4 Trendy Ways to Style Your Sunglasses This Fall
With fall right around the corner, it’s about time for a much-needed wardrobe change. While a previous post guides you through the basics of a fall makeover through repurposing essentials like blazers and skirts, you can further elevate your season-specific style by accessorizing with a pair of sunglasses.
Although typically associated with the summer season, this eyewear can add an elegant touch to your outfits while also protecting your eyes from the sun, wind, and other outdoor elements. So, here are four trendy ways to match various sunglass styles and designs with your fall-friendly outfits.
Cat-eye frames for a chic ensemble
When it comes to fall fashion, French girls are the ultimate inspiration for an elegant yet carefree style. While the Harlequin or cat-eye frames were developed by American designer Altina Schinas in the 1930s, their unique and luxurious shape goes well with the chic autumn staples of Parisian fashion. The subtle, slimmed-down versions of cat-eye frames from designer brands like Miu Miu and Prada help you achieve a feminine look when worn with a silk scarf, while oversized shades with gold embellishments from Versace complete an ensemble of a trench coat and leather boots.
2. Classic frames for a vintage-inspired look
Much like cat-eye frames, the distinct outline of the Wayfarer suits any face shape. This frame style also took off in the 1950s, making it the perfect accessory for vintage-inspired looks consisting of soft knits and classic silhouettes. As the originator of Wayfarer sunglasses, the eyewear brand Ray-Ban offers the classic Wayfarer in various colors that you can experiment with. You can try pairing the polished gold frame and violet lenses with a muted floral dress and kitten heels. Meanwhile, the combination of gold frames and brown lenses suits a knit cardigan and skirt in autumnal colors like orange, burgundy, and cinnamon.
- Wraparounds for a sporty fall outfit
If you’re in the mood for something more modern and contemporary this fall, you can never go wrong with sleek wraparounds. The sporty elements of wraparounds have been featured in the runway collections of designers like Balenciaga and Vetements, usually paired with black monochrome outfits and oversized outerwear. While it’s common to see this frame style in black, all-white wraparounds from Marine Serre can elevate fall-friendly athleisure outfits like an oversized sweatshirt and leggings, a half-zip jacket and lounge pants, or a matching gray tracksuit.
- Tinted frames for a pop of color
When layering simple fall outfits, it’s easy to go down the route of neutral palettes like brown coats, beige jumpers, and white slacks. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with this tried-and-tested layering formula, but why not add a pop of color through tinted plastic frames? Modern labels like Gentle Monster have a range of acetate frames in bold colors like yellow, pink, and bright red. Meanwhile, luxury brand Loewe has released the Anagram Round-frame sunnies in yellow and orange for those in need of groovier, chunkier styles.
Clearly, while summer essentials like tank tops and sundresses take a back seat this season, sunglasses are here to stay. Aside from providing year-round protection from the sun, a pair of sunnies in the trendiest frame shape and style can add another dimension to your usual fall outfits. For more tips on all things related to fashion and lifestyle, be sure to check out the rest of our blog posts.