The sun is out, the weather is getting warmer, and you’re going to need some stylish sunglasses to protect your vision, and of course, look chic. Like last year, the sunglasses trending for 2020 are fun, different, bold, and offer the right amount of oomph for outfits, while also providing plenty of classic styles. This year, you will be seeing square and rectangular frames, oversized sunnies, classic tortoiseshell, fun pops of color like pink and orange, futuristic sunglasses, and cat eyes that go the extra mile.
To get you all set for shining in the sun, albeit responsibly during COVID-19, we did some online shopping, finding 15 pairs of sunglasses that will instantly update and accessorize your summer ensembles. Added bonus? They’re relatively affordable!
Quay x Lizzo FLEX Sunglasses
Classic cat-eye sunglasses are given a modern makeover for 2020. Look for exaggerated details, fun colors, and cool embellishments. This two-tone pair is from Lizzo’s collaboration with Quay Australia.
Available at quayaustralia.com, $55
BP 61mm Gradient Round Sunglasses
Glamorously oversized sunnies are another big trend for this year. They offer major protection from the sun, and instantly make anything you wear them with look more luxe. Within this trend, you can opt for the also-trending square frames, round frames, or large aviators.
Available at nordstrom.com, $11.40
Forever 21 Skinny Rectangular Sunglasses
The great thing about seasonal trends is that there is something for most everyone, and options on completely different ends of the spectrum. While oversized frames are on-trend, so are super small frames, continuing the trend for seasons past. Think small ’90s-inspired rectangular, or oval sunnies for a look-at-my-eyes effect.
Available at forever21.com, $7.99
Zenni Premium Cat-Eye Sunglasses 1110919
Summer sunnies are also all about color. Pink frames and lenses, and other options in all sorts of fun, vibrant colors, as well as sleek neutrals, will be offered in abundance. You’ll also be seeing sunglasses with matching frames and lenses in terms of hue.
Available at zennioptical.com, $29.95
Giant Vintage BIRTHDAY Smoke/Heart Rimless Sunglasses
Remember those rimless sunglasses with tiny crystal hearts that both Chloé and J-Lo dropped in the 2000s? Well, they’re back for 2020. Giant Vintage offers these deadstock (never worn) sunnies that’ll give you the authentic look.
Available at giantvintage.com, $22
Giant Vintage TABITHA White/SD Cat-Eye Sunglasses
Want a pair of sunglasses that look crisp and bold, but still go with most of your outfits? Then opt for some with white frames. Many sources are saying that these are on trend for the year, but they’re classic enough to keep in your sunnies drawer por vida.
Available at giantvintage.com, $16
Forever 21 Round Brow Bar Sunglasses
Sunglasses with a brow bar are another accessories trend you should know about. The bar offers a bit of interest on a pair of sunnies, and offer a vintage touch (brow bars were a part of the original aviator sunglasses, and have been featured on sunnies ever since).
Available at forever21.com, $7.99
Akila VERVE Sunglasses
Now is the time to have fun with your sunglasses. Sure, you have black, brown, and other neutral options, but do you have some in rich pops of color? Try an on-trend matching frames/matching lenses pair in a fierce color, like cobalt blue.
Available at akila.la, $85
Sunny yellow, and orange, frames are also trending for shades. They go with many neutral colors, like brown, navy, and white, and just look like pure sunshine. This pair by Urban Outfitters combines the yellow-frame trend with the trend of geometric frames.
Available at urbanoutfitters.com, $18
Quay x Chrissy AFTER HOURS
Chrissy Teigen also dropped a collection with Quay, and in it, we found these stylish tortoiseshell pair (they’re also available in other colorways). A classic print is exaggerated for a modern silhouette, resulting in sunnies both timeless and bold.
Available at quay.com, $55
Akila AERO Sunglasses
Another fab pair of Akila sunglasses is the AERO, shown here in throwback, yet also trending, neon green. This shield style is also going to be popular for the season/year.
Available at akila.la, $140
Quay x Lizzo ICY Sunglasses
Lizzo’s sunglasses collection with Quay contains a lot of stylish options for the summer. Another pair we love is the ICY, an on-trend, embellished option, that also comes in white. Embellished sunglasses, including those that only have detail on the top of the glasses, will be trending for the season/year.
Available at quayaustralia.com, $65
Dolls Kill Tiny Triangle Lightning Bolt Sunglasses
On the teeny, tiny side of the sunnies spectrum are these cool geometric sunglasses by Dolls Kills. They represent two current trends–a triangular/geometric shape, and hued lenses.
Available at dollskill.com, $15
Free People Sundown Oversized Aviator Sunglasses
Aviators are considered a classic, and will most likely always be in style. But, if you want to wear a more modern, 2020 pair, opt for ones in a larger size. Oversized aviators look more dramatic, trendy, and attention-grabbing.
Available at freepeople.com, $20
Urban Outfitters Barb Oversized Rimless Sunglasses
Speaking of oversize sunnies, we also found this summery pair at Urban Outfitters (that also comes in black). The throwback, rimless style, that includes a small crystal star, is a nod to the 2000s, but the larger size and boho hue says 1970s.
Available at urbanoutfitters.com, $9.99