Sunglasses are the kind of accessories that can update and make or break any look. This is why, as soon as the first spring sun rays come out, we set on the lookout for the best new eyewear trends. And in 2021, there are so many great sunglasses we’ve seen on the runway and also in the streets that it won’t be difficult to find the right one for you. From retro oversized sunnies (hello, Gucci!) to futuristic sporty models, check the best sunglasses trends to wear in spring and summer 2021.
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’60s style retro sunglasses
The ’60s will never cease to inspire fashion designers. For spring and summer 2021, sunglasses are big, very big. Think of Jackie O, Marianne Faithfull or Brigitte Bardot’s XXL sunnies in round shapes.
Classic aviators with a twist
In 2021, the timeless aviator sunglasses come with tinted lenses in all colours of the rainbow, perfect for spring.
Sharp cat-eye sunglasses
The sexy cat-eye sunglasses become more angular this season, with sharper corners and bigger frames.
Half-moon or flat brow?
As we saw at Céline and Fendi Sunday shows, the sleek flat brow or half-moon sunglasses will still be around this year and look very contemporary.
Chic with an edge
Add an edgy touch to your spring 2021 outfits with rectangular shaped sunglasses. The elongated sunglasses are especially flattering if you have a round or oval face.
Futuristic sporty and shield sunglasses
Sci-fi lovers, rejoice, fashion houses like Prada have brought back futuristic sporty shapes and shield sunglasses for this spring and summer 2021.
The Matrix slim sunglasses are back
The slim sunglasses Keanu Reeves made iconic in the ‘90s movie Matrix are back again thanks to Jaquemus and his Les Lunettes.
‘70s-inspired oversized sunglasses
Statement sunglasses also come with retro angular silhouettes and tortoise finishes in spring 2021. The oversized sunnies with square frames remind me of the nonchalance of endless summers of the ’70s. Just check the British actress Jenna Coleman in The Serpent to get the look.
The Austrian eyewear label neubau has a special edition of retro sunglasses, “Côte du Soleil”. Inspired by the ’60s French Riviera and Jacques Deray’s cult movie “La Piscine”, the sunnies come with chunky square frames. Watch the campaign video.
Photos courtesy of neubau