This season’s Fashion Month has been the first preview into next year’s hottest trends and we could not be more excited. From New York to London and Milan to Paris; despite being worlds apart in terms of style, several recurring trends have popped up at all four corners to show us just what looks we will be almost definitely rocking in SS15.
Luckily at B Sunglasses we like to stay ahead of the fashion curve and are always looking for ways to wear these trends with sunglasses before anybody else. Not brave enough to take the full plunge with a full outfit?
Here’s a subtle way to wear the best trends on next years’ catwalk with only your shades.
TransparentFabrics, Sheer Panels and Cut Out Designs
Things got a little sassy on the catwalk this year with an abundance of slinky sheer fabrics. Mesh, lace and see-through silk blends gave a grown up hint of flesh with light breathable materials being ideal for the summer. Sparkly pasties may not be your thing so one way to wear this trend without revealing what you had for lunch is to apply the same rule to your shades. These transparent shades are versatile and lightweight whilst the D&G lace give just the right hint of sultry femme fatale.
Gingham, Plaid and Checks
More commonly associated with the Autumn months, designers brought back checks in a big way for the upcoming Spring. Girlish gingham’s, sophisticated plaid and houndstooth gave the country girl a city savvy new look. Understandably, head to toe check might not be for the faint hearted so why not accent your outfit with a pair of check specks instead?
Hot pinks and pastels which are plastic fantastic
Jeremy Scott’s SS15 collection for Moschino was the talk of Milan Fashion Week this year with his Barbie inspired runway show. We saw bubblegum pinks, pop culture kitsch and colourful plastic accessories in full size glory to make the five year old girl in any fashion lover jump for joy. However, a pink tracksuit or tropical ballgown is difficult to pull off for us mere mortals but us more reserved types have oversized shades as our savior. These Barbie inspired frames retain that high fashion plastic look without being too tacky; especially bold in pastel hues of turquoise, yellow, acid green and hot pink. Experiment with shapes and a flamingo pink lippie to pay homage to fashion’s six-inch style superstar!
Rock’n’roll tea shades and oversize frames
The Seventies are back with a vengeance. Forget the frumpy looks and sepia tones of bad school photographs and welcome in a chic new take on the decade that gave us rock’n’roll as we know it, psychedelia, Woodstock and Studio 54. Taking inspiration from the Sergeant Pepper era of the Beatles, Tommy Hilfiger went for fringing and florals whilst Saint Laurent went for something more akin to the Rolling Stones; opting for silk scarves, leather mini skirts and suede jackets. Every collection had just a hint of Flower Power but more importantly: there were shades! Linda Farrow, Ray Ban and Jimmy Choo all pay their homage to the hazy days with rounded tea shades, oversize glamour-puss specs and yellow-lens Aviators which allow you to wear the trend without looking like an extra in Boogie Nights.
Racing stripes, athletic shapes and eye-catching colourways
The Sports Luxe trend has returned once again with the super-chic balance of athletic chic and futurist high fashion. Luckily this is one trends which translates extremely well to sunglasses as we have a number of sporty frames to choose from.
Glitter, sequins, metallics and glitz
No wardrobe is complete without a little bit of sparkle. Whether it’s a flash of sequins, a collection of jewels or metallic shimmer, every fashion magpie will find a way to work a bit of shine into their outfit. A very easy trend to wear in accessory form; you can keep the rest of your look minimal and literally go for gold when it comes to your frames.