There are some trends you look back on and think, what in God’s name were we doing? All-over crimped hair is definitely up on that list for me, and up until recently so were coloured lens sunglasses. Pushed way down to the bottom of my imaginary dress-up box of trends of yesteryear, I didn’t expect to see the day I’d be lusting after a pair of purple gradient lens sunglasses again come around anytime soon. 2017, however, had other plans.
Somehow, I’ve been persuaded that my summer style will not be complete without a screen of coloured glass covering my eyeballs. This has come as a shock to my mostly monochrome wardrobe. I don’t know if it’s just the nostalgia or my ability to be easily influenced by Selena Gomez looking like she stepped straight off the set of Charmed that’s reignited this desire to own specs in every shade under the sun. Regardless, I have several online shopping bags now filled with them.
Though SG might’ve been rocking the coloured lens trend since last year, it’s set to be one of this summer’s biggest trends. From oversized, sunset-orange 70s style glasses to dainty, baby pink 00s faves, any colour and any style goes – as long as it’s bright. My Instagram has seen no end to the porn star yellow aviators, more commonly associated with a Fear and Loathing-era Johnny Depp than a model-off-duty Gigi Hadid.
But alas, here we are. And in all honesty, I couldn’t be happier about this trend. It’s fun, it’s out-there, and it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Paired dressed-down with jeans and a t-shirt it makes a statement without shouting about it. Probably best to avoid the Hawaiian print shirts if you’re wanting to work this look in 2017 though.
I’ve put together some of my favourite styles for you to shop – enjoy!
What’s your take on the coloured lens trend?