Sunglasses Trends: What to Wear Spring-Summer 2016

Sunglasses protect our eyes, but they also make us look cool. Here are some of the top sunglass trends for spring-summer 2016.

John Lennon Style

john lennon sunglasses

John Lennon style round sunglasses are doing very well. Of course, ancestor analogies, which were made solely of nickel, are now rare. Modern designers have introduced many patterns of round sunglasses. You will find colored, classic frame, colorful lens and designs that are totally frame free. Moreover, very often, the lenses of round sunglasses have such a large diameter that they remind us of Dragonfly sunglasses.



Modern designs are very good for daily use. Yes, only the military aviators used to wear them once, but that’s now changed. You can use one even if you don’t have any connection with flights. You can pick one in different colors and sizes from Chanel, Emporio Armani, Philipp Plein, Tommy Hilfiger, Elie Tahari, and others.



Super modern, feminine, stylish and even “predators” sunglasses, that are also called Cat Eye, have competition. You will find all kinds of butterfly sunglasses now, sometimes with unusual frames. Designers have used different colors, materials and décor. There is multicolored glass too. Pick one from Anna Sui, Miu Miu, Opening Ceremony, Kate Spade, Burberry Prorsum, Badgley Mischka, or others.

Original Lens Shapes and Frames

sunglass designs

After studying last season’s fashion, fashionistas agree that the imagination of designers is truly limitless. Every season we are having more and more futuristic and amazing ideas. Some of them are focusing on futuristic themes. Check out the ones from fashion gurus like Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Louis Vuitton, Acne Studios, Hood by Air, Moschino, Loewe, Carolina Herrera, Christian Dior, and Prabal Gurung.

Shapes and Sport Style

sport style sunglass

This season, we have enormous size of glasses. Sometimes it occupies one-half of the face. You can wear colored or completely transparent glasses, but there are classic black options too. The enlarged glass shapes often remind us of sports models, used by athletes in car races, for parachute jumps or dives underwater.

Wayfarer Sunglasses

Trapezoidal lenses are doing well too. But this time, designers have experimented with toning glass in red or nonstandard sizes, although in most cases, wayfarer sunglasses are in the traditional types.

Teacher Type Sunglasses

teacher type sunglasses

Glasses worn by secretaries and teachers are in great demand. Here we include clear lens glasses for sight, and their imitations. Sometimes the glass can be so transparent that it may seem missing.

Colored Frames

colored frames

The colored frame is another hot trend this season. The frames are in one color, and multiple colors. The ombre effect looks good. The most popular colors and prints are from Gucci, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta, 3.1 Phillip Lim, J Crew, Versace, and Stella McCartney.

Sunglasses with Colored Lens

Fashionistas are now using sunglasses with green, blue, light blue, red, reddish and yellow lens. You decide what color to choose.

Frameless Sunglasses

frameless sunglasses

If some brands have focused on shape and original colors of the frames, others are using only lenses without frames, such as Nicole Miller, Escada, Coach, Akris, and Kenzo.