You may wonder if oversized sunglasses are still in fashion, and the answer is a resounding YES! This season, big, large sunglasses are the hottest must-have accessory in your wardrobe if you want to look like a movie star. But how to actually wear an oversized sunglasses without looking like you are insane?
Oversized Mirrored Sunglasses Trend
If you asked me a couple of months ago, my opinion was – go for a more sophisticated sunglasses shapes, skip the oversized trend. It’s a common opinion that classy shades are a staple, you can’t go wrong with them. And it is partially true. If your style is elegant and minimal, you probably choose classic (read boring) shades.
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Though, I enjoy styling vivid pieces and encourage you to try some of them too. The oversized sunglasses style became popular in the 60’s, when First Lady Jackie Kennedy, a fashion symbol of her time, started wearing them to keep a low and discreet profile. And who could forget the iconic Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s wearing oversized sunnies?
Oversized sunglasses have been a big deal in the eyewear fashion scene for at least a couple of years now, and I am seeing more and more oversized frames on the catwalks, red carpets, and in new ranges from many of the top designers.
Read related: The Best Affordable Statement Earrings That Look Expensive.
The good thing about trendy pieces is that most of the times you are able to buy them from very affordable shops, such as ASOS, boohoo, Misspap, Misguided etc. So a style experiment will not break your bank account, but will guarantee lots of fun! Oversized mirrored sunglasses are really IN right now. Style a pair of sunglasses in one of your outfits and you will automatically stand out from the crowd.
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How to Wear Oversized Sunglasses Without Looking Crazy
…not that it’s a bad thing, for, example, I don’t mind looking a bit erm… bright! Big glasses make a statement, but strike a balance between your style and what you can pull off. Otherwise, your outfit will look unbalanced.
There is only one rule in fashion – wear what you are comfortable in. If you feel that the particular sunglasses style resonates with your current mood, go for it and wear it with anything you want. Only you know how does your style work.
Though, if you are only starting to incorporate oversized sunglasses in your wardrobe, here are a couple of outfit examples for you:
- Wear your sunglasses with skinny jeans, graphic logo T-shirt and loafer.
- Try to style oversized sunglasses with a floral print dress, cross-body bag and wedges.
- Why not wear your sunglasses with the denim shorts, sweatshirt and trainers? Add a backpack for a proper streetwear look.
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Watch my Youtube video featuring this outfit to get inspired!
I hope you enjoyed this look and found my opinion on how to wear oversized sunglasses without looking crazy helpful. Make sure to check my style advice column to get some more outfit and wardrobe ideas.
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
Do you have a favourite pair of sunglasses? Would you wear oversized round mirror sunglasses?