What’s common between Audrey Hepburn and Ranbir Kapoor, Michael Jackson and Saif Ali Khan? It’s the sunglasses they sport or sported!
Some of the most-loved sunglasses of today are inspired by the iconic frames worn by celebrities, decades ago. Even with so many new trends and styles entering the scene, these classic sunglasses have stood the test of time and have retained their charm.
Certain styles of sunglasses like aviators, cat eye and wayfarer have had such a huge impact on the wearers that they were, and still are, highly coveted by the fashion conscious.
Classics with a twist
Classics are long standing favourites, no doubt, but classics with a modern twist make the perfect accessory for the young go-getters of today as they best reflect their personal style and attitude which is a blend of traditions, culture and modern thinking.
Awesome Aviators: Conceptualised for pilots and ensuring perfect protection, Ray Ban aviators made their way into the closets and hearts of commoners and movie stars alike. One of the most comfortable and practical styles, they’ve been recreated by many eyewear brands, with trendy modifications and detailing like distinct lens colours, mirror coating, intricate nose bridges and modified shapes for both men and women. Youthful and affordable brands like Fastrack and Vincent Chase to designer names like Gucci, Burberry and John Jacobs, each brand has its version of this classic shape.
Catchy Cat eye: From Grace Kelly to Deepika Padukone, the glamourous trend of cat eye sunglasses has spanned generations. The angular browline of these shades, add a look of pride and stature which is why they’re a red carpet favourite synonymous with high fashion and glamour. These shades for women come with varied sweeps, styles and embellishments. From D&G’s ultra-luxurious to Vogue’s subtle style, one can experiment a great deal with these graceful shades.
Winning Wayfarers: The uber-cool and effortless style associated with wayfarers has kept them in the must-have list of the fashion-conscious for several decades. What has kept them going is the fact that the style was redesigned by Ray Ban in 2001 and made less angular and smaller. They now look sleeker and suit almost any face shape. Cited as the best-selling sunglasses design in history, wayfarers are now back with a bang in a host of colours, styles, and trendy details. Starting with Ray Ban, Oakley, to affordable brands like Lee Cooper, Fastrack and many more, have come up with fun versions of the classy wayfarers.
Whether your style is retro or fun, you’ll never go wrong with vintage classics like aviators, wayfarers, rounds and cat eye. You can keep the novelty factor and bring out your unique personal style by choosing versions with a modern twist. Simply pick a quirky variation and make it your own.