Sunglasses are far from the final, thrown-on afterthought when it comes to spring dressing. The accessory now takes center stage this season with achingly cool new colors and shapes to build your look around. The new Spring 2017 sunglasses on the runway – as seen at Marni, Balmain, Gucci, and Roberto Cavalli Spring 2017 – were supersized for easy glamour with a rainbow of tinted lenses ranging from retro yellow to reflective rose. While Dior revived the cat-eye with new-season cool (bigger, more exaggerated, and featuring a high-shine finish), Elie Saab took look-at-me oval sunglasses to the next level with decorative diamanté and baroque-like detailing.
From runway to real life, the region’s coolest It girls are reaching for outlandish frames and coordinating colored lenses with accents in their outfits. This works. After all, the ultimate finishing touch for a slogan T-shirt need only be some on-point eyewear. Scroll through the cutting-edge street style looks fresh from Instagram that will make you want to supercharge your armory of sunglasses now.
Vogue Arabia shops for new shapes and sunglasses styles primed to turn heads this spring from brands at the bleeding edge of the fashion zeitgeist.
Lead Image: Backstage at Elie Saab Couture Spring 2017. Getty