The days are getting longer, which means it’s the perfect time to break out your shades–and 2018 ushered in a whole new set of sunglass trends as we spied futuristic shapes and vintage-inspired frames on both the runway and on our fave street-style stars. Want to try the trends? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up the best options in each category if you’re ready to embrace the new styles, from tiny, Matrix-inspired sunnies to reflective retro lenses. After all, a new pair of shades is all you need to instantly update any outfit–simply throw them on with your favorite jeans and tee and you can instantly infuse a trendy factor into your look.
And, while the forecast may not allow you to break out all of your new spring finds, you can easily start sporting your new sunnies ASAP.
KENDALL and KYLIE Vivian Extreme Cat Eye Sunglasses, $80; bloomingdales.com
Tiny frames have taken the celeb set by storm, with everyone from Kim Kardashian to Bella Hadid embracing the look, making it one of the biggest trends of the year. Try it out with these tiny specs that won’t break the bank.
Gigi Hadid for Vogue Eyewear, $139.95; sunglasshut.com
Round frames still rule and the vintage-inspired trend gets a fresh update thanks to the mirrored lens in this frame, designed by model Gigi Hadid in collaboration with Vogue Eyewear.
Ray-Ban The Colonel, $163; ray-ban.com
Wire frames are having a major moment and this classic, cool style personifies the trend perfectly. If some of the other trends on our list seem too severe, know you can’t go wrong with a classic, effortless shape.
LE SPECS + Adam Selman The Last Lolita cat-eye acetate mirrored sunglasses, $120; net-a-porter.com
Another vintage shape that the celeb set can’t get enough of is the cat-eye — and the pop of red really brings the feminine, feline shape to life.
VINT & YORK Eyewear CHELSEA, $129; vintandyork.com
The clear trend has totally taken over for 2018, with see-through bags and shoes making their forefront into fashion–and that includes sunglasses, too. We especially love the idea of a clear frame because it will go with anything you want to wear.