the shades are following a new trend, with celebs and models favoring their lighter tones and rose gold frames.
Switching out the darker shades for something a little more glam? We’re all for it.
Bubble Gum Shop
Hello Spice Girls. Venture back to your childhood with bright and bold colored shades that come in vibrant tones and shapes. From heart-shaped frames to baby pink rims, this look is the perfect way to throw a little sugar into your summer wardrobe.
Don’t take our word for it, check out real-life Barbie Paris Hilton who rocks the look on a regular basis.
Square frames are slick, stylish and scream confidence. Not only are these frames one of our favorite modern living trends, but they also protect more of the face than traditional round frames.
Even celebrity mom Kris Jenner has been found sporting the look while out and about with her girls.
Large and In Charge
Even the most petite faces can choose a look that turns heads. We love how these large, bold frames demand attention and can bring fierceness to even the most petite frames.
Nicole Richie is the perfect example of killer style in a small package, with large round frames that give her look its signature edge.
Staying On Top of the Hottest Trends
Choosing from the most popular sunglasses on the market is just one way to perfectly accessorize and upgrade any look. Remember, it’s the little details of an outfit that can really make or break it.
Looking for more ways to live it up this summer? Check out our top picks for your unforgettable trip to South Beach.