We know you’re looking for sunglasses shapes that you can add to your rotation all year round so we don’t skimp on the trends you want to learn about. We scoured the runways and checked out the newcomers to our favorite eyewear brands – Oliver Peoples, Linda Farrow, Le Specs, and Quay Australia to name a few – and discovered the biggest looks of 2021. These styles may be even more important than your blue light reading glasses because you can wear them outside as well as inside – inside when you’re posing for an outfit selfie, of course.
This year we see not only a repetition of certain shapes, but also a replica of them. Futuristic designs come in all shapes and sizes – some have frames that flare or ripple on the sides, while others have incredibly cool cutouts in the actual lens itself. In the meantime, heavy metal is a trend and we’re seeing a surge in yellow gold in particular. Now you have one more accessory to go with all of the delicate gold jewelry that you have collected.
If you prefer something with structure and have the face shape to peel off, buy a rigid square or rectangular shape, and if you want a next level cat eye, get inspired by the 70s and get bold and oversized. If you love the playful look of Lucite or acetate frames, the selection of see-through sunglasses we’ve put together here won’t disappoint. Skip ahead to the category you already know you love or scroll past each color pair on our wishlist.