7 men's sunglasses styles that are on trend this summer

Friday, 26 May 2017 by Callan Smith-Sheerin

With so many different sunglasses styles out there it can be hard to settle on just one. A good pair of shades is an important part of a summer look, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the current trends and who’s wearing them. Check out 7 of our favourite types, hopefully they give you a bit of inspiration!

Men's sunglasses styles to look out for this summer

The Kurt Cobain style

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One of the more distinctive sunglasses styles that has becoming increasingly popular recently is this 90s-throwback look. Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain first made these white, bug-eye frames famous and there’s definitely been an upsurge in musicians such as Pharrell donning these iconic shades.

Aviator style

Aviators are enjoying somewhat of a renaissance recently, and are arguably the most popular sunglasses style choice this season. While designs can vary, you can almost always expect big, teardrop lenses with tinted or reflective finishes, as well as a double bridge.

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Round coloured lenses

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Small, colourful lenses are another 90s trend that is enjoying a comeback at the moment. With a thin, metal frame and brightly coloured lenses, this style has proved popular with musicians looking for a slightly more subtle look that still offers a bit of flair.


Browline sunglasses are a classic style that have been around for decades but still remain fashionable. Popular designs can incorporate either round or square lenses with tortoiseshell patterns, black plastic and wood finishes for the frame. With such a wide variety available, it's easy to pick a pair to suit your look.

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Keyhole sunglasses takes their name from the shape of the gap between each lens. This cool, distinctive shape is made thanks to a high, curved bridge and round lenses. For the ultimate summer vibe we recommend choosing these in a shade of tortoiseshell or brown.

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It’s hard to go wrong with wayfarers, they’re a great choice for an effortlessly cool, classic look. With a frame design that suits pretty much every face shape, a pair of these frames are the perfect failsafe. Available in a huge variety of colours and materials, you’re bound to find a something to suit your personal style.

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Retro-inspired styles

Some sunglasses can’t be defined. There’s plenty of unique styles out there that incorporate a mix of different designs for edgy and original frames. Big lenses, interesting bridge designs and a mixture of materials can all work together to create a pair of shades to help you stand out from the crowd.

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