Accessories are sometimes the most fun way to dress up an outfit and in summer we get one more accessory to play around with – sunglasses. There are so many styles to choose from in all manner of shapes, sizes and colours and the right pair can really make a summer outfit.
This season, YOU’s fashion junior Jessica Carroll has identified the four key sunglasses trends of summer 2022: cat eye, rectangular, oversized and aviator. Oh yes, if you thought we’d left aviators behind in the 2010s, thinks again – thanks to Tom Cruise and the release of Top Gun: Maverick, 70s-style aviator sunglasses are back in business.
With their extended shape, cat eye styles add a certain Parisian elegance to an outfit; oversized shapes add drama and can elevate even the plainest jeans and tee look; rectangular style sunglasses come via the current Y2K trend, when tiny pink-tinted sunnies were all the rage.
Keep scrolling for Jessica’s picks of the best sunglasses to buy this summer that tick off the four big trends – even better, they start from as little as £6.99 and most are well under £50, so you can dip your toe in a new trend without having to splash the cash.