2013 Trends in Sunglasses

Summer just makes us want to be outside -- enjoying the warm weather at the beach, taking adventurous holidays, or even just shopping and running errands. A good pair of sunglasses is essential, not only for looking cool, but also for protecting your eyes from all that sunshine. Actually, if you're outside a lot, you'll probably want more than one pair of new sunglasses, one for every kind of occasion. Here are the trends for summer 2013.


Black, White, and Staying Cool


Emilio Pucci Women's 'EP 621' 001 Black Cat Eye Sunglasses Valentino Women's V607S Cat-Eye Sunglasses Tom Ford Women's TF 173 TF0173 'Nikita' Black Cat-Eye Sunglasses Lacoste Men's L502S Aviator Sunglasses


Though summer fashion is often all about bright colors, the black-and-white trend continues to be popular -- which means we're seeing a lot more white sunglasses this season. They look great with black-and-white clothing and accessories, of course, and also match summer's nautical stripes. Plus, like other white accessories, white sunglasses really show off your vacation tan. Pick up a pair for casual wear and you'll look like you're headed out for a sunny day of sailing.


Not quite ready to give up your black shades? Look for geometric patterns in black, white, and grey. Or stick with basic black and "update" it with a retro style, such as cat-eyes or Lennon rounds, both popular again.


Sharp-Dressed Shades


Ray-Ban Unisex Clubmaster Havana Sunglasses Chloe Women's 'Cirse' Transparent Mocha Fashion Sunglasses Ray-Ban Unisex 'Clubmaster W0365' Round Sunglasses Gucci Men's GG2221 Aviator Sunglasses


Another welcome trend we're seeing this season is a dressier design overall for sunglasses, especially in women's styles. Try adding some glamour and mystery to your look with iconic oversized lenses. The new versions often feature light, nearly translucent frames which balance the large lenses, so the glasses won't overwhelm the face.


The clubmaster style is back for men and women. With their half-frame design and metallic details, clubmasters are the choice when you need a more professional or elegant accessory. A pair in tortoiseshell is a pretty option for women.


The classics dominate men's sunglasses this summer. Check out the clubmasters, the aviators, and the wayfarers. Aviator sunglasses tend to have gold or silver metal frames, while the latest wayfarers are available in many colors, plus black and tortoiseshell.


Have you picked out your new sunglasses yet? What summer fashion accessories do you look forward to buying every year?



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Shawna Edwards



Jun. 18, 2013 at 3:33 PM

I love my classic black wayfarers, but I just got a pair of electric blue aviators that I'm pretty excited about.

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