It's one of the hottest eyewear trends going right now — here's your complete guide to picking out the best sporty sunglasses to complement your attire
Since 2018, there has been a shift in how athleisure sunnies have been presented. Rather than a practical necessity for outdoor activities like biking, hiking or skiing, they have become a fashion statement and the go-to accessory of the fashion circuit. This season the aerodynamic trend is reaching new heights, with luxury brands such as Acne Studios, Balenciaga and Givenchy at the forefront.
The trend has long been adored by Gigi and Bella Hadid, all the Kardashian-Jenners, Rihanna and your cycling-cum-running-obsessed colleague. And now the rest of us are finally getting the gist and — however reluctantly — gaining a new appreciation for the outdoors and athleisure. But where 2018’s iterations felt on the nose, this year’s styles lean towards minimalist polish, which is much easier to wear. While many sunglasses can be tricky to buy online, sporty silhouettes tend to flatter most faces as they are rooted in form, meaning size and shape are less relevant.
Whether it’s 1990s-inspired wraparound frames from Oakley or sleek narrow goggles from Bottega Veneta, tap into the aesthetic by following Vogue Scandinavia’s guide to the best sport sunglasses on offer.
Need more convincing to try on wraparound shades? Look no further than the buzzing streets of Scandinavia, where countless celebrities and street stylers alike sport these irresistible lenses. And if polarised lenses are too polarising for you, try fashionable wraparound frames sporting solid nylon shades from Bottega Veneta or Balenciaga.
x vuarnet injected visionizer sunglasses
Oval frame sunglasses
Swift oval-frame sunglasses
Cone wraparound sunglasses
Oversized wraparound acetate sunglasses
Retro futuristic shield sunglasses are no longer reserved for the snowy Alps and its high-altitude and attitude-heavy after-ski parties. For the ultimate shield shade inspiration, look to a young Princess Margaret circa 1967 in a pair of white framed mono lens shield shades captured by Slim Aarons whilst holidaying in Sardinia.
Pro team grilamid frameless cycling sunglasses
DiorPacific M1U acetate sunglasses
D-frame acetate mirrored sunglasses
Elicit cycling sunglasses
Oversized shield-style sunglasses
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Eyewear
Tom Ford Eyewear