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Of the several ‘70s trends that have been resurrected this year — including flares, fringe and all things patchwork denim — round sunglasses take the cake. (At least, in this writer’s opinion).
Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid and Dakota Fanning — arguably three of the most stylish ladies in Hollywood — would agree that round shades are the accessory of the summer; they’ve each having rocked the on-trend sunnies while out and about. Whether styled with a sexy, deep-v gown (a la Gomez), a simple tee and trench (like Hadid) or a more casual sweater and baggy denim ensemble (see: Fanning), there’s really no wrong way to embrace the look.
And while you don’t need to be a model (and/or John Lennon) to pull off the look, Stirling Barrett, founder of celeb-favorite brand Krewe du Optic, notes that the style works best on specific face shapes.
“Oval or heart-shaped faces look the best in smaller, round frames,” he says, adding that those “more angular face shapes better complement the styles.”
Although gold metal wire frames prevailed during the British Invasion era (Ray-Ban’s round frames are a classic), nowadays, colorful and patterned frames as well as bridgeless glasses are making a statement. Another popular summer trend? Reflective lenses in spring-y hues. “We are loving pastel mirrored lenses this summer,” notes Barrett.
Just in time for the long and bright days ahead, we’ve rounded up five styles, including a classic round look as well as edgier options, to get you ready for the sun.
Miu Miu Noir sunglasses in Dark Havana; $390, Nordstrom.com.
Ray-Ban Round Classic sunglasses; $150, Madewell.com.
Garrett Leight Van Buren; $395, GarrettLeight.com.
Krewe du Optic Conti glasses; $275, KreweduOptic.com.
Linda Farrow Gold-Plated Round sunglasses; $695, Stylebop.com.
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