Top trending sunglasses on Instagram
Whether you’re shopping for an inexpensive pair of colorful statement sunglasses or investing in some high-quality shades for everyday wear, the options can be overwhelming.
Then, once you factor in any prescription needs, all-important UV ray protection and lens coatings, finding stylish specs that check all the right boxes can make shopping even trickier.
Why don’t we help narrow down your sunglasses search by taking a peek at the trending sunglasses styles on Instagram? Seeing what's trending can spark some ideas for ways you can look stylish while also effectively shielding your eyes.
Retro aviator styles
This timeless style is flattering on all genders and perfect for those who prefer to keep things classic but still trendy. Plus, the aviator shape works well for both plano and prescription sunglasses.
If you’re in the market for a pair of iconic aviator sunglasses, make sure the lenses in your new frames adequately block UV rays — 100% UVA and UVB or 100% UV400 shield is best. And consider outfitting them with some gradient lenses for added style and protection.
Whether you want prescription sunnies or you’re just looking for some fun plano (non-prescription) sunglasses, mirrored lenses are a great way to add some fun to your look and shield your eyes at the same time.
These stylish shades are available in just about every color and frame shape imaginable, so you’re guaranteed to find a reflective style you’ll love.
If you’re looking for an easy way to add some fun color to your look, reach for a pair of monochrome shades. Available in a myriad of colors and shapes, you’re bound to find a pair to suit your unique style.
These colorful sunglasses are enjoying their moment in the sun, but it’s important to remember that some options are better suited for low-light or short-term wear due to the risk of color distortion and eye strain.
If a certain monochromatic style catches your eye, make sure they’re safe to wear in the sun before you buy.
Sporty shield frames
You don’t have to be heading to the slopes to sport your flashy shield sunglasses.
This reflective style will help you stay on-trend while effectively guarding your eyes from the sun, with many styles even featuring a wraparound design that covers the temples.
Not only are these eye-catching shades trending, but some shield sunglasses also include higher impact-resistance, making them a great choice for outdoor activities and as sports sunglasses.
Why not make a statement with your protective sunwear? There’s no need to settle for a classic shape when you prefer to stand out in a crowd. In fact, atypical shapes like hexagons, stars and hearts are all the rage but will still let you buck tradition.
Even fashion houses have jumped on this shapely trend, with geometric designer sunglasses popping up in eyewear retailers all over the world.
These fun specs may attract attention and admiration, but they might also attract harmful sun exposure if they aren’t outfitted with the proper UV protection and coverage. It’s also important to remember that due to their unique shape, many of these geometry-inspired sunglasses frames won’t be available for prescription use.
Find some sunglasses that are truly you
Whatever style you settle on, it’s important your new sunglasses show off your best you. They should also keep your eyes safe so you can sit back and enjoy fun in the sun.
Page published in February 2020
Page updated in September 2021