From wired frames to micro sunnies, this years’ eyewear trends are proving that bigger isn’t always better. While we don’t see our beloved oversized specs clearing the catwalk anytime soon, lightweight metals, pastel hues and futuristic frames are at the forefront this season.

Futuristic
Who would have thought those tiny sunglasses Keanu Reeves wore in The Matrix would make such a splash in the world of fashion, nearly 20 years later. Our Instagram feed is lighting up with celebrities and influencers alike rocking these sci-fi, futuristic shades. Meant to cover just a sliver of your eyes, designers like Miu Miu (pictured above), Prabal Gurung and Louis Vuitton are kicking things up a notch with brow bars and colourful accents.

Round
You may say we’re dreamers, but we’re not the only ones fantasizing over this John Lennon-inspired look. Round, retro and iconic, this style can elevate even the simplest of outfits and serve as the perfect transition piece from day to evening.

Translucent
Clear framed glasses are getting a makeover! Designers like Gucci and Badgley Mischka are adding a subtle pop of colour to their frames, while other label such as Sonia Rykiel, Marques’ Almeida and Versace are taking things one step further by blending their colourful, translucent frames into the lens for an overall seamless look.

Thin Metal
Lightweight and barely there, this street style trend is making waves on social media with everyone from influencers to actors to athletes embracing the svelte look. Channel your inner hipster with a pair of delicate, geek-chic wireframed specs.

Pastel
The fashion world is always drawing inspiration from previous decades, and it’s clear that the ‘90s are playing a major role in shaping this years’ eyewear trends. Our love affair with pastel hues is heating up once again with the return of the tinted lens. From baby blue to sage green to mellow yellow, these coloured glasses are taking the form of cat eyes, aviators and square frames.

Looking to try these trends at Square One? Visit our store directory and click on eyewear & opticians for a full list of our sunglass shops. 

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Kiki Khosla

Internet darling Kiki Khosla is a Toronto-based lifestyle blogger and freelance writer. Hailing from the world of runway and print, this former beauty editor and model has been named as one of Toronto’s top influencers for her blog Kikikhosla.com.