Last year was undoubtedly the year of skinny sunglasses, with seemingly everyone donning the retro, tinier-than-ever shades. Which prompted us to wonder, Are the glasses really doing their job to block out the sun when they're that petite? A debatable topic indeed. And if you thought that sunglasses trends couldn't get any odder in 2018, just wait and see what we have in store ahead. Hint: The skinny style is far from over—in fact, it's just evolved into a newer (yes, even skinnier) iteration for the new season.
Prepare to see the following shapes, styles, and colors on just about everyone you follow on Instagram. If you think we're crazy for suggesting that neon color schemes and sportswear-inspired shapes will take center stage this year, be patient. We're pretty much betting on these four sunglasses trends to become the only ones that matter this year. In other words, you should consider shopping out the best pairs on the market right now before you start spotting them on everyone else.
Just when we thought that our sunglasses couldn't shrink any further, the next wave of the skinny trend appeared. For spring, the tinier the frame, the better.
This red pair will make an all-black outfit pop.
It doesn't get much tinier than these skinny sunglasses.
Inspired by wraparound sports sunglasses and athletic eyewear come the newest "ugly" shades to hit the market. They're so unstylish that they're stylish, you know?
Think of this pair as the elevated version of the sports sunglasses.
Get the retro look for much, much less.
If you're ready to take the plunge into the futuristic sunglasses game, this pair is a must.
This spring is bringing a fresh crop of shades in candy-coated coloring. Whether it be marigold, fuschia, or lime green, we can't help but feel happy just looking at these bright options.
We'd wear this bright pair with a classic denim-on-denim combination.
The shape that everyone in fashion swears by just got a fresh spring coating.
We didn't think we'd love this color on sunglasses until we came across these.
Graduate from your classic pair of cat-eye glasses for something with much more originality. Go for sharp angles with a retro twist.
See how Aimee Song styles this pair.
Even if you only wear these a handful of times, they'll still be worth it.
Appear totally sleek (and maybe a little unapproachable) in these sharp, angular shades.
Clear, see-through details are inundating just about everything this spring, from shoes to bags, and sunglasses are certainly not immune to the trend. Opt for a pair with clear frames for a look that complements pretty much anything else you'll wear.
Despite the overwhelmingly popular skinny styles, we still think a slightly oversize pair of shades will never not be in style.
Go for a classic rounded shape.
This pair's slightly green tinted lenses are actually so flattering.
Now that you have all the information, go forth and find your own new It shades of the season (before all your friends do).