Top Sunglasses Trends For 2022

April 27, 2022

Looking to upgrade your collection with a pair of fresh new sunglasses? Finding the perfect pair of sunglasses can be tricky. Luckily for you, we've gathered up all the upcoming eyewear trends to find you in style this season. Whether you want to dip your toe into the '70s renaissance with an oversized square pair or go wild with 90s colored frame pairs, these are the best sunglasses trends that are set to be huge for spring/summer 2022.

XL Square

Square sunnies are at the top of this list, giving a subtle nod to the seventies trend. Not only the make a statement look but also upgrade any simple outfit into a fancy look. Keep the rest of your look simple and classic and let your sunnies do the talking.

Isabel Marant, square-frame sunglasses, $240

DIOR, Oversized Black Square Sunglasses, $580.00


SWAROVSKI, Dulcis Pink Statement Sunglasses, $ 300.00

Cat eye 2.0

Ditch the traditional cat-eye and welcome a fresh 2022 update. The new cat-eye with a twist is already on our feeds. Opt for dramatic, pointed corners and a wider take on the traditional silhouette and you're in the right place.  If you really want to lean into the retro feeling of this particular style, look for wingtip detailing, such as an exaggerated point, or opt for some extra dazzle with an embellished pair. Coming in all the classic tones: tortoiseshell, black, red and spring-ready blues, although this silhouette is on-trend right now, due to its vintage feel, it's unlikely to date anytime soon. 


Balenciaga, SHIELD 2.0 CAT SUNGLASSES, $ 490

SAINT LAURENT, Mica cat-eye sunglasses, $ 350


Smooth Rectangular

 A surprisingly wearable shape, rectangular sunnies can become part of your spring capsule. Designer sunglasses by Prada arethebrand of the moment to shop if you’re looking for an investment pair. Look for shapes such as rounded frames in neutral metallics and light-colored acetates for a pair of sunglasses you’ll return to year after year.


Lisa Says Gah, Velvet Canyon Golden Era Sunglasses, $178

Prada, Scultoreo Narrow Sunglasses, $378

Oversized Aviators

There's nothing more than these retro-inspired sunnies that exude a vintage aesthetic. The thicker and larger your glasses are, the more a part of an outfit they become. Add a chunky, fun-colored pair of aviators to jeans and a T-shirt for an effortlessly stylish look.


Le Specs, Tragic Magic 56mm Aviator Sunglasses, $79.00

CELINE, Aviator sunglasses, $450

Colourful 90s

When it comes to the 90s era, there is a revival in everything—from belly chains to mini skirts and colored sunnies. Go for a vintage or recycled pair in pastel or neon hues. Everything in the middle will be proven a bit boring. Don't be afraid to experiment with bold and colorful frames and lenses. Or stick to mellow, pastel shades for soft looks.


Vintage Versace Sunglasses, $519.00

The grass is always greener when you're looking through these Valentino shades.



Jacquemus, Nocio wayfarer-frame sunglasses, $399


Sunglasses with an architectural and futuristic look are major for 2022, from sporty-inspired styles to virtual-world designs befitting the metaverse. Exaggerated interpretations of shields and architectural shapes add newness to rectangular and triangular sunglasses, coming from the biggest fashion houses like Fendi and Balenciaga.


Balenciaga, WRAP D-FRAME SUNGLASSES, $ 490


ACourt Visor Sunglasses in Black/grey$ 315



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