Considering fashion’s cyclical nature, it is no secret that trends from past decades are constantly being revived for modern fashion. Accessories are no exception, which is obvious from the current resurgence of round sunglasses. These John Lennon-esque shades are making a major comeback as one of the most coveted sunglass trends of the season! They have become the go-to shape for celebs like Miley Cyrus and Rachel Zoe, and have been spotted in a variety of colors and sizes at many spring/summer 2012 runway shows. If you are looking for a pair of sunnies that are a little hipster with a vintage vibe then this is definitely the style for you.
This Fashionista initially caught my eye due to her laid back yet edgy style. She looks effortlessly cool in a baggy T-shirt, distressed denim cut-offs, black combat boots and a whole lot of bracelets. The sunglasses really just add to her basic outfit by completing her casual, grungy look. I love the gradient effect of her round lenses as it makes them subtly stand out without being too dominant. Plus, the silver frame perfectly complements her blonde hair and light complexion.
The great thing about sunglasses is that they can perfectly accommodate a student budget without sacrificing on style. It is easy to find a variety of affordable shades from stores like Urban Outfitters and ASOS, but you can also opt for classic circular sunglasses like these Ray-Ban frames. Feel free to revamp the traditional look with a plastic frame in your favourite color.
Spotted: Round sunglasses were seen on the runway at Stella McCartney’s spring 2012 fashion show.