Throwing Shade: The Sunglasses Trends of 2023

Throwing Shade: The Sunglasses Trends of 2023


Sunglasses are like a secret weapon in our fashion arsenal, and these shades are not to be taken lightly

Sunglasses are simply those tiny windows to the soul that shield our eyes from harmful UV rays and let us secretly people-watch without being caught. Picture this: the year is 2023, the sun is shining, and you’re on a quest for the perfect pair of sunglasses. However, in this day and age, they’re not just shades anymore, but also statement pieces. They’re like the superheroes of our summer accessory arsenal, saving us from squinting into oblivion and making us look effortlessly cool—or at least attempting to.

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Sunglasses 2023 Trends
Photo: KENDALL JENNER (via Instagram)

Rectangle renaissance

Move over, circles and squares, because rectangles are having a moment. It’s like geometry class, but without the math—just pure, unadulterated style. Hailey Bieber is totally on board, and when it comes to fashion, who are we to argue with the trendsetters? 

rectangle sunglasses
Photo: HAILEY BIEBER (via Instagram)

Wraparound wonder

Remember those wraparound sunglasses that were the epitome of Y2K coolness? Well, they’ve busted through the time-space continuum and landed right back on our faces. These shades are like a snug embrace for your peepers, with a touch of futuristic flair and a splash of nostalgia. Want to up the ante? Go big or go home with the extra-oversized versions that are practically begging for their own zip code.

Sunglasses 2023 Trends
Photo: BALENCIAGA (via Instagram)

The cat’s meow

If there’s one thing that never goes out of style, it’s the cat-eye shape. But hold onto your Audrey Hepburn swoop because this year, the cat-eye is getting a fierce makeover. It’s like the classic cat-eye had a caffeine injection and transformed into a sharper, more daring version of itself. So whether you’re sipping cocktails on a rooftop bar or strolling through the city streets, these shades are your new sassy sidekick.

cat-eye sunglasses
Photo: PRADA (via Instagram)

Sporty spectacular

Who says you can’t look sporty and chic at the same time? Prada has teamed up with your inner athlete to create sunglasses that are practically shouting, “I may not run marathons, but I sure can slay in style.” Whether you’re sprinting after the ice cream truck or casually strolling through the park, these shades have got your back and your eyes.

Sporty spectacular 2023
Photo: PRADA (via Instagram)

Candy-colored delight

Roses are red, violets are blue, and your sunglasses? Well, they’re a whole rainbow of hues! From punchy pinks to sea-glass blues, these candy-colored lenses are a sweet treat for your face. It’s like taking a bite of your favorite candy, but without the calories. Who knew sunglasses could be so deliciously stylish?

colorful sunglasses
Photo: ZARA (via website)

And there you have it, the crème de la crème of sunglasses trends for 2023. From wraparound wonders to candy-colored delights, there’s a pair for every personality and every mood. As the sun sets and we take our glasses off, we’re left with a sense of excitement for what the world of eyewear will bring in the years to come. The future is bright, and it’s through these lenses that you’ll be viewing it. Besides, the secret to a pretty face is staying in the shade.

Featured Image: KENDALL JENNER (via Instagram)

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