Five Sunglasses Trends To Make You Stand Out

Posted on August 11, 2018

Words: Olivia Ebeling

From boat to beach club, beach club to sunset bar, on a sun-drenched island like Ibiza a statement pair of sunglasses is as much of a wardrobe essential as your swimwear. And, thanks to its famously free-spirited and eccentric spirit, the White Isle’s general dress code of ‘anything goes’ extends to your shades, too. Arguably the most glamorous and flamboyant of the Balearic islands, Ibiza is not the place to hide behind classic black frames.

With the help of Optica La Mar, we have looked at some of the coolest trends for the sizzling summer of 2018. The renowned opticians, fully equipped with an eyesight testing studio and a lab where your lenses will be developed while you wait, is home to a variety of world-famous designer brands as well as cool, up-and-coming labels. This season, the (pardon the pun) eye-catching designs of Philippe V are on the top of our shopping list. And with the help of owner Georg and his team, fluent in English, Spanish and German, you’ll find the perfect pair for your features, vision and style in no time!

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Pastel-Coloured Lenses
One of the hottest trends for the ladies this year, look at life through rose-tinted glasses with this modern take on retro glamour. The stylish design covers two major style points in one with its fashionable see-through pastel lenses and ‘60s inspired shape.

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Miniature Frames
Another huge trend for this year – and one that is not for the faint-hearted – are downsized frames and lenses. Reminiscent of the futuristic shades worn in cult movie The Matrix, they fit right in with fashion’s current obsession with all things ‘90s and early ‘00s. You’ll have to have full confidence in your facial shape to pull these off – it’s no coincidence this is a model favourite – but with Georg’s expert advise, you’re sure to find the pair to suit you!

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Round Glasses
A unisex trend that’s not going away is the round lens shape. Looking equally good on both boys and girls, as this style favourite runs over into another summer pick a pair with added design elements such as coloured glasses or a printed frame to keep the look fresh.

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A sleek, cool take on the sci-fi aesthetic, this statement pair is perfect for hitting up Ibiza’s alternative day-to-night events such as Woomoon and Rebel’s Land, or one of the edgier techno parties like Circoloco or daytime Cocoon. Another unisex style, wear with all-black-everything for ultimate impact.

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The Updated Aviator
There is a reason why this particular shape remains a favourite year in, year out. For 2018, keep it relevant with transparent lenses in a golden-nude hue. These Philippe V beauties embody a modern take on luxurious retro glamour – a classic perfect for any occasion.

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