If you care to look back, dear readers, you’ll remember that last summer a milky tidal wave of white sunglasses crashed upon our shores. Well this year that pallor is going to be replaced with nearly neon and brazenly bright frames in shades of corn yellow, mango, and ultramarine.
The trend has already taken off amongst the celebrity crowd, as many famous faces are ditching their basic black shades and starting to hide behind colorful frames instead. The eternally fashion-forward Mary Kate Olsen is an early adapter, per usual. She was spotted scampering between shows during Paris Fashion Week wearing orange crush-worthy shades (we think they were Defenders by the uber cool Fendi sunglasses btw).
Sienna Miller is also caught up in the color frenzy and prefers her sunglasses in a sharp turquoise. We can’t help but think this particular shade shall be the breakout hit as we roll into summer.
Our reasoning is as thus: Karen Walker is offering insanely cute frames in the perfect bright blue and that color really shows off a tan (a good thing, in our book). The blues aren’t your only option of course, as Rachel Bilson showed the world recently. She chose to wear classic Raybans in a ruby red shade while running errands in LA. You can also opt for a decidedly non-mellow yellow, per Posh’s example. Victoria Beckham showed off her frames in a sunny shade of yellow during playtime in a Beverly Hills park with her kids last week.
Many of our favorite Spring 08 runways also showcased colorful frames. We saw fantastic options at Marni, the aforementioned Karen Walker, and Karl Lagerfeld, to name a few. DKNY, Louise Goldin, Miu Miu, and Loewe also showed hints of bright frames, furthering our point that this is a pervasive trend in the making.
You don’t have to buy designer sunglasses to get this look—though, of course, you can—because enticing options abound at many different price points. Neither the DNA Cowboy Aviators ($38) in dark orange nor Jeepers Peepers Teddy Sunglasses ($24) in blue or green will break the bank. Shades lovers might want to spring for one of Karen Walker’s sweet pairs. We particularly love the bright blue of her Deep Freeze Sunglasses ($170), as well as the shape and color of Walker’s Super Strength Sunglasses in Corn Yellow ($300).