Ever since 2021 began, we've been hitting refresh and embracing the energy the start of a new year brings—especially in fashion. Today’s trend focus is eyewear. Eyewear is perhaps the most personal accessory, as it is not always one-size-fits-all, and by now, you’ve probably found which styles suit your face shape. This season, designers gave all of the beloved, timeless eyewear silhouettes the update we never knew they needed. They are focusing on the balance of novelty, statement-making frames, and timeless designs. Think a classic cat-eye shape but with a modern update like a narrower, more angular shape or the notorious aviator with a reflective or coloured tint.
From mood-boosting colours and XXL oversized frames to subtle retro references, we’re revealing the eyewear shapes that will be everywhere this season—and better yet, the ones you can shop now.
A sporty look
This summer, we saw a massive trend in sportswear, particularly tennis-inspired outfits. Continue this trend into 2021 by opting for a sportier frame with a sleek, performance aesthetic. Pair these with a classic white T-shirt and light-wash denim, and your look is complete.
The nostalgia feeling of retro frames is not going anywhere this season. With the resurface of Y2K trends, update your round frames with novelty design elements like crystal embellishments or bright-coloured lenses.
Futuristic square frame
The rectangle shape has been having a moment this year and practically took over our Instagram feeds. In 2021, elevate your rectangle sunglasses with bright-coloured, acetate frames.
Cat-Eye is a classic
The cat-eye is undoubtedly a forever shape when it comes to eyewear. This season, the cat-eye got a modern update with narrower lenses to create a more dynamic, angular look.