The 7 Trends in Sunglasses That You Need to Know About

SPRING 2018
By Rebecca Carhart for Modern Muse

Everyone knows the easiest way to add flair your look is by throwing on a pair of sleek sunnies. So we've scoured both runway and street trends to bring you the styles — at every price point — that will be the most popular this summer.

Micro-Mini Shades

Image courtesy of Forever 21

Itty-bitty sunglasses are set to be one of the biggest trends of the summer thanks to celebrities and influencers alike sporting the sleek shades. If you aren't sure if you can pull off the miniature silhouette, test the waters with an affordable pair like these Forever 21 Replay Vintage Rectangular Sunglasses. They retail for less than $20, so you won't be too upset if they break or you end up losing them at some point during the summer.

Glamorous Round Sunnies

Round silhouettes have been popular for a while now, but this season's styles have been upgraded with cool embellishments. These chic Miu Miu Stone-Trim Semi-Rimless Round Sunglasses, sold at Neiman Marcus, feature classic gray lenses that will go with everything in your wardrobe. Their crystal and stone flower embellishments give them a high-fashion twist, while the 100% UVA/UVB protection will keep your eyes safe.

Tinted Lenses

Make your surroundings look more colorful this season with chic tinted lenses. Pastel pinks and blues are often fan favorites, but we love this pair of yellow Dior So Real Pop Brow Bar Pantos Sunglassess from Bloomingdale's. The unexpected color adds a fresh spin to your summer look and will pair well with pretty much everything hanging in your closet.

Exaggerated Cat-Eyes

Stay purrrfectly on-trend with a pair of exaggerated cat-eye sunnies. This silhouette is pretty much always in style, but this year's versions have gone to the extreme. Our favorite is the Illesteva Marianne 48MM Cat Eye Sunglasses. The stylish shades are available at Bloomingdale's and come in black, white, and pink.

Multicolored Frames

Want to add a pop of color, but tinted lenses aren't your thing? Opt for a multicolored like these Gucci 54mm Square Sunglasses from Nordstrom. The acetate frames boast bold red, yellow, and blue stripes as well as the brand's signature double G logo. Since the high-fashion sunnies make a statement on their own, make sure to wear them with neutral clothing to avoid looking over-the-top.

Rose Gold Everything

Nothing screams luxury like rose gold, which is why we're obsessed with these insanely chic Linda Farrow Semi-Rimless Aviator Sunglasses from Neiman Marcus. The timeless aviators feature 18kt rose gold-coated vaporized Cridalon lenses and Titanium-plated and 18kt rose gold frames. It's safe to say that you'll embody opulence at its finest when you don these babies.

Flat-Top Sunglasses

For an ultra-modern look, reach for a pair of flat-top shades. These Ray-Ban Flat-Top Boyfriend Sunglasses from Bloomingdale's feature brown tortoiseshell frames that are flattering on all face shapes, along with cool ombre lenses. The simple yet stylish sunnies will quickly become your go-to accessory of the summer, as they'll pair perfectly with everything from fancy frocks to laid-back jeans.