2013 showed us a few interesting trends in sunglasses. One trend was vintage frames. Another trend was tortoiseshell combined with solid colors. 2014 is shaping up to display a few other interesting trends in sunglasses, too. If you’re looking to try something new, then check out these stylish sunglasses that will help you to fit into the 2014 trends.
1. Mirrored Sunglasses
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It might be throwback 1980’s, but the 2014 runway was hot this Spring with mirrored sunglasses. Glasses are typically as large as possible and are often mirrored with blue, magenta, and green tints. If you’re looking for a few pairs of your own, Carrera has quite a few available this season.
2. The Bigger the Better
These new large sunglasses in 2014 don’t have anything on Elizabeth Taylor or Audrey Hepburn –women famous for wearing large sunglasses in the 1960’s. Bigger are sunglasses like these similar to large sunglasses put out by designers like Tom Ford.
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Run circles around the competition with circular glasses. These aren’t the circular lenses of John Lennon with wire frames and colored lenses, but instead these are circular lenses that display a contemporary edge to them. Some like this pair featured on the runway have double bars holding the lenses together, and some are embellished with wide plastic lenses. Check out the different kinds of round sunglasses.
4. Cat Eye
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Cat eye glasses are all the rage this year. Whether you’re looking for a pair from Prada, Tom Ford, or Dolce and Gabbana, look for a pair that has corners flared up on the sides. These are a trend that is not only a throwback to the 1960’s, but it is also a really flattering look.
5. Square Lenses
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2014 is about shapes. Some shapes are about circular frames, and some shapes are about cat eye shapes. Other shape trends in sunglasses are square shapes, like this model on the runway this year. If you’re looking for square shaped sunglasses, try sunglasses in different colors, and try transition lenses. If you’re looking for the best pair of square lenses, try a few with Marc Jacobs, the trendiest square-lens designer of the year.
6. Gold Frames
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We’ve seen metallic trends in clothes, in nails, and in bags and shoes, but this is the first year that we’ve seen the metallic trend extend to sunglasses. Some gold sunglasses are like the featured model with lace-like pressed frames, and some gold sunglasses have gold glitter like these from Polyvore.
Guest Post by Kristen Kauffman