Sunglasses may not be commonly associated with the winter, but most people who wear sunglasses wear them year round. Regardless of the temperature outside, it’s still nice to protect your eyes from harmful ultra-violet rays, and sunglasses are still just as stylish as ever when worn with winter clothing.
Sunglasses also make for popular holiday gift items, as they fill the role of being practical, yet fun items to give out on Christmas, Hanukkah, or other winter holidays.
Winter 2012 & 2013 Sunglasses Trends
For the winter, one can expect some of the trends from the previous summer to carry over, as the fashion hasn’t changed that dramatically within such a short time period. This means that cat-eyed, heart shaped, and retro inspired sunglasses are more popular than ever.
Unlike summer, sunglasses that offer more simplistic and minimalist styles will be more popular than they were in the past. While bright colors were quite popular for the previous spring and summer, expect dark and basic frame color patterns to be more appropriate for the 2012 and 2013 winter. See our list below for some of our most popular sunglasses for the 2012 / 2013 winter.
While it’s hard to call Ray-Ban Wayfarers a “trend” since they’re always in style, they’re even more popular than usual this winter. Wayfarers offer the minimalist, retro-inspired look that’s popular for the 2013 winter, and also guarantee a long-lasting style that isn’t just a seasonal trend. Best of all, Wayfarers are popular sunglasses for both men and women, and look good on almost any facial shape.
The DEA Desire sunglasses show off a trendy cat-eyed frame coupled with snow-white frames. These glasses use a bold, yet simple look to redefine winter sunglasses fashion. Additional to their stunning fashion, the extra-large lenses and frames are helpful for blocking cold winter wind, which can help prevent eye irritation caused by cold weather.
DKNY’s signature cat-eyed sunglasses (DY4083 model) offer a low-key look that’s feminine, refined, and easy to match with any winter style. The subtle lens tint it a carryover from spring and summer fashions in 2012, and allows better protection from the sun, while keeping high clarity in the lower portions of the lenses.
While plastic frame sunglasses are still incredibly popular, look for thinner framed sunglasses to see an increase in popularity throughout the winter and 2013. With growing popularity of thin frames in 2013, expect the timeless aviator style to see increased popularity as well. Ralph Lauren’s Aviator sunglasses show off a simple aviator styling that goes above and beyond the typical aviator frame style for a subtle, refined appearance.