Pull Out Your Shades for Spring 2019 with These New Eyewear Trends
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Pull Out Your Shades for Spring 2019 with These New Eyewear Trends

Although we are still seeing quite a few dreary, chilly days, before you know it the sun will be out, the weather will turn warm, and you’ll need to pull out your shades to protect your eyes. Of course, if you want to stay on-trend, you’ll want to catch up on the hottest eyewear trends for Spring/Summer 2019. 

We have put together some of the different styles, shapes, and colors seen on the runways so you can update your shades with a few new picks from the many spring 2019 designs. 

What’s Out for Spring 2019

Seafolly Women's Cairns 55Mm Aviator Sunglasses - Black

Seafolly Women's Cairns 55Mm Aviator Sunglasses - Black

$79.00

Before jumping into all the newest eyewear trends, it’s important to be aware of what looks are out in sunglasses this year. Through the years, aviator sunglasses have been extremely popular for both men and women and seen on celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian, and Brad Pitt. Even Old Hollywood stars like Audrey Hepburn loved this style. This year, aviators were missing from the spring runways. 

They’re a classic style, so feel free to rock them if you love them or let them sit out a season as you try one of the newest eyewear designs. 

Sunglasses in Sporty Styles

Many of spring’s hottest trends are falling on the sporty side like the popular surf and skateboard trends picked up by many top designers, and sunglasses are no exception. Sunglasses in sporty styles like mountain climbing sunglasses or flat top sunglasses all were popular on the runways. While some sporty styles come shield or flat top accents, other sporty frames had feminine accents like scarf temples designed to match your outfit. 

Shield Sunglasses 

Shield sunglasses, especially a sporty take on these shades, were especially hot on the spring 2019 runways. What makes these pieces stand out? They’re not bi-framed like many sunglasses – instead, they’re made of one large piece of material that covers the bridge of your nose and the eyes. Popular among snowboarders and surfers who need more serious eye protection, these shades showed up on the runways of Stella McCartney, Tom Ford, Miu Miu, Gucci, and Rick Owens. 

Patterned Sunglasses Frames

According to Who What Wear, patterned sunglasses frames are big this spring, and it’s no surprise since patterns are one of our favorite things about spring fashion. Black and white patterns, animal prints, polka dot prints, and even scribble patterns were all popular on the spring runways. 

Choose patterned frames that match your outfit or keep your outfit basic and take it up a notch with a pair of patterned sunglasses. 

Dolce & Gabbana Women's 55Mm Gradient Oval Sunglasses - Black Leopard Gradient Mirror

Dolce & Gabbana Women's 55Mm Gradient Oval Sunglasses - Black Leopard Gradient Mirror

$340.00
Jimmy Choo Eyewear leopard print round frame sunglasses - Brown

Jimmy Choo Eyewear leopard print round frame sunglasses - Brown

$392.00
Dolce & Gabbana Eyewear glitter leopard-print sunglasses - Black -10%

Dolce & Gabbana Eyewear glitter leopard-print sunglasses - Black

$241 $217.00
Zaful Leopard Bar Hollow Round Pilot Shield Sunglasses

Zaful Leopard Bar Hollow Round Pilot Shield Sunglasses

$11.49
Zaful Leopard Pattern Match Black Sunglasses

Zaful Leopard Pattern Match Black Sunglasses

$5.44
Zaful Leopard Pattern Integrated Oversized Sunglasses

Zaful Leopard Pattern Integrated Oversized Sunglasses

$6.62
Roberto Cavalli Designer Sunglasses, Asdu 730S 52F Havana Leopard Brown Sunglasses

Roberto Cavalli Designer Sunglasses, Asdu 730S 52F Havana Leopard Brown Sunglasses

$290.00
Smith Women's Cheetah 53Mm Chromapop(TM) Polarized Sunglasses - Honey Tortoise/ Grey Green

Smith Women's Cheetah 53Mm Chromapop(TM) Polarized Sunglasses - Honey Tortoise/ Grey Green

$169.00
Vestal Acetate & Stainless Steel Round Sunglasses "De Luna'leopard Tortoise/Grey

Vestal Acetate & Stainless Steel Round Sunglasses "De Luna'leopard Tortoise/Grey

$110.00
Vestal Acetate Double Bridge Sunglasses "Salton'leopard Tortoise/grey

Vestal Acetate Double Bridge Sunglasses "Salton'leopard Tortoise/grey

$110.00
Rosegal Leopard Pattern Integrated Oversized Sunglasses

Rosegal Leopard Pattern Integrated Oversized Sunglasses

$6.37
Smith Women's Cheetah 54Mm Mirrored Round Sunglasses - Crystal Mediterranean/ Purple

Smith Women's Cheetah 54Mm Mirrored Round Sunglasses - Crystal Mediterranean/ Purple

$99.00
DIFF Women's Bella 50Mm Sunglasses - Leopard Tortoise/ Brown

DIFF Women's Bella 50Mm Sunglasses - Leopard Tortoise/ Brown

$85.00
Dolce & Gabbana Eyewear leopard print cat-eye sunglasses - Neutrals

Dolce & Gabbana Eyewear leopard print cat-eye sunglasses - Neutrals

$206.00
Dolce & Gabbana Eyewear leopard print cat eye sunglasses - Brown

Dolce & Gabbana Eyewear leopard print cat eye sunglasses - Brown

$330.00
DIFF Women's Becky Ii 55Mm Cat Eye Sunglasses - Leopard Tortoise/ Brown

DIFF Women's Becky Ii 55Mm Cat Eye Sunglasses - Leopard Tortoise/ Brown

$85.00
D'BLANC Women's Rare Fortune 57Mm Oversize Sunglasses - Gold/ Havana Leopard Tortoise

D'BLANC Women's Rare Fortune 57Mm Oversize Sunglasses - Gold/ Havana Leopard Tortoise

$180.00
Dolce & Gabbana Women's 50Mm Round Sunglasses - Leopard Gold Glitter

Dolce & Gabbana Women's 50Mm Round Sunglasses - Leopard Gold Glitter

$310.00

Sunglasses Go Big on Bling 

the day AKIRA Divine Embellished Sunglasses

the day AKIRA Divine Embellished Sunglasses

$14.90

While embellishments and jewels are pretty common on high-end sunglasses, for spring 2019 designers have taken bling to the extreme. Shades were actually ‘dripping’ with bling this year, with designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, and Prada getting on board with this fun trend. Jeweled chains, frames encrusted with pearls and jewels, and gold frames formed into logos are all popular choices to add to your collection if you want to bling out your shades this spring. 

Cat Eye Sunglasses Stay On-Trend 

Although they’re not new (they’re actually rooted in ‘50s and ‘60s fashion), cat eye sunglasses are on-trend again for spring 2019. These flattering, feminine shades add a touch of sophistication and glamour to any spring look. This is why they’re so popular among celebrities like Miranda Kerr, Gwen Stefani, and Rihanna

Choose cat eye shades in bold colors and pair them up with outfits that feature your curves (think a curve-hugging dress) for a sexy look. 

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