Whether you’re packing for your next vacation, lounging by the pool, or enjoying a BBQ with family and friends, you’re going to need a stylish pair of shades to keep cool under the hot summer sun.
At Zenni we’ve been been following the hottest trends in fashion to bring you our must-have summer sunglasses. From the runways of the Paris Haute Couture designer shows to the day-to-day street style of your favorite celebrities, we’ve got the latest trends in sunglasses to keep you looking stylish for the rest of the summer season.
Incorporating Zenni’s premium silhouettes and mirrored tints, we’ve rounded up the six hottest sunglasses trends for women. From refined rounds and futuristic brow bars to oversized aviators and classic cat-eyes, these chic styles are guaranteed to have you ladies looking your best all summer long!
From ‘70s-inspired wire frames to larger-than-life, oversized silhouettes, round sunglasses continue to be the standout style of summer. Popular with celebs and a favorite among the festival crowd, we love them for their signature retro-glam appeal. This season’s updates include: colored acetate trim, metal detailing, and a variety of luxe mirrored tints leaning toward a refined, polished feel. Gigi Hadid, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Blake Lively take summer style to another level with their glamorous round shades.
TRY: Round frames with a reflective, silver mirrored lens are a fashionable choice for summer.
OR: Make an unforgettably chic statement in a round silhouette featuring a rosy acetate trim and a rose gold reflective, mirrored lens.
Cat-eye frames are a fashion mainstay and must-have wardrobe staple for every woman. Look out for embellishments, mirrored finishes, and larger-than-life, chunky frames to make an impact this season. While color variations run the gamut, our top picks in this upswept style are: matte black and glossy tortoiseshell.
A classic, black cat-eye remains an elegant and sophisticated option — the perfect choice for dressing up your attire at formal events and during the upcoming wedding season. Take style cues from Jessica Alba, Charlize Theron, and Jennifer Lopez. These A-listers wear their refined cat-eye sunglasses with belted dresses in bright, summery hues — think navy blue, pale pink, and tangerine. Can you say, trend alert?!
TRY: Stylishly sleek black cat-eye frames add an extra element of glamour to your look.
Oversized tortoiseshell frames are versatile and great for dressing up everyday wear. Throw them on with your favorite jeans, a go-to work outfit, or a breezy summer dress for maximum street-style points. Style-savvy celebs Miranda Kerr, Reese Witherspoon, and Kate Bosworth know how to effortlessly work this trend — pairing tortoiseshell cat-eyes with wardrobe essentials takes an outfit from zero to one hundred in no time at all!
TRY: An oversized cat-eye silhouette with an elegant tortoiseshell finish is the perfect accessory to complement your favorite summer ensemble.
FUTURISTIC BROW BARS
With their modern angles, cutting-edge design, and ultra-reflective lenses, futuristic brow bars are ideal for the fashion-forward girl who’s not afraid to take risks with her style. Step up your sunnies game now, the flat lens trend is going to be everywhere come fall. It’s all about innovative frames on the fashion frontier and on the high-end designer runways. Trendsetters Kylie Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Selena Gomez are fans of ultra-modern, brow bar sunglasses.
TRY: Sporty and super-chic, geometric brow bars in a silver finish add an edgy update to your summer wardrobe.
Classic aviators are remastered with dramatically oversized teardrop lenses, metal brow bar detailing, and richly reflective finishes. The must-have color trends of the summer season include aviators in Zenni’s latest mirrored tints: rose gold and bright red.
ROSE GOLD AVIATORS
Luxurious, understated, and complementary to a variety of skin tones, rose gold is undoubtedly the metallic finish of the year. Adding this gorgeous finish to a pair of large aviators with metallic detailing will only make them shine even brighter. When worn with pastels and a vibrant color palette, these sunnies take a life of their own. Olivia Munn, Chrissy Teigen, and Kendall Jenner demonstrate how to incorporate the hottest color trends of summer: purple, pink champagne, and rose quartz, while wearing rose gold aviators.
TRY: Ultra-luxe, gold-rimmed aviators in a rose gold, mirrored finish. A sensational combination.
BRIGHT RED AVIATORS
Need a standout accessory this summer? Look no further than a pair of bright-red aviators. There’s something about this jewel-toned shade that’s playful yet oh so fierce. Fashion tip: red mirrored tints work best with neutral, solid colors — think black, white, and gray (otherwise your ensemble might be distracting rather than on point). We love this look on Alessandra Ambrosio, Kendall Jenner, and Margot Robbie — who wear their red mirrored aviators with wardrobe basics such as black skinny jeans, everyday comfortable tees, and one-strap shoulder bags by Céline and Gucci. Trés chic!
TRY: Make a bold color statement with oversized aviators in a red hot mirrored finish. They’re guaranteed to be a head turner!
At Zenni, we’re huge fans of translucent sunglasses for their versatility and lightweight appeal. They come in a variety of colors and shapes yet always manage to look clean and streamlined. This season, it’s all about clear, acetate frames with a silver mirrored lens for a bright, eye-catching look. Fashion tip: a breezy, floral dress outfitted with reflective, translucent sunnies is a simple way to achieve cool-girl, summer style. Candice Swanepoel, Olivia Palermo, and Emily Ratajkowski pull off this fashion trend with ease.
TRY: Elevate your look to ultra-chic status in a translucent frame paired with a reflective, silver mirrored lens.
For more stylish sunnies to refresh your summer wardrobe, check out Zenni’s premium sunglasses collection for women. And keep posted, fashion lovers: we’ll be back with fashion tips, trends, celebrity style, and all the latest eyewear looks just in time for New York Fashion Week later this fall!
What’s your favorite style for summer? Let us know in the comments below!