Sunglasses never miss a spot on the list of hottest summer trends and this season, it seems like almost everything goes.
Tinted lenses, aviator glasses, thin wire-frames, double bridges, vintage round frames, white frames, tortoiseshell frames, rimless, half frames and flat tops – even square frames are seeing a return.
Summer 2018 burgeons with a choice. There is an array of frames from designer brands which can be personalized with lenses to accommodate your vision needs.
"By pairing new lens technologies with innovative frames, it is possible to get quality, precision eyewear that meet your vision needs as well as your lifestyle while remaining on trend. In fact, the opportunities to personalize your summer eyewear are almost limitless,” says Ruahan Naude, CEO at Dynamic Vision, adding that the harsh South African summer sun calls for sunglasses that are protective.
As much as sunglasses are all about making a fashion statement, lenses should be polarized and provide protection against UV-A and UV-B rays.
“South Africans typically spend a lot of time outdoors in summer. Fashion eyewear bought off the shelf typically does not deliver much protection against UV-A and UV-B rays. If you are someone who enjoys an active or outdoor lifestyle, you should prioritise quality lenses that will protect your eyes. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean you have to compromise on aesthetics,” says Naude.
Here are the top 4 trends consumers can expect to see this summer:
Oversized round and aviator glasses
Flat top sunglasses
Tortoiseshell glasses in different colours