2018 Glasses/Sunglasses Trends to Look Out For
If you’re hoping to refresh your look and revitalise your wardrobe then there is nothing better than a brand new pair of glasses or sunglasses. The right glasses will frame your face, accentuate your features, and can completely transform the way you look.
Now is the perfect time to invest in new glasses, and investigate this year’s hottest trends. With that in mind, here are some of our favourite 2018 glasses and sunglasses trends for you:
Go for Gold
Gold and rose gold accents are a massively popular accessories trend right now, and this trend has also filtered to glasses. Add luxe and shine to your look by choosing glasses with high shine metallic arms or accent details.
We love tortoiseshell with added gold flecks and geometric patterns with hints of gold included, which will hint at this thoroughly modern trend whilst still giving a timeless and eternal look.
A Top Gun Make Over
You may well be asking yourself, have metallic aviators ever really gone out of fashion? It’s true that these frames have been constantly in vogue since Tom Cruise first donned a pair in Top Gun, but for 2018 the thin-framed metallic aviator has broken out of the confines of its sunglasses box and entered the world of eye glasses too!
Look for glasses with brushed gunmetal wire frames or, if you prefer something a little different and quirky, look for aviator shaped glasses with a bold plastic frame.
As Fast as a Tortoise
When it comes to choosing the colour of your frames, why choose just one colour when you could choose several? Tortoise shell is a red-hot colour and pattern trend for 2018, and its warm blend of rich brown and taupe shades is universally flattering.
Tortoiseshell is one of the very few eye wear trends that works just as well for wearers of glasses and sunglasses, and it has a timeless appeal that is prefer if you’re looking to invest in a high-end pair of sunglasses that will last a lifetime. We love these distinctive Maui Jim tortoiseshell glasses, which offer full rimmed frames designed to suit any face shape.
Honey, I Shrunk the Sunglasses
In recent years, oversized sunglasses have been bang-on trend. In fact, sunglasses have been getting bigger and bigger to the point of saturation. 2018 sees a reversal of this trend, with shrunken micro lenses taking over the runway. We saw these at both Ray Ban and Prada, and where these market leaders go, other brands are surely follow.
Pretty Pussy Cat
Finally, if you’re looking for statement-making sunglasses with an unusual shape, then the Cats Eye is back with a vengeance for 2018, and looking better than ever!
We are big fans of cats eye sunglasses, because they have a vintage feel and a level of formality that so many other sunglasses are lacking. If you want to look fashion-forward, high end, and serious whilst still oozing sex appeal then this season’s cats eye shape is the perfect choice for you.