Sunglasses, like every other area of fashion, go through their phases in the limelight. 2023 is all about the mix, given the rise in microtrends over the past year. If you feel a bit of whiplash, I feel you, so do I. Instead of snagging the trendy designer sunnies, trade them for similar styles under $20, and save your cash for quality timeless shades instead.
Ready to see the styles that are a must for 2023? Let’s get into it.
Sunglasses Trends for 2023
Certain styles are universally timeless, which is why the majority of my collection is just Ray-Bans. It comes down to cost-per-wear for me, making quality investments is always of utmost importance. Hold onto your vintage style frames and classic color basics: they’re forefront this year. The vintage revival this year has blown this up across almost every vintage style of frame.
Swap out your classic black or brown frames for a lighter-hued version for that Sophia Richie classic look with a trendy twist. This year, bright neutrals with colored lenses (and vice versa) are taking over along with funky shapes. It doesn’t matter what style you go with either. Pick a frame style that fits your face shape the best, and run with it! I’ll be honest, white or cream frames are actually SUPER fun to wear…they go with literally everything too. Find my faves below! You don’t need to spend tons of money on sunglasses either to rock the trend. The high quality of many below makes them look more expensive than they are.
The biggest trend of the year: unusual shapes paired with bright colors. I couldn’t help myself when I found a lookalike for the flower framed Loewe sunnies that have been the rage this year due to Sophia Richie’s honeymoon style posts. It’s not a trend I see myself wearing for long, so having an affordable option to try them out for the season before reselling was key. The styles below are some of my favorites of the year, almost all are $20 and below.
I’ve really been vibing with these recently. I picked up a few in this style last year to expand my sunnies style a bit, and LOVE them. Oddly enough, they’ve become some of my most used pairs in my collection. The wide rectangle frames look great on just about every face shape IMO. It’s a safe trend to hop on because of that! My favorite mostly affordable picks are below.
That’s it for sunglasses trends for 2023! Which style are you leaning toward the most? Let me know in the comments! For more tips on mastering your style, wardrobe, and beauty products, head to my fashion and beauty roundups.