Tossing on a pair of sunglasses certainly gives an added oomph to an outfit and really just a person’s attitude, in general. I mean, nothing makes me feel more fantastic than some lip gloss and a pair of trendy shades! And speaking of trendy shades, that’s clearly what this article is about, so let’s dive right into the best fall and winter 2022 sunglasses trends.
While sunglasses are an accessory that will remain popular year-round, different styles certainly fade in and out of popularity throughout the seasons. This can be seen in how the cat-eye style took over the ‘60s or how enlarged frames with colorful lenses became a trademark of 2000s chic. Now, as we begin the early years of the 2020s, I can’t say for certain what the eyewear trend for this decade will be. But for this season? That list is below, with fourteen stunning fall 2022 sunglasses for you to choose from.
#1. Back to Black
When you’re dashing out the door for a work meeting come fall, throwing on a pair of black sunglasses will do the trick to make you appear completely effortless. A classic shade when it comes to sunglasses, designers such as Dior, Coperni, and Annakiki all heavily gravitated towards them. But if you’re worried that will make them boring, you have nothing to fear because they are a complete classic!
#2. Extravagance of the Eye
As Sharon Tate’s voice describing the end of the ‘60s becomes a viral audio on TikTok, designers have had a hard time ignoring the call to pull in some of the fun trends from the era of peace and love. While we’ve mentioned different trends that come from the ‘60s before, today, we are focusing heavily on the re-occurrence of the cat-eye sunglasses. Popping up along the runways of Christian Siriano, Aniye Records, and Lanvin, this trend is sure to stoke some nostalgia.
#3. Bugged out
Opposing the slim shades of the cat-eye comes the oversized and boxy look of bug-eyed glasses. A perfect way to shield your eyes from any bright lights, Annakiki, Acne Studio, and Dior all created many pairs to get you ready for the glowing sunlight of fall and the sharp adjustment from indoors to out.
#4. Oversized for the Win
As the models for Giambattista Valli and Daniela Gregis sailed down the runway, I’m certain that Jackie O beamed with pride and excitement at the oversized sunglasses straddling the models’ faces. Perfect for either avoiding getting your picture taken or walking down the street like a movie star, this style of sunglasses will make you feel incredibly glamorous.
#5. Embracing the Oval
An easy medium between small sunglasses and oversized options, oval ones are sure to become something that you’ll fall fast and hard for come fall. With designers such as Fendi, Miu Miu, and Palm Angels highly embracing this trending sunglass shape, there’s nothing to stop you from incorporating this style into your fall fashion.
#6. Blocking the View
Whether you’re shielding your eyes from the sun or averting your vision from people you don’t like, shield sunglasses will become your true savior come fall and winter. With designs ranging from oversized at Vivienne Westwood and Versace to the small and sleek options at Dolce & Gabbana, this is a style that can work on anyone.
#7. Square Care
Easy and angular, square sunglasses have proven to be a great option when it comes to the fall 2022 sunglasses trends. From Coach to Michael Kors, the sharp 90-degree angle seemingly attracted many. Perhaps harder to pull off depending on face shapes, I still argue that this is a trend worth testing out because if you’re talented enough to pull it off, then truly nothing can stop you!
#8. Sporty Sunglasses
Other than football, are there any other fall sports? No, seriously because given all these stunning sporty sunglasses that will surely break loose come fall, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running when it comes to sports, so I really recommend looking into the teams you want to join in the upcoming season. Popular from Prada to Saint Laurent, looking stylish while you sweat could not be easier.
#9. What Glasses?
Simplistic and easy, clear lenses in different trending frames have been providing an excellent backdrop for sunglass trends due to their ability to add an extra detail to outfits. Coming from houses such as Coach, Givenchy, and Stella McCartney, when looking to style clear glasses heading straight for an academic look is always a great option.
#10. Bright and Beautiful Frames
If you don’t feel like having colored lenses (another option on this list), opting for colorful frames is a great choice. Ranging from brighter to duller colors, designers such as Genny, Coach, and Poster Girl all reached into the rainbow to create stunning and exciting frame designs to enamor us all.
#11. All Colored in
Lenses of all hues have become increasingly popular over the decades and are certainly peaking now. An eccentric addition to any outfit that you just won’t be able to resist, sunglasses filled with beautiful shades were shown off at Christian Siriano, Marrisa Wilson, Versace, and Genny.
#12. When Life Gives You Lemons…
This upcoming fall, you won’t be viewing the world through rose-colored glasses but rather with a bit of a golden glow. Casting a light and yellow-y shade around your surroundings, this sunglass trend will surely brighten your mood. Shown off on the runways of LaQuan Smith to Missoni to Gucci, I’m sure you’ll be able to discover some stunning options that suit your style.
#13. Honey, We Shrunk the Glasses!
While oversized glasses did create a bit of stir (and will continue to do so), it was the itsy-bitsy sunglasses that caught our eye at the shows. Popping up on the runways of Daniela Gregis, Emporio Armani, Fendi, Vivienne Westwood, and many others, this is a trend that falls more into the form over function category in fashion. But then, if the form is this beautiful, why not test it out?
If you’re in the mood for twisted swirls, eccentric patterns, and organically shaped frames, this is a season for you. While spring and summer sunglass trends brought on plenty of geometric options, this new and exciting repertoire of sunglasses from the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Daniela Gregis, Han Kjobenhavn, Annakiki, and Giorgio Armani certainly take the cake.
Photos via Vogue, Livingly