With London Fashion Week just gone, you might be slightly confused on what the major sunglasses trends are for this Spring/Summer 2012.
Celebrities have been seen wearing the latest sunglasses trend and more soon will follow. Some of the styles are re-occurring and whilst others are catching on. This post has been put together to give you an insight into the selection of sunglasses which we think will be big trends for these warmer seasons to come.
Sunglasses Trends For S/S 2012
Cat Eye Sunglasses
Some may have seen slight glimpses of the style making its comeback in 2011. Cat eye glasses were even featured in Beyonce's 'Why Don't You Love Me?' video and this year, Rihanna had the same look in her video for 'You Da One'. It's no doubt that we'll all be going cat-crazy for these sunglasses this Summer.
If you like cat eye sunglasses, you might like the Tom Ford Nikita frames which has been seen on Kim Kardashian. Cat eye sunglasses are available in a range of colours and frame styles to suit each face type.
Gradient sunglasses are very popular and will be a big seller for 2012. The gradient effect looks great in all frame shapes from cat eye to aviator style. Gradient sunglasses have been very popular in the celebrity world. Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, and Miranda Kerr have all been seen wearing this style.
If you love gradient sunglasses, you might like the Ray Ban Folding Wafarer. The classic Ray-Ban wayfarer style will stay a massive hit throughout the year, it's a look that never really wears out.
Sporty sunglasses are making their way back into the limelight this Spring. Models from Chanel 'sported' the look at London Fashion Week 2012. If you are daring enough, you can opt for sporty sunglasses a la Lady Gaga or, if you prefer a more understated look then opt for sunglasses like Sean Paul.
If you fancy sports sunglasses, you may like the Carrera or Prada Sport models. Both of these sports-inspired brands offer the wearer a lifestyle frame with a sporty look.
Reflective sunglasses are no longer a weird style staple. Reflective (or mirrored) sunglasses were seen on the catwalk at Anna Sui S/S 2012 from designers such as Cynthia Rowley. The look has also been spotted on celebrities such as Dakota Fanning and Kate Beckinsale. The reflective eyewear trend stems from sporty eyewear trend.
To experiment with reflective sunglasses, Oakley and Ray Ban are excellent brands. If you are looking for a luxury brand, Chanel has also taken on this trend. Oakley is well known for their advanced technology and innovative ideas, throwing conventional out of the window. Ray Ban mirrored aviators are great if you're aiming for a revamp on a popular iconic frame.
If you love colour and plastic frames, why not have some fun with them? Go for bold and funky shapes like the heart-shaped ones below, or play it safe and go for simple styles like Eva Longoria and Kylie Minogue. Use colour to express your personal style, taste and personality.
Most sunglasses are already made of plastic so your choice is down to colour and style. Ray Ban and Carrera have brilliant collections of funky and bright sunglasses for you to choose from.
Look out for our range of prescription sunglasses in the upcoming months. Prescription sunglasses will mean the end of carrying two pairs of glasses around and having perfect vision all year round.
Click the link below to see Fashion Eyewear's collection of prescription sunglasses: