It's not even officially summer yet, and from the looks of Instagram, it already seems like the sunglass trends of the season are decided: white, Kurt Cobain–esque oval frames; cat-eye everything; and '00s-era tinted lenses—right?
Well, it turns out there's another contender nipping at their heels, and it comes with a seal of approval from Miu Miu, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Saint Laurent… Need we go on? Embellished, look-at-me shades are poised to have a major moment this summer (and surely on the streets of fashion week come September)—and with options adorned with colorful gems, flashy crystals, rows of faux pearls, and allover glitter, there's something for everyone (provided you don't mind the extra attention, that is).
Miu Miu, in particular, has spearheaded the statement-shade trend season after season, and right now its maximalist accessories seem particularly relevant. Elle Fanning, the face of the brand and reigning queen of off-duty style in Cannes this year, topped off nearly every one of her outfits with a pair of glittery, crystal-studded, or otherwise crazy-cool sunnies—and frankly, we can't wait to try this trend at home.
Below, shop 15 pairs of embellished sunglasses, from Gucci's OTT cat eyes to Free People's budget-friendly pink shades.
Of course Gucci's take on the cat-eye trend involves gold-rimmed ruby crystals.
Princess-worthy and Elle Fanning–approved.
Blingy shades don't have to cost a small fortune.
These are designed by a RuPaul's Drag Race star, so you know they'll bring the drama.
Be prepared to have strangers coming up to you left, right, and center when you wear these.
These have space-age vibes in the best way possible.
These are begging to be worn with a dramatic caftan.
We all need a pair of rose gold sunglasses in our lives.
Not your grandmother's pearls, that's for sure.
Who says seeing the world through rose-colored glasses has to be a bad thing?
See? Florals don't have to be prim.
We can't decide what we love more: the tinted lenses, translucent frames, or trios of stars.
No, it's not just you—these are skip-a-rent-payment cool.
Meet the next iteration of the white sunglasses trend.
This sunny orange will add a little color to your denim-and–white tee routine.
Bring on the glitter.