5 Spring Eyewear Trends That Fashion People Will Wear in 2021

Kristen Nichols
·3 min read

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

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.

Shop the trend:

Lexxola Damien Sunglasses ($190)

Zara Oval Sunglasses Premium ($50)

Chanel Pilot Sunglasses ($480)

Carrera Pilot Sunglasses ($69)

Gucci Aviator Sunglasses ($565)

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.

Shop the trend:

Bottega Veneta Acetate Wrap-Around Sunglasses ($550)

Ray-Ban Wraparound-Frame Sunglasses ($66)

RAY-BAN 59mm Rectangle Wrap Sunglasses ($134)

Urban Outfitters Bobby Sporty Shield Sunglasses ($20)

Bottega Veneta Acetate Wrap-Around Sunglasses ($525)

'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.

Shop the trend:

The Attico Ivan Oversized Tortoiseshell-Acetate Sunglasses ($206)

Persol Polarized Rectangle Sunglasses ($310)

Bottega Veneta D-Frame Gold-Tone Metal Sunglasses ($440)

Le Specs Subdimension D-Frame Tortoiseshell Acetate Sunglasses ($59)

Dior Dior Clan 1 Pilot Sunglasses ($100)

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.

Shop the trend:

Jacquemus Les Lunettes Soleil ($319)

Urban Outfitters Rory Shield Sunglasses ($20)

Loewe Mask Sunglasses ($430)

Krewe Wisner Sunglasses ($275)

Bottega Veneta Acetate Flat-Top Square-Frame Sunglasses ($375)

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.

Shop the trend:

Saint Laurent Monochromatic Cat-Eye Sunglasses ($191.25)

Balenciaga Dynasty Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses ($450)

Gucci Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses ($375)

Fendi Oversized D-Frame Acetate Sunglasses ($355)

Chanel Square Sunglasses ($505)

Next, discover 7 trend-forward basics that will reach cult status in 2021.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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