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The Top 5 Sunglasses Trends this Summer

The Top 5 Sunglasses Trends this Summer


Whether you’re a practical year-round wearer or eagerly await the first glimpse of summer rays before you pull out your eyewear collection, here at GR8, we believe everybody should have the best designer sunglasses to round out their outfits and boost their confidence. 

We get it; choosing sunglasses can feel a little overwhelming, with some of the biggest brands in the fashion world releasing new specs every season, the mass selection of colours and shapes and even the worry of falling in love with a pair online only to discover they don’t compliment your face shape. 

But worry not! Our eyewear experts here at GR8 have curated this handy guide to all things eyewear for 2023 to have you sipping mojitos in style this summer. 

2023 sees the introduction of striking shapes, retro throwbacks and stand-out styles, and we have rounded up the best in the industry for you to browse and discover your next favourite pair of trending sunglasses.

For even more top tips on choosing the perfect focals, read our article on the ideal lenses for your face shape.



Thanks to Amazon Prime’s release of Daisy Jones and the Six, 1970s style has seen a significant resurgence in the fashion world this summer. Think gradient lenses in warm tones, metal rims and oversized aviator shapes.

For women, we love bold Courrèges with colourful acetate tops that leave a lasting impression or oversized lenses from Chloé that give us all the vibes of listening to Fleetwood Mac during golden hour. 

Men need not shy away from this retro trend, with big brand names like Balenciaga and Philip Lim rejuvenating this fashion movement with a modern aesthetic and fresh flair. 


Chunky White Accents 

Off the back of retro style, white sunglasses are set to reappear for 2023, made famous by chic Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn; vintage styles and retro charm look set to dominate the industry this season. 

For the fashionable and daring man, Karl Lagerfeld and Bottega Veneta’s white frames offer slick style and bold lenses that add a confident flair to your everyday fashion picks. 

Ralph Lauren and Jeremy Scott have taken this eye-catching trend to new heights by adding a contemporary twist to the classic Hollywood cat-eye shape. In true homage to the class and style of old Hollywood, any woman is sure to feel a million dollars in these lenses. 

For ladies that like something a little more modern, choose Oscar De La Renta, who combines white frames and 70’s style for a maximum trend-setting look. 



Across social media, Barbicore nails and clothing have become a huge trend. With the release of the brand new Barbie movie, the franchise is set to also leak its way into eyewear for the summer season; not a trend for the shy among us, bright pink frames are set to become a staple in all women’s wardrobes. 

Top Tip: If you’re interested in adding this trend to your accessories but aren’t ready to dive in head first, why not embrace some rose-tinted lenses in your eyewear? Also set to be a trend in 2023, subtle rose adds a hint of sophistication that brightens any wardrobe. 

For ladies, the possibilities of incorporating this trend into your wardrobe are endless; choose Versace for oversized Barbie pink frames and futuristic clear lenses or Agent Provocateur for sultry shapes and daring fuchsia frames. 

Not just for women, we love Alexander Mcqueen’s subtle pink gradient lenses in the men’s eyewear collection.



A trend that comes around annually with fresh and exciting designs, these shades are an excellent way to make a statement. Stunning in the evening with your cocktail wear and a great headache protector in the morning, these versatile lenses will surely become a wardrobe staple in 2023. 

At GR8, we’re excited by Ann Demeulemeester's oversized tortoiseshell lenses for men and women that will never go out of style and the fashion iconism of Karl Lagerfeld's oversized eyewear with their edgy square frames and prominent details.


Narrow Noughties 

Inspired by Julia Roberts in Notting Hill and bold fashionista Gwen Stefani, this lens style will return in 2023.

For authentic Y2K vibes, why not channel your inner Britney by pairing these thin wire frames with boot-cut jeans and a halter neck top?

Go bold and daring in your accessory collection with styles for women from Jimmy Choo that borrow but don’t copy from the trend by incorporating rimless lenses with dynamic shapes and colours.

For hipster men’s fashion Carrera’s metal rims and angular silhouettes bring all the vibes of Y2K, all that’s missing is a pair of baggy jeans and chunky trainers. 


Browse GR8’S trending sunglasses for women and men and get summer ready this season. Contact us for help deciding which frames are right for you; we love to help you feel and look your best.

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