5 Types of Hot Sunglasses To Keep You Cool In 2017
Immortalized by the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Madonna, these trapezoidal framed glasses went out of fashion during the hippie ‘n disco era only to be revived in 1983 by Tom Cruise in the movie Risky Business. Wayfarers have a horizontally long brow frame – which is a breath of fresh air among the endless sea of squares and round frames. We can all thank Ray-Ban (and of course, American optical designer Raymond Stegeman) for designing the Wayfarer sunglasses. Think Wayfarer sunnies with a girly floral dress or a timeless blazer, an unexpected twist is chic style at its best!
Think aviators, think rugged, high octane manliness. The iconic and timeless tear-drop shaped lens were originally designed in the 1930’s to shield US aviators from the sun’s strong rays when up in the air, but their civilian popularity developed almost immediately after the style was released. These frames were further popularized by celebrities like Paul McCartney and Tom Cruise as they began to appear in pop culture references and films like Top Gun and To Live and Die in L.A. You can never go wrong with a classic pair of Aviators, but if you’re wanting to try something on the trendier side, plastic rimmed Aviators should do the trick.
3) Lennon (round) glasses
The retro-inspired accessory that has literally come full circle. These frames are characterized by rounded–or perfectly circular–lenses and frames and give off a cool, trendy-meets-vintage vibe. Though round frames are traditionally associated today as being the frame of choice for those seeking a vintage edge (think John Lennon), round frames are also becoming a very popular trend associated with Steampunk-inspired fashion
4) Mirrored Lens
Mirror lens sunglasses have made a huge appearance this summer, bringing an 80’s coolness to modern styles. These rainbow-colored lenses shift in color at every angle, giving a unique allure. Considered one of the biggest trends in eyewear for 2014, mirrored sunglasses are currently being hailed by celebrities, bloggers, and dapper gentlemen alike for their ability to add a dimension of youthfulness, fun, and surprise to one’s everyday wardrobe. Whatever frame shape you favor, you’ll be able to find a mirrored version that adds a little something extra.
5) Wooden Frames
Bring your look down to earth with natural wooden frames. Watches, tie bars, phone cases, and sunglasses are now being made of different wood varieties and the resulting look is undoubtedly stylish, unexpected, sustainable, and unique. From bamboo to walnut to mahogany to maple, find the perfect shade of wood that fits your style. These are by far the most innovative styles and are great way to bring your look back to the basics.