"She thinks she is sitting on the French Riviera sipping champagne," read one complaint on Twitter.
In celebration of National Sunglasses Day, June 27, Yahoo Lifestyle has sorted out the six hottest shades trends of the summer, all modeled by stylish celebrities.Sunglasses may have originally been meant for practical purposes, but they’ve obviously become just as much — if not more — of a fashion symbol. Take, for example, the season’s biggest breakout eyewear trend: tiny sunglasses. They are almost completely impractical, but that hasn’t stopped fashionistas such as Kylie Jenner, who sported a pair on the Met Gala red carpet earlier this year.But it’s not just about tiny sunglasses. Kaia Gerber is helping reinvigorate the retro ovals made famous by Kurt Cobain, while Gigi Hadid is helping jump-start sporty eyewear, a style bolstered recently by an appearance at runway shows for Rihanna‘s Fenty Puma as well as Louis Vuitton.Sunnies can be, after all, a reflection of personalities and moods, such as with Victoria Beckham, who recently launched her “It’s a dark but happy place” collection. “You could say I’m slightly obsessed with sunglasses — I never leave the house without a pair,” Beckham tells Elle. “When I’m wearing sunglasses, I like to joke that I’m in my ‘dark but happy place.’ There’s always the hope that wearing sunglasses will encourage the sun to shine too … living with the British weather, you have to be optimistic, you know!’Here, shop 36 sunglasses that will surely suit your summer mood and style, as inspired by Kylie, Kaia, Gigi, and others.Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle:• MMA fighter takes on masculinity in flowery new fashion campaign • 12 small-framed sunnies inspired by Alexander Wang x Gentle Monster collaboration • Katie Holmes loves to wear Jamie Foxx’s sunglassesFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
The shades possess a futuristic appeal, similar to those worn in“The Matrix,” which is cited by Keburia as inspiration.
Israel Adesanya, an MMA fighter who started out as a dancer, is now modeling in Karen Walker’s latest eyewear campaign looking a lot less macho than he does in the ring.
Oh, small-framed sunglasses — the current, predominant trend on Instagram and celebrity It girls everywhere. This barely-there accessory has been stripped of its sun-protecting purpose, but boy, can they complete any look. Especially now, when everything old is new again.From fanny packs to oversized blazers, crop tops, and a pair of high-waisted pants, if you put them all together you can easily emulate Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Selena Gomez or Dua Lipa, who have all been spotted with their choice of small frames propped on the bridge of their nose — the finishing touch on their ’90s-esque outfits.But it wasn’t until designer Demna Gvasalia sent out models with small black sunglasses down the runway of Balenciaga’s Spring 2017 show that this trend really took flight. And after Alexander Wang’s most recent FW18 collection, we have reached peak Matrix. Wang has given a whole new meaning to “80s corporate,” pairing his terrifyingly chic looks with the small-framed sunglasses in his latest collaboration with Korean eyewear brand, Gentle Monster. Sadly, this black sleek pair, dubbed “the CEO sunglasses” isn’t out yet. However, make sure you sign up for that email alert to let you know when they are available because we are sure they’re going to sell out fast. Now, if you can’t wait for the collab to drop, don’t worry. We’ve put together 12 small-framed sunnies that will (hopefully) bring out the CEO in you, no matter your budget.Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle: • Alice + Olivia rewrites Bill of Rights to reflect women’s rights at fashion week presentation • These hairy heels have a surprising connection to ‘Black Panther’ and natural hair • Real women are front and center in DVF’s new Spring 2018 campaignFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
After visiting Puerto Rico on Tuesday, then heading to Las Vegas the following day, Melania Trump returned to the White House late Wednesday. Wearing a black lace skirt with a cotton sweater, she accessorized with a patent leather belt, high heels, and sunglasses — at night. FLOTUS was also criticized for wearing sunglasses to meet Puerto Rico residents earlier in the week, with some saying her mirrored shades made her seem aloof and unapproachable.
Although the first lady tried to pull together a utilitarian look for the occasion, her stilettos are throwing people off.
On Monday, Aug. 21, an epic cosmic event will take place for the viewing pleasure of people across the United States. During the “Great American Eclipse,” the moon’s shadow will travel from west to east. The total eclipse will occur along a narrow zone, called the path of totality, but a partial eclipse can be seen across the nation. It is being called the greatest celestial event of the decade, but what many people don’t know is that if you try to observe this spectacular event without proper eye protection, you could go blind. ...
Are we the only ones who think it’s funny that Off-White’s Virgil Abloh debuted an all-black collection of sunglasses? Anyway, yes, the famed designer, who also serves as Kanye West’s creative director, has expanded his portfolio yet again, collaborating with eyewear giant Warby Parker for a limited-edition range that manages to be both high fashion and ultra affordable. At the signature Warby price of $95, the three simple-yet-versatile rectangular styles—aptly named Small, Medium and Large—mark the designer’s reach into the mass market. “Both Off-White and Warby Parker were born from the idea that good products shouldn’t be limited to a small community,” says Warby Parker co-CEO Neil Blumenthal in a statement about the partnership. “It only feels natural to collaborate on a frame that’s equal parts accessible and elevated.” And considering the on-trend Matrix-inspired shapes, it’s no surprise the shades are selling out fast. Shop your size here.
Happy National Sunglasses Day! We can all agree: No summer look is complete without a great pair of shades. And while you surely have a favorite old pair that you default to when the weather heats up, why not try some fresh 2017 sunnies on for size? In honor of the holiday, we’ve pinpointed the top seven trends that should be on your radar—and in your wardrobe—this season.
“Art can change the world” was a philosophy the late great American artist Robert Rauschenberg believed in. The socially-conscious eyewear brand Warby Parker, meanwhile, believes that creative problem solving drives social change and improves the livelihood of individuals and communities. This month, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation has teamed up with Warby Parker to create a limited-edition collection of sunglasses to celebrate the Museum of Modern Art’s upcoming exhibition on the artist: “Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends.” As a part of the deal, the glasses company has made a donation to the artist’s legacy grant program, which provides fellowships, travel, and research stipends to artists and organizations of all disciplines addressing global challenges through creative work.
Rihanna, known for her fashion-forward style, is often spotted in runway looks long before they hit stores — and is unafraid to wear high-fashion items that the masses would typically stay away from. Take, for example, Rihanna’s most recent Comme des Garçons look at the Met Gala, or the full-body mesh suit, fresh off the Gucci catwalk, she wore to Coachella. And only a few months ago, RiRi stepped out wearing Saint Laurent’s highly coveted Fall/Winter ’17 glitterati boots before anyone else, and before they’ve been stocked in stores.Still, Rihanna’s style, although beloved, is hardly attainable, if only for the sheer amount of designer merch she wears on a daily basis.Fortunately, there’s one way you might just be in luck: Rihanna has been spotted wearing a stylish yet affordable pair of Kurt Cobain–style white rimmed sunglasses by Raen Optics. Clearly, the sunnies are a favorite of hers, as she’s appeared in them on numerous occasions. And the best part? They cost $135.Raen Optics was founded in 2008 by brother-duo Justin Heit and Jeremy Heit. Justin had previously served as the creative director of Nixon before launching his own design firm, Libre Design Agency, in which he helped get several brand identities off the ground, so it was only a matter of time before he started his own company.Today, Raen Optics is “inspired by the classics,” as its Instagram page states. The collection is a mix of vintage styles reworked with a modern twist — including the Raen “Flatscreen” that Rihanna wears, which was produced in collaboration with surfboard designer and artist Alex Knost. The style is available in black, plus a tortoise version called “Brittle” and a navy hue called “Spare.”Click ahead to see Rihanna rocking her Raen Optics sunglasses not once, but four separate times. Then head on over to Raen.com to get your own pair of glasses that are both timeless and hip.Read more from Yahoo Style + Beauty:•The Best Indie Jewelry Brands You Need on Your Radar •MTV Movie and TV Awards: What Everyone Wore •The Most Stylish Proms From Our Favorite TV Shoes and MoviesFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty.
If you thought croakies were just for your dad and dorks, boy were you wrong — and Salma Hayek is proof. The actress attended Paris Fashion Week’s Stella McCartney show on Monday in a pair of game-changing sunglasses, reinventing an old trend for the front row.
Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid don’t leave their daring style on the runway. After they both walked the supermodel-filled show, also featuring Naomi Campbell, Doutzen Kroes, Irina Shyak and Adriana Lima, they were seen holding hands as they left the venue from what seems was a different decade. In vintage-style sunglasses, Bella channeled the 1980s while Gigi teetered between the 1960s and 1970s.
Items all around you expire every day: the milk in your fridge, and even the products in your vanity. But the latest item to be given an expiration date is certainly the most unexpected. According to a new study from researchers at the University of São Paulo in Brazil, your sunglasses can lose their UV-blocking power over time with just […]
“We started Warby Parker to create an alternative.” As an added bonus, the company also helps provide vision to those in need using the popular one for one model. Pass the maple syrup.” A photo posted by Warby Parker (@warbyparker) on Jul 26, 2016 at 11:01am PDT A photo posted by Warby Parker (@warbyparker) on Jul 22, 2016 at 5:44pm PDT While shipping to Canada has been available since 2012, the new bricks and mortar location will be the first opportunity for Canadians to try the frames on in person without having to cross the border.
Dior had the sunglasses of last year with “So Real.” This year, they’re hoping to capture the Zeitgeist again with their new 2016 shades. Meet the DiorSplit.
sMIDO Milan Eyewear, the largest international eyewear show in Milan is the equivalent of fashion week of the eyewear world where the best, latest and innovative eyewear are unveiled to the rest of the world. According to the official data, in 2015, the United States accounted for 30.5% of the total sunglasses-frame exports from Italy, with statistics showing no sign of a slow down and summer being just round the corner, we bring you the biggest trends in sunglasses, inspired by the runway and what we saw at MIDO. Get ready to throw some serious shade people!