5 Spring Eyewear Trends That Fashion People Will Wear in 2021

I consider sunglasses to be one of the most essential accessories and practically live in them the moment I step outside. I have plenty of styles in my wardrobe—ranging from aviators to cat-eye shapes to ‘90s-inspired frames—but I’m always on the lookout for the new silhouettes of the season. Right now, there are some key spring eyewear trends that have already been adopted by the fashion crowd and are set to be huge as we move into summer.

If you’re into classic shapes, you might want to try out the pilot sunglasses we’ve been seeing everywhere. Rather than metal aviators, we’re seeing acetate frames with lenses in unexpected colors like orange and navy. If you want something trend-forward, sporty sunglasses are making a big resurgence, thanks to brands including Bottega Veneta, Miu Miu, and Marine Serre who put them on the map in their S/S 21 collections. Ahead, let’s dive into the 5 spring eyewear trends to know about.

Pilot Sunglasses

Spring eyewear trends: pilot sunglasses



You'll be sure to spot pilot sunglasses everywhere on Instagram and TikTok. The large, rounded frames are a cool retro shape that has been reimagined in offbeat shades.

Sporty Sunglasses

Yep, sporty sunglasses were one of the biggest eyewear trends on the S/S 21 runways and we're already seeing fashion people flock to the wrap-around shape.

'80s-Inspired Sunglasses

Spring eyewear trends: '80s-inspired sunglasses



XXL sunglasses always seem to make a resurgence but this time around we're seeing them in angular '80s shapes and tortoiseshell finishes.

Futuristic Sunglasses

From funky rectangular shapes to shield silhouettes, futuristic sunglasses are being embraced by designers including Jacquemus and Loewe, so you just know they're going to be big.

Logo Sunglasses

With the rise of subtle logo fashion items, we're again seeing fashion people embrace logo sunglasses. Here, you'll find more classic shapes like wayfarers and D-frames.