The sunglasses trends we’re wearing this summer

We take inspiration from the past when it comes to our fashion future.

There is only one accessory that comes to mind when we hear the expression “must have for summer”: sunglasses.

For decades, a pair of iconic shades have been a warm-weather essential to complete any summer outfit.

Whether it’s the bohemian vibe of the 70s, the “too cool for school” trend of the 90s or the TikTok trends of today, we take inspiration from key fashion eras when it comes to the future of our style of sunglasses.

Sunglass Hut has curated the best summer styles based on decades of fashion trends – here’s what we’re wearing right now (and how we’re wearing them).

1970s: free spirit and carefree

Channel your ’70s free spirit with the Michael Kors MK2149U Geneva Sunglasses in Dark Tortoise, $167, from Sunglass Hut.

Known as the decade that ushered in a new era of self-expression, the 1970s are also known as one of the most stylish of all time. Flowing jumpsuits and maxi dresses in muted colors and prints pair perfectly with whimsical, oversized eyewear trends.

To channel your inner bohemian, keep your look natural and low-maintenance, with fresh, minimal makeup, super sleek, straight hair, and a pair of flared jeans.

To complete your “less is more” look, wear sunglasses with exaggerated shapes. We love these special edition Versace glasses, these Ray-Ban glasses in an iconic rounded shape from the 70s, or these square and glamorous sunglasses from Michael Kors.

1980s: be big and bold

An iconic shape that never goes out of style: the Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Mirror Sunglasses, $188, from Sunglass Hut.

The 1980s were no time to be shy – and neither was accessories. Fashionistas stocked up on scrunchies, bracelets and leggings, but no look was complete without a pair of iconic Ray-Ban aviators.

The attitude of the 80s was to be bold and have fun – so tease your ponytail as high as possible, try neon shades on your eyes and lips, and wear the loudest pieces in your wardrobe. dress (hello, power suit with shoulder pads) .

Feel free to take on the colors with lenses in vibrant colors like blue and purple, featuring classic shapes and styles that are an instant nod to the decade that gave us Superior gun and Madonna.

We’re adding a pair of these Vogue Eyewear oversized square glasses and a Prada pair in contrasting black and polar green to our collection for the ultimate 80s throwback.
A ’90s icon: Limited Edition Oakley Gibston x SGH 50 Polarized Lenses, $327, at Sunglass Hut.

If there’s one phrase to sum up the 90s, it’s “too cool to care”.

Famous faces and pro athletes rocked the sleek, sporty look with a pair of Oakleys, while music icons like Mariah Carey and Aaliyah embraced the bling.

When it came to styling, it was all about looking fresh and getting maximum impact for minimum effort – nothing screams 90s like highlights in your hair, a clear, glossy lip , a sporty crop top and a pair of platform sneakers.

To complete the look, wear narrow, rectangular sunglasses, like these hexagon-shaped lenses from Versace. Or try the subtle cat-eye Ray-Ban Lady Burbank tortoiseshell sunglasses.
Be shameless in these MU01VS Miu Miu butterfly sunglasses, $327, from Sunglass Hut.

The 2000s and today are all about revisiting styles from the past…but there’s one trend that stands out from them all: wear what works.

It’s about being your most authentic self, wearing shades and shapes that make you look and feel good – knowing that sometimes our accessories can be the talk of the town.

Of course, we’re always inspired by designers, influencers and trendsetters on TikTok: we love these transparent, rectangular Burberry glasses or the rose gold tones of these pilot-style Michael Kors Chelsea sunglasses.

Pair it with your favorite oversized designer tee, bike shorts and trendy sneakers, with barely-there makeup and curtain bangs for a look that’s sure to get you noticed.

Got your eye on a pair? Visit Sunglass Hut to pick this season’s hottest shades.
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