The Sunglass Trends In-the-Know Girls Are Wearing

Sunglasses serve a dual purpose in the fashion world: a) protecting the wearer from the swarms of photographers awaiting them outside the shows and b) making them look cool no matter how much sleep they got. Along with bags, shoes, and iPhone cases, they're an accessory we'll always take notice of—particularly if they're a unique style.

Other than Anna Wintour, who consistently wears her signature Chanel sunglasses, most showgoers prefer to switch up their shades to suit their outfit, and this season, there were some definite trends that stood out from the pack, from retro-inspired cat-eye frames to Star Trek–worthy space-age styles.

Below, see and shop the five sunglass trends that dominated Fashion Month this season.