Yes, winter is here! And as we make the seasonal transition in our fashion game, sunglasses happen to be one of the fashion accessories that transitions rather effortlessly through all seasons. So, prepare to embrace the winter sun with easy, versatile sunglass styles, after all, a great pair of shades can elevate your outfit and even boost your mood. And this winter, sunglasses are bringing an everyday exuberance to complement the season’s opulent yet laid-back aesthetics.
(L-R) Karen Walker Astral Heart Sunglasses & Chloé Eyewear Gemma Butterfly-Frame Sunglasses
From eccentric designs to retro redux and the 90s and Y2K resurgence, sunglass styles are focused on novelty, statement frames, and timeless design this season. Think the angular cat-eye Karen Walker Astral Heart Sunglasses, the glistening golden Ray-Ban 1971 Classic Square Sunglasses, and the ubiquitous 90s Le Specs Outta Love Oval-Frame Sunglasses.
Though classic yet cheeky cat-eye frames will always enliven our hearts (and our wardrobe!), choose streamlined rectangular frames or XXL square frames in gradient acetate and tinted lenses with a fresh colour palette to lend an electrifying edge to your winter style game. And if you still aren’t in a ‘fair-and-square’ mood, then check out Cult Gaia Meira Sunglasses, The Attico Marfa Rectangular Sunglasses, and Jacquemus Les Lunettes Soleil Sunglasses for an instant sartorial boost. Else, you can reel in the retro nostalgia with Karen Wazen’s XL Round-frame Sunglasses and Dita Eyewear Micro-Round Sunglasses. Moving onto the famed aviators that have been a wardrobe mainstay since the fashion eternity. But well, they have been revamped with subtle coloured lenses and thicker frames this season. From the classic Quay Australia High-Key Rimless Aviators to a much more 2021 variation by Tom Ford, you’ll still be smitten with its practical, no-fuss vibe.
(L-R) Gucci Eyewear Interlocking G Cat-Eye Charm Sunglasses & Le Specs Outta Love Oval-Frame Sunglasses
With the Y2K resurgence ruling the realms of fashion, we have shield-shaped and butterfly-shaped frames piquing our interest, courtesy of the modern-day versions by Fendi, Chloé, and Victoria Beckham. Oh! And then, there’s the ‘90s keeping a tight hold on the fashion world as well with its signature oval and sporty frames with Bottega Veneta Eyewear Wrap-Around Sunglasses and Gentle Monster Ghost Oval-Frame Sunglasses being the definite standout styles. And should you want your sunglasses to make a glitzy statement for the holidays – opt for a pair that doubles as jewellery with built-in bling. Among the jewelled offerings, the ones that caught our heart and eyes alike are Miu Miu Eyewear Scenique Sunglasses, Gucci Eyewear Interlocking G Cat-Eye Charm Sunglasses, and Moschino Eyewear Gilded Sunglasses for serving a perfect mix of elegance and whimsy.
Well, it goes without saying that a chic pair of sunglasses is a perfect finishing touch for every look. And as you prep to glisten in the winter sun, scroll through our edit of the sunglass styles that’ll bring an undeniable tinge of playfulness to your seasonal sartorial glimmer.
Karishma is an engineer turned fashion stylist and writer who loves talking about trends as much as eating desserts. Gucci, Ranveer Singh, salted caramel ice-cream and lipsticks make up four chambers of her heart. Like Karishma’s story? Drop her a line in the comments section below.