A Guide to Spring 2016 Eyewear Fashion

We’ve been watching the Fall/Winter 2016 runway shows, following all your favorite fashion designers, and keeping tabs on celebrity street style to see what trends are going to be hits this spring. After all, stylish accessories are what we do best. Here’s our definitive guide to the looks you’ll want to be wearing this year.

For Women

Shield your eyes in style with oversized angular frames, glamorous upswept silhouettes, and the most noteworthy trend this year — rounded shades with an eye-catching mirrored lens.

Chic Square

Reminiscent of screen sirens from the golden era, oversized square sunglasses accentuate retro glamour. And nothing says old Hollywood like a pair of these frames to showcase your sleek sense of style. For spring, brighten up a bit with square acetate sunnies in a smokey gray shade. We’ve seen this color on the runways at the Paris Haute Couture shows and can’t get enough. Kate Bosworth, Gigi Hadid, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley make an airport run look extra chic with their vintage-glam angular shades.

TRY: Go big or go home with bold, square-shaped frames in a gorgeous shade of gray.

Stylish Circular

One of the hottest trends of the season, round frames are updated with a metal bridge and mirrored lens for spring. The contrast between a retro tortoiseshell finish and a pop of color make this look a total style sensation. It’s no wonder we’ve seen this style on trend setters like Kate Hudson, Gigi Hadid, Alessandra Ambrosio, Karlie Kloss, Olivia Palermo, and Kendall Jenner — just to name a few.

Expect to see shades in a variety of mixed materials including animal prints, marble finishes, and tortoiseshells. Mirrored lenses in every color imaginable will be seen come spring and summer

TRY: Classic tortoiseshell frames make a stunning statement, while gold mirrored lenses reflect light on these modern, eye-catching sunglasses.

Sophisticated Cat-Eye

Cat-eye frames and fashion go hand-in-hand. They’re the equivalent of a little black dress — classic, timeless, and they’ll never go out of style. 2016 is all about the modernized cat-eye. Angular silhouettes, jeweled adornments, and larger-than-life frames breathe new life into this perennial fashion fave.

We’ve been lusting over a pair of Rayban cat-eye frames for their signature super-glam appeal. It’s no wonder Miranda Kerr, Olivia Palermo, and Taylor Swift love this polished look. Check out their savvy street style — if only we could look this good while strolling the streets!

TRY: An elegant oversized tortoiseshell frame complimented by a warm brown gradient lens

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