From all the accessory trends, sunglasses are the ones that have the superpower to level up and update your entire outfit instantly. They are the first thing you see. And depending on the shades model you choose, they can undoubtedly transform the same look into romantic, glamorous, modern, retro, or futuristic.
From the sunglasses we saw on the SS22 runways and in the street style during Fashion Week in New York, Milan, and Copenhagen, the eyewear trends are far from muted. On the contrary, the sunglasses are all about statement pieces in 2022, and we selected the chicest and best shades that are real game-changers for spring and summer.
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Seeing the world through rose-tinted glasses
Rose sunglasses courtesy of Marques Almeida, photo by Ugo Camera
Colour-tinted sunglasses are what we need now to give us a more optimistic outlook after the long pandemic and horrific Russia-Ukraine war. So, fashion houses like Christian Dior, Blumarine, Gucci, and Versace, among others, created sunnies with bold hues like pink, green, and orange to uplift our mood and update our outfits. By the way, besides adding playfulness, science has proved that tinted glasses really affect people’s moods. For example, pink induces happiness, yellow helps the wearer’s concentration, and green has a calming effect.
Retro XXL sunnies, from Jackie O to Anna Delvey
Alexander McQueen SS22 oversized sunglasses, courtesy of the brand.
The lady-like extra-large black sunglasses are a classic to add some oomph and update your spring and summer outfits with a touch of glamour and mystery. Balenciaga, Balmain, Chanel, and Bottega Veneta’s oversized black sunglasses with thick frames will make you feel as glam as Anna Delvey, but please, don’t go around saying you are a wealthy heiress, especially if you are. Similarly, the ’70s oversized frames are a perennial style that never goes out of trend. Whether round, Butterfly shape or aviators, the chunky style sunglasses at Chloé, Miu Miu, and Victoria Beckham have a hint of retro fashionistas love.
Y2K rimless sunglasses
Fendi SS22 rimless eyewear, photo courtesy of the brand
The rimless sunglasses that were a significant trend in the 2000s were back at SS22 Fashion Week. For example, Fendi and Blumarine rimless shades are already on the wish-list of fashion-forward women everywhere.
Futuristic shield sunglasses by Gucci
Gucci and Vetements had models down the catwalk wearing dark futuristic shield sunglasses and also with red lenses and bright-orange frames. In the same vein, Stella McCartney proposed shield-like sunnies with white frames in her spring/summer 2022 collection. So, add an edge and update your power suits and other office looks with these cyber sunglasses.
Revisiting the ’50s cat-eye sunnies
Embellished cat-eye sunnies for SS22, courtesy of Gucci
We spotted cat-eye sunglasses with a ’50s vibe at Gucci. On the other hand, Saint Laurent gave a futuristic feel to its cat-eye sunnies with dramatically pointed corners, and Balenciaga’s ones come with a sporty race-car driver vibe.
Slim rectangular and oval sunglasses
Prada SS22 slim shades, courtesy of the brand.
Prada completed the micro-skirt trend by adding slim rectangular sunglasses to the SS22 outfits. Meanwhile, Courrèges and Christian Siriano went for slim oval shades. These are the ideal sunnies for women with round or oval faces. That is because the extended slim frames visually elongate rounder or oval face shapes. For instance, Gigi Hadid and Anna Wintour are some of the fans of angular sunglasses.
White sunglasses SS22, courtesy of Versace
Perfect for sun-kissed skin, you can be sure that white sunglasses will be a must-have trend in spring/summer 2022. But you can start wearing them now as they will brighten up your looks even on the dullest days. We saw them with thick frames and dark lenses at Versace, Coperni, and Prada.
Titel photo courtesy of Prada.