Turning your winter wardrobe in true sartorial treasure can be perfected with a snugly mix of warm clothing and the right accessories. When done right, a winter attire will have all the elements one would expect to see such as a cashmere coat, an oversized knit or a shearling trapper hat, but an unexpected accessory will give you the polished finishing look. Make no mistake about it, it’s all in the frames.
If winter wardrobe is a distress factor of some degree, then keep reading, as we unfold a tip that will help you exude confidence and sass. Recapping some of the most popular sunglass styles out there, SeeChic gives you: the classics.
Sunglass frames such as the Aviator, the Wayfarer or the Clubmaster are among the most popular frame styles ever made. These sunglasses made history and they remain as contemporary now as back in the day, due to their charm, timeless appeal or practicality. Add round John Lennon Teashades or Oversized Jackie O frames for a more in depth knowledge of the ever fascinating classic spectrum for an informed shopping decision.
The good news is that these styles look great on virtually everyone, so a pair of each would by no means be considered sunglass-greedy.
The Wayfarer and the Aviator are in constant battle for the coveted "most iconic sunglass model in the world" title (we advise you to pick no sides). Both styles were coined by Ray-Ban and are a universal eyewear staple.
The trapezoidal Wayfarers were famously worn by celebrities such as James Dean, Roy Orbison or The Beatles in the early and late ’50s. By the next decades, the Wayfarers were linked to the rise of new wave music of the ’70s and became best-selling models between the 1980 and 1999 by the aid of the lucrative product placement deal that came with great magnitude TV exposure in shows and movies such as The Breakfast Club.
The influence of the hipster subculture and the television series Mad Men combined with a nostalgia for the ‘80s, skyrocketed Wayfarers once again. The style has reached such a level of notoriety that virtually every major eyewear company released their take on the model. Shop Wayfarers
Originally designed to shield US aviators, the strong appeal of this particular model took civilians by storm right after being released. Widely known by the time of the hippie counterculture rise, the Aviator’s probably most iconic pop culture reference to date is Tom Cruise’s character in Top Gun.
The classic Aviator style features teardrop lenses framed in thin metal, but fresh new takes on the model have re-vamped the whole aviator look in mirrored, colored or wrap-around styles. Shop Aviators
The Clubmaster was inspired by the 50’s browline sunglasses trend, featuring rounded lenses with larger, statement-making upper rims (the “browline”), often made of plastic, and slim wire rims around the bottom. These sunglasses have stood the test of time and continue to fascinate as they effortlessly balance retro with cool. Shop Clubmasters
Rounded or perfectly circular lenses and frames, also known as „John Lennon glasses” are the right choice for vintage edge seekers. By the revival of the fashion and technology trend known as the Steampunk movement, indicative of being adorned with intricate and exposed mechanical parts, round frames have regained popularity in a more futuristic sense.
Whether you’re feeling the vintage or futuristic vibe, this model is bound to meet and exceed all expectations. Shop Teashades
Most famously worn by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the oversized frames are as on-trend today as in the heyday of Camelot. Oversized glasses worn with statement jewelry and a simple tank are evocative of Jackie O fashion sense praised by millions.
The large frames minimize the apparent arch and size of the nose and cover larger areas of skin, thus giving greater protection from sunburn.
A modern day muse, nailing the style is the ever charming Amal Alamuddin Clooney. Shop Oversized Glasses