Summer Sunglasses Fashion Trends for Men
Shield your eyes in style this season with the latest summer sunglasses styles for men. Whether you’re looking to looking to spruce up your wardrobe or simply need a new pair of shades for warm days in the sun, check out the hottest men’s sunglasses for any summer occasion.
At Zenni, we’re fresh off of Men’s Fashion Week in New York, where we sat front row at the designer runway shows to bring you the fashion trends straight off the catwalks. And did we mention, we’ve collaborated with NY-based fashion designer and CFDA winner Timo Weiland on an ultra-cool, curated collection called Timo’s Picks? We’ve also been style-stalking the most fashionable celebrities, from Jared Leto to Ryan Gosling, for the very best street-style looks this summer.
From round shades and rose gold tints to sporty aviators and square sunnies, we’ve rounded up the top styles of the season to bring you the best sunglasses that summer has to offer.
As ‘90s and grunge style make a huge comeback this season, it’s no surprise that wire-rimmed, circular sunglasses are one of the top trends for summer. Whether you’re looking to add a cool factor to your everyday street-style look or to dress up your wardrobe for a formal event, a round metal frame with a dark gradient lens proves to be a versatile option. Super stylish celebs Michael B. Jordan, Robert Pattinson, and Zayn Malik look classically cool in their retro round frames.
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TRY: Sleek round frames with a vintage feel make for a timeless wardrobe staple.
ROSE GOLD MIRRORED
Mirrored sunglasses have always been a popular summer choice. Now that rose gold has emerged as the hottest metallic color trend of the year, guys are embracing this style for its wearability and versatility. Whether your style is sporty, preppy, super-luxe or casual, adding a rose gold mirrored tint has the ability to completely transform your look. It’s all about picking the right frame that suits your personal style! Fashion-forward celebrities Justin Bieber, Orlando Bloom, and Brooklyn Beckham rock their rose gold sunglasses.
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TRY: For the modern gent, add an eye-catching rose gold finish to a rounded, retro-inspired silhouette.
This season, oversized aviator sunglasses get a modern update with metal accents, an exaggerated tear-drop lens, and cutting-edge brow bar detailing. The result? A sporty yet stylish take on a retro favorite. And you get all the benefits of a full sun coverage frame while looking super sharp. Jared Leto, Ryan Gosling, and Nick Jonas go for aviator sunglasses with a dark gradient lens. Fashion tip: major style points for Jared Leto who paired his sleek black aviators with a custom Gucci bomber jacket. Talk about on-trend summer style!
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TRY: Make a bold statement with sporty aviators featuring a metal brow bar detail and gray gradient lenses.
OR: For a softer feel, oversized aviators with a tortoiseshell finish and an amber-tinted lens have super retro-appeal.
Nothing has the timeless, handsome appeal of classic, square sunglasses. Here at Zenni, we’ve seen them worn everywhere this summer — from movie premieres and fashion shows to the royal box at Wimbledon. This season look out for subtle improvements to this beloved staple. Glossy acetate finishes in warm brown tones, polarized tints, and architectural elements such as metal nose bridges take square frames to another level. Model Johannes Huebl, David Beckham, and Liam Hemsworth are fans of square sunglasses. We love the contrast of stylized square frames with their scruffy beards for a hip, summer look!
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TRY: A classic square frame in a glossy, brown acetate finish featuring a polarized lens is the perfect touch for long summer days.
For more stylish eyewear to complete your summer wardrobe, check out Zenni’s premium sunglasses collection for men. And keep posted, fashion lovers: we’ll be back with fashion tips, celebrity style, and all the latest eyewear looks just in time for New York Fashion Week later this fall!
What’s your favorite men’s style for summer? Let us know in the comments below!