Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Shop this Trend: Summer Shades

Sunglasses are summer's number one essential accessory. They complete any outfit and save your eyes from the sun, not to mention they come in every color, shape and size to suit your face. We've put together some of our favorite frames by trend that will definitely add that final touch to any outfit. So go ahead, shop this trend!

The '50s and '70s brough us cat eye's and round frames which have remained two of the most stylish shapes for sunglasses throughout the years. Trendsetters from today like Olivia Palermo and Nicole Richie show the perfect way to add these frames into your day-to-day outfits.

1. Illesteva tortoiseshell cat-eye sunglasses, $220; shop now: net-a-porter.com 
2. Illesteva Leonard round-frame matte-acetate sunglasses, $165; shop now: net-a-porter.com
3. Dior retro sunglasses, $325; shop now: nordstrom.com
4. Oliver Peoples Alivia sunglasses, $295; shop now: oliverpeoples.com

Chic and loved by celebrities, socialites and trendsetters across the globe, oversized and round sunnies add a touch of chic old Hollywood glamour to any outfit. Channel your inner Victoria Beckham and wear one of these favorite oversized frames.
1. Prada baroque sunglasses, $290; shop now: saksfifthavenue.com
2. Linda Farrow Luxe oversized Jackie-O sunglasses, $407; shop now: shopbop.com
3. The Row oversized sunglasses, $445; shop now: net-a-porter.com
4. Vintage Lanvin oversized round frame sunglasses, $160; shop now: americanapparel.net

The go-to frame for any hip girl, the aviator seems to be year after year the sleekest sunglass around. These "sporty" shades add a different vibe to any outfit. Pair with a sundress this summer and you'll sure to be the cool girl around town.
1. Stella McCartney aviator metal and acetate sunglasses, $250; shop now: net-a-porter.com
2. House of Harlow 1960 LYNN aviator sunglasses, $120 ; shop now: stefanibags.com
3. Olivers People rayford sunglasses, $459; shop now: mytheresa.com
4. Marc by Marc Jacobs oversized aviator sunglasses, $98; shop now: piperlime.com

Wayfarers have been a long time trend with sunglasses, especially the iconic Ray-Ban Wayfarers. The "downtown" of sunglasses, these frames are cool, casual and classic and look great with any outfit.

1. Barton Perreira Nelson wayfarer sunglasses, $415; shop now: openingceremony.us
2. Ray-Ban original wayfarer sunglasses, $150; shop now: shopbop.com
3. Lanvin Resin wayfarer-inspired sunglasses, $350; shop now: saksfifthavenue.com
4. Marc by Marc Jacobs keyhole wayfarer sunglasses, $155; shop now: redhotsunglasses.co.uk

Photos: Elle.com