Summer is here and plans to spend time outdoors are pouring in from all directions – picnic in the park, a day at the beach or in the mountains, and that long-due vacation. At a time like this, it’s important to have your summer essentials handy — that is, a sunscreen you trust, a season-friendly wardrobe, and a pair of trendy sunglasses. We’ve already addressed your queries regarding sunscreens and ideas to stay fashionably cool and trendy this summer, so, now it’s time to talk about the ultimate pair of sunglasses for you.
Did you know that a good pair of sunnies can multitask? They can not only help elevate your fashion game but also protect your eyes from the harsh glare of the sun.
If you’re looking for inspiration for a new pair of sunglasses this summer, then you might want to scroll down. We’ve curated ideas with the help of those who are constantly dressing to impress – Bollywood stars! Check out some sunglasses trends we love that we’ve recently spotted celebrities sporting. And to make shopping easier, we’ve also added recommended stores from where you can buy such pairs.
Oversized retro frames
If you wish to add a bit of fun and drama to your overall style this summer, pick a variation of oversized sunglasses in a shape that speaks to you.
Sita Ramam star Mrunal Thakur was spotted wearing a pair of such sunnies — Ibisco by John Jacobs Eyewear — for the Zee Zest April digital cover shoot in Sri Lanka. Mrunal’s pair featured a circular and chunky acetate frame with gradient lenses; and made her look every bit groovy by the beach.
Our picks: Ibisco by John Jacobs (on Mrunal), classic black oversized sunglasses by Pipa Bella by Nykaa Fashion, Modern Glamour gradient butterfly sunglasses by Molsion on Tata Cliq Luxury
Round-framed sunglasses continue to be in vogue. They boast the power to create a chic and playful look. The key is to seek out dark hues, monochromatic pairs, and metallic rims. You can even check for full or half-embellished rims for that extra glam look.
Take notes from Bollywood actors Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Rakul Preet Singh and Kangana Ranaut. They show you how to wear these sunglasses to complement Indian and Western ensembles.
Our picks: Classic round gold sunglasses by Giorgio Armani on Sunglasshut.in, half-rimmed round sunglasses by Miu Miu on Ajio Luxe, round sunglasses by Polaroid on Tata Cliq Luxury, Conway street sunglasses by The Tinted Story
Another timeless fashion accessory that continues to make an impact is the pair of mirrored sunglasses. However, they are no longer limited to aviators or skinny frames (remember, the ones athletes wore?). Effortlessly chic, such pairs feature reflective lenses (mirror coating). You can choose from a range of colours, including blue, green, grey, and yellow.
Our picks: Blue mirrored lens unisex sunglasses by IRUS on Nykaa Fashion, mirrored lens sunglasses by Ray-Ban on sunglasshut.in, mirrored round sunglasses by Carrera on Tata Cliq Luxury
Not in the mood for the usual brown and black lenses? Make a statement with colour-tinted lenses. Choose from options such as blue, orange, pink and purple, and style your sunglasses with retro-inspired fashion trends such as bootcut jeans, cargo pants and polka dot dresses. They are sure to add a pop of brightness to any fashion look.
When shopping for a pair of tinted sunglasses, you have two variations to pick from – a monochromatic pair with lenses and frames in a similar colour; or one with tinted lenses framed by printed or embellished rims. Whether it’s a vacation or a sunny-day brunch, these sunglasses will become your go-to pair.
Our picks: Geometric sunglasses by SCOTT eyewear on Lifestylestores.com, Gunmetal transparent full-rim geometric sunglasses by Vincent Chase on Lenskart, Liege yellow-tinted sunglasses by John Jacobs (on Mrunal)
Not too big, not too small, the rectangular-shaped sunglasses are quite popular among Bollywood divas. Take, for instance, this recent look sported by Bollywood actor and producer Anushka Sharma.
Such a pair makes for a joyful addition to your summer wardrobe if you have an oval or round-shaped face. The rectangle of the sunnies' frame balances out the features of your face and looks flattering.
Our picks: Sculto Reo sunglasses by Prada on Sunglasshut.in, Grey rectangle sunglasses by Vogue Eyewear on Nykaa Fashion, Blue forerunner rectangular sunglasses by Vogue eyewear