Summer Fashion 101: Sunglasses Trends, Tips, and Must Have Styles

May 13, 2015

If you are following me on Facebook or Instagram (and if you don’t, please do!), you may have noticed my obsession with sunglasses. It all started when I joined the fabulous women over 40 club, and realized that sunglasses had to become my best friends ~ they cover wrinkles and dark circles around eyes fabulously, they hide the windows to my soul (if I’m tired, frustrated, or bored out of my mind, no one will notice!), they are fun and they make a fashion statement. There were so many amazing colors and styles of women’s sunglasses to choose from that they became an absolutely necessary accessory for every different style of outfit I was wearing. It’s almost like sunglasses are the new ‘shoes’. I believe that the right pair of sunnies can transform an outfit from average to sensational.

Tip: Unless you have a tendency to loose them, try to invest in a pair of quality sunglasses because it’s almost guaranteed that the style will come around every few years or so.

Here are a few sunglasses styles that never go out of style and flatter most faces (practically must haves):


When it comes to styles adorned with modern sporty allure, nothing can ever compete with the traditional aviator sunglasses. I love aviators because they add that cool factor to any look, whether it is a work outfit, or cocktail dress, or jeans and t-shirt combo.

aviator sunglasses

Chanel Aviator sunglasses, old (similar from Marc by Marc Jacobs here)

Oversized Oval, Butterfly, or CatEye Frames

Think Jackie O and old Hollywood glamour. Oversized sunglasses are great basics that work with all face shapes and complement all styles, adding a good sun protection and a glamorous high fashion look.

oversized sunglasses

Prada oversize sunglasses, old (similar from Michael Kors here)oversized sunglasses

Michael Kors Glam collection sunglasses

Oversized Round sunglasses

(hot trend!) What a spectacular comeback this style made this season, absolutely glamorous and chic. You cannot go unnoticed wearing these! Since these are statement sunglasses that make an impression all by themselves, you may want to tone down the rest of outfit… or not

Wildfox sunglasses

Wildfox ‘Malibu’ Round sunglasses

Classic White Sunglasses 

Designers love going retro and there are lots of different style frames in white which create stunning looks.

White frame sunnies

Kate Spade sunglasses, old (similar here and here)

Mirror Lenses Sunglasses

(hot trend!)Mirror lenses and colors are the first things that you need when thinking of spring and summer 2015. So fun and catchy, but don’t underestimate their versatility. Since I absolutely love mixing a bit misbalanced styles, I wear these sunnies with jeans or with suits.

Wildfox sunglasses

Wildfox ‘Classic Fox’ sunglasses

Retro Round Sunglasses

(hot trend!) Here’s another retro style that has made a fabulous comeback. These sunnies are both classic and quirky, and make a fun fashion statement. I mean, let’s not take ourselves too seriously!

Wildfox sunglasses

Wildfox ‘Dakota Deluxe’ Retro sunglasses

Tip: Wear sunglasses alfresco. Since I often find myself not wanting to take my sunnies off once I enter the office building, I give myself about 30-seconds to rewire my brain to work mode and then finally peel them off. If I take a bit longer, I run the risk of tripping over perhaps…

What are your favorite sunglasses styles this season? Any tips? 

In this story:

 Chanel Aviator sunglasses, old (similar from Marc by Marc Jacobs here)

Prada oversize sunglasses, old (similar from Michael Kors here)

Michael Kors Glam collection sunglasses

Wildfox ‘Malibu’ Round sunglasses

Kate Spade sunglasses, old (similar here and here)

Wildfox ‘Classic Fox’ sunglasses

Wildfox ‘Dakota Deluxe’ Retro sunglasses

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  • Reply Kristen May 21, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Welcome to the club, you look amazing!! 🙂

    • Reply Zuma May 21, 2015 at 7:13 pm

      Thank you so much, Kristen!!!

  • Reply Biki John May 21, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Well you certainly have a fab collection, its hard for me to choose my favourite, but I do love the oversized round ones, they have this 60s retro glam factor!

    • Reply Zuma May 21, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      Thank you! I love them all, but you arre right, retro glam is pretty special. xx

  • Reply Stephanie May 21, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Those are really nice sunglasses. I love the over sized pairs. 🙂

  • Reply Zuma May 21, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Thank you Stephanie! Love them too, but my black round oversized sunglasses are my new favorite!

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