Summer is coming along in Europe and the US and that is a synonym of crowded beaches and streets. Well, we have to be honest here: what’s a better season than spring and summer?
I know some of you won’t agree with me, but think about it: when it’s warm, we usually feel cheerful, more disposed even, and so we feel like going out more, getting together with our friends, doing some sport outdoors, eating healthy…
Not to mention that the beaches in both North America and Europe tend to be filled with beautiful people just parading lots of fashion pieces and accessories. And here we remain expectant for what the news in fashion will be.
When the topic is summer, sunglasses come first. These super-important accessories, no matter the season, can become an all-around piece on different daily or night events. You just gotta have style.
Thinking this way, I talked with two fashion experts to hear their ideas on sunglasses trends for the summer in Europe and in the US. There are lots of options and I’m certain you’ll like some. Check out the sunglasses Caroline Souza, a style consultant, and Renato Costa, the CEO of Voulez Inteligência Corporativa e Educacional and an expert in style and fashion history have recommended.
The perfect colorful lenses for the creative man that likes to make a mark by photographing himself (aka selfie). They’re perfect to compose cool, colorful looks, with different prints.
Long pants, shorts and printed tees, sandals and unusual pieces in the guy’s wardrobe, like kaftans, go perfectly with this style. For casual events.
Ideal face type: square, oval and round.
Timeless and unique. Featuring green lenses and golden frame, they’re perfect for the vain kind of guy. You know, those guys who are into slim pieces, leather pants and shirts put together with tailored vests and immaculate pointed shoes. They may be worn to formal occasions, but will look better worn casually.
Ideal face type: triangular and oval.
Modern and featuring lightweight frames, these will please the casual, modern kind of guy. The guy who likes to wear jeans and plaid shirts or jeans and combat boots.
Ideal face type: oblong, round and oval.
A luxurious, sophisticated Italian brand whose differentials lie on the fact that you can fold the sunglasses as well as their material, acetate. Their polarized lenses add more comfort to your sight as well as give your look a special touch.
You can wear them with casual pieces, jeans, white shirts, a navy blue blazer or even with light twill shorts, light cotton shirts with folded sleeves and loafers.
Ideal face type: oval, oblong, triangular or square.
Featuring acetate frames, they are available in several colors. And when we think of clothes that go well with this piece, it’d be nice if you could invest in some twill shorts, shirts, stripped tees, slim twill pants with cropped hems.
Ideal face type: round, oblong, oval and triangular.
A style defined as “Clubmaster”, they were very common in the 80s and 90s and are now back again promising to be a hit. This model brings the modern, the youth of the acetate, the sophistication of the metal frame all rolled into one. For the summer, lighter or gradient colors. Jeans, shirts and tee shirts go very well with them.
Ideal face type: square, triangular and oval.
The symbol of the 70s hippie movement and John Lennon. For decades they remained forgotten, but have now come back with versions that feature metal and acetate frames. The most popular version in acetate is the tortoise shell with light lenses, and in metal, matte dark lenses. Casual, weightless natural fabrics are a great pick to wear with them.
Ideal face type: oval, triangular and square.
- Gucci Square-frameGeometric sunglasses (square). The most popular for the season is the acetate in one dark color only or gradient, and also in two colors, a darker shade (on the outside) and lighter (on the inside). A hit with button-up shirts, V necklines, jeans and combat boots.
Ideal face type: oval, oblong and round.
Also known as the “owl style”, these models featuring round lenses and raised sides with little details have been common on eyeglasses, but have now gotten their new sunglasses version. Recommended for the righteous kind of guy (slightly nerdy) to go with slim-fit contemporary pants and shirts.
Ideal face type: oval, oblong, triangular and square.
And to wrap it up, here are the fabulous wooden glasses. The brand I picked is a pioneer when it comes to wooden pieces. They’re young and contemporary, and what makes them different is precisely their material, with natural texture, which has everything to do with summer.
That’s a great alternative in case you’re sick of the traditional acetate and metal. We recommend it for both the city and the beach. Weightless natural looks may be composed by pants, shorts, linen shirts, leather flip flops or Vans sneakers (or the like).
Ideal face type: Oval, round and oblong.
As I think you’ve noticed, we’ve mentioned the ideal face type several times. And so that you get a better picture of what that is, I suggest you read an article I wrote about the right glasses for different face types.
That’s it, bro. Don’t just go thinking any sunglasses will look good on you. On the contrary, actually. There are the right ones for each face type. And that’s what you have to take into account before getting yourself a pair.
Other than the face type, the occasions you wear the sunglasses are equally important. After all, you can’t wear the very same sunglasses to the beach and to work, for example.
That is precisely why I indicate the ideal face type for each piece. So you can’t go wrong really. I mean it.
Now it’s up to you, my dear reader. Check out the best sunglasses for you and rock your style, always following the summer trends in the US and Europe. Who knows, maybe you’ll use the occasion to plan a trip around wonderful beaches. In that case, don’t forget to comment on both the sunglasses and the trip here. I’m sure it’ll be a success.