Summer Fashion 2019: Sunglasses
by Optoplus / May 2019
This summer, fashion shows are hosting a variety of pastel and neon colours, as well as fringes, animal-prints, and even feathers straight out of the tropics. But no matter how much fashion changes from year to year, sunglasses remain indispensible. More than being simply practical and protective, sunglasses constitute a timeless fashion staple. Representing summer itself, sunglasses always add the final touch to your summer outfit!
Even if the majority of brand names now feature unisex collections, they still celebrate classic femininity, specifically with sunglasses. Etnia Barcelona, for instance, boasts elegant and audacious frames. In the end, what is the ultimate feminine trait? Curves! That’s why fine oval glasses—like rounded cat eyes, or better yet, subtly curved aviator sunglasses—are all the rage. More than just shapes, these styles drive home a more feminine finish, with soft, translucent lenses and lustrous frames. If you’re looking for the hottest pastel colour for your sunglasses, warm pink has become quite vogue, for frames and lenses alike.
Naturally, fashion brands could not explore one end of the spectrum without soon embracing the other: timeless masculinity. What complements curves? Straight lines and right angles! Complementary to more traditional round glasses, masculine sunglass models use geometric frames that highlight the jawline. Like their feminine equivalents, these glasses embody their sex, right down to the materials. Case in point: noble and robust materials, like steel, are on the forecast for men’s glasses this summer.
Oval Eyeglass Frames
We often hear the adage, “Fashion is cyclical.” It is true for the fashion world as well as fashion itself; some researchers even believe that all possible eyeglass shapes had already been discovered by 1960. Effectively, being fashionable today is only a matter of reviving and adapting old shapes and styles. The same is true for sunglasses. For example, oval glasses are still in vogue, but their frames are narrower and the lenses are now coloured (as this summer, with pink). Another example of a timeless trend would be the small, round sunglasses made legendary and immortal by John Lennon in the 1960’s. Popular as it may be, this particular style speaks to a specific audience, as it symbolizes both a lifestyle and a crafted look. Go for round or oval sunglasses—it’s a statement in itself!
Live the Dream with Deep and Elegant Colours
Audacious, sensual, and prime pastel colours mark the latest, but not the least, fashion trend of summer 2019. It’s no surprise, seeing as soft pink is the very definition of freshness—like pink lemonade. Even a more sober colour like taupe can give you a certain cosmopolitan elegance, no matter the outfit. As part of a more vibrant palette, tropical blue and green are always in fashion and add flash to your style. And let’s not forget the latest colour to show off this summer: burgundy. Did Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind give the colour its sensual, mysterious allure, or was it the other way around? Either way, burgundy is an emotionally rich colour, and so has earned the title for most dramatic colour of the summer.
At the end of the day, the most important is that sunglasses protect your eyes, from UV rays as well as blowing dust. Think of sunglasses as sunscreen for your eyes. But rather than stay plain white, sunglasses can complement your summer style! OPTOPLUS offers a variety of styles—frames, colours, and materials—all of which are in vogue this summer. Drop by a clinic and see for yourself!
Looking for inspiration? Take a look at the 2019 Summer Lookbook. For a modern, trendy look, try the Etnia Barcelona models!
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