Sunglasses Fashion Trends for Summer ’17

summer noun /ˈsʌmə/

  1. the warmest season of the year.
  2. the season to go A-list with the latest and greatest designer sunglasses trends

Here at Optix UK we’re always on the look out for the latest designer eyewear trends, and our shelves are stocked to the brim with the hottest styles for #SS17.  From classic aviators, to glamorous cat-eye frames, to edgy rounder shapes – statement shades are the must-have fashion accessory of the season.

So how should you be wearing the summer sunglasses 2017 trends?  Our dispensing team have put together this nifty guide to navigate you through this season’s must-have styles…


Iconic wayfarer frames have been around since the 1950s, and remain a classic ‘eye-drobe’ staple.  Bridging the gap between smart and casual, they are stylish, durable and add an aura of effortless cool to any look – dressed up or down.  Popularised by the global Ray-Ban phenomenon, they are perfect for holiday transitions from swimwear to evening dress.


Nothing oozes Hollywood glitz and glamour like a pair of butterfly shades.  With all their feminine Marilyn Monroe appeal, they’re the ideal eyewear accompaniment when you’re out to impress – whether that’s brunching in Covent Garden or lounging in a Kensington rooftop bar.  Pair Dolce and Gabbana, Miu Miu or Versace frames with summer dresses and floral patterns.



Adorning the faces of media-types around the globe, round sunglasses suit an urban, edgy yet classic style.  The simple shape has been popularized by the likes of Oliver Peoples, Tod and Just Cavalli, and complements similarly simple looks – loose fitting shirts, leather and denim.

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Cat Eye

Retro designs are making a big comeback this year, and the cat eye shape is back in a big way.  Crafted in an array of acetate and metal designs, with polarized and mirror lenses, Diesel, Tod, GUESS and DSquared2 designs are best worn with your coolest clean-cut summer garb – and look ace with swept back up-dos.



Minimalist and simple, rimless sunglasses are light-weight, understated and practical, making them the perfect pair for those who expect an exceptional visual experience whilst enjoying getting out and about on the beach, in the mountains or on golf course.  Check out Maui Jim’s stunning rimless offering.



Made famous by Maverick, aviators have evolved into a mainstream classic, and designers around the globe have poached and morphed this timeless shape into their collections.  Suiting almost all faces, the casual style makes it ideal for everyday wear – Roberto Cavalli, Timberland and Persol have crafted enviable aviator varieties for this summer.



Make like a Kardashian with a pair of high fashion shield shades – providing exceptional UV (and paparazzi) protection.  This season Maui Jim has released an array of these statement glasses, rocked best with sleek, single-colour or geometric outfits.


Whatever your look, there’s a perfect pair of sunglasses to match it.  And if you’re still stuck for choice?  Our dispensing team are on hand to guide you through the multitude of classic and trending styles in our collection, and ensure you find frames ideally suited to your life and style.

We hope to see you soon!