What is it about oversized aviator glasses? The trend that’s been spotted on the faces of practically everyone from Bella Hadid to Kim Kardashian West is quickly becoming the must have fashion accessory of the summer. But could it also be the season’s easiest make-up trick?
The shades arrives just in time for a steadily rising humidity index, when full coverage concealer and fast-melting liners are no match for a 90-degree day. Consider then the instantly flattering power of a clear, gold rimmed frame: the faint outer shimmer will subtly highlight cheekbones while the oversized lenses also overpower signs of tired, late night eyes. And from a quick glance at your Instagram feeds, there’s no doubt that fashion’s favourites are taking note.
Just look to model and actress Suki Waterhouse and her bouncy, platinum curls that elegantly frame a pair of metallic-rimmed spectacles, or Danish model Frederikke Sofie who has made the add-on her off-duty signature. While Kendall Jenner makes the case for a prescription-free set driving around the hills of Los Angeles, supermodel Joan Smalls proves that they are best worn with a bikini in a tropical locale.
From Emily Ratajkowski to Romee Strijd, here are six cool girls who are trading in their dark shades for a more transparent option. Because they get it: when it’s way too hot to simmer down, you may as well overheat.