John Lennon inspired, round framed sunglasses made a huge comeback on the runway a couple years ago, making its way from runways to celebs like Solange, Beyoncé, the Kardashian sisters, the Olsen twins and more and going mainstream about a year ago.
The trend is still going strong with plenty of labels like The Row, Karen Walker and Gucci offering the retro shape. Even Ray Ban, known for their Wayfarer and aviator styles has taken on the retro frame trend with a selection of round frames.
Round sunglasses add a quirky, laid-back touch to any ensemble. Thicker frames like Yvonne Nwosu’s statement shades are a fun take on the trend and wire frames, like Mo’Cheddah’s, channel that ’70s feel.
Let’s not forget the guys. Will.I.Am has been a long time fan of the style and they work with his urban hipster style. Jaden Smith’s black wire framed pair works the rocker vibe with a plain black tee.
I think this a trend that’s great for adding a playful touch to any look so I say we let it rock on a little longer!
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