2014 Sunglasses Trends

2014 summer sunglasses

Every summer  I spend a few hours trying on sunglasses, praying and hoping that a pair will actually look good on me. Oh the problems of having a small face and a big nose… Last year I wrote a post about how to find sunglasses for small faces, and thankfully I scooped up a pair or two that are still in my rotation. If you’re ready for some summer sunglasses shopping, here a few of the sunglasses trends of 2014. Which one is your favorite?

Gold-trimmed Sunglasses

gold sunglasses

Ray-Ban ‘Original Aviator’ 58mm Sunglasses  |  Leith Retro Sunglasses  |  BCBG ‘Sunkissed’ 59mm Butterfly Sunglasses

Although I’m more of a silver girl myself, gold-trimmed sunglasses are everywhere this year. To me, a lot of these are reminiscent of the 1970’s, their groovy with their rose-tinted lenses and gold hardware. Gold sunglasses look best on those with a warmer complexion, so take that into consideration when purchasing.


Cat-eye Sunglasses

cat eye sunglasses

kate spade new york 53mm cat-eye sunglasses  |  Steve Madden 57mm Cat Eye Sunglasses  |  MARC BY MARC JACOBS 56mm Cat Eye Sunglasses

Another sunglasses style that goes back a few decades is the cat-eye. I like a little bit of a cat-eye personally, since I can’t pull off the crazy ones. But if you have a larger face you can so pull them off, so go for it! There’s something a little sexy about a cat-eye shape (just like the trick with eyeliner).


Heart-shaped Sunglasses

heart sunglasses

Steve Madden ‘Heart’ 53mm Sunglasses  |  BP. ‘Luv’ Tortoiseshell Heart Sunglasses  |  Steve Madden
‘Heart’ 46mm Sunglasses 

Heart-shaped sunglasses are youthful, feminine and fun. And they always make me think of that line in the Lana Del Rey song, ” Baby put on heart shaped sunglasses, cause we gonna take a ride.” Anyway, the lovable shape makes this a trend that is here to stay.

Colored Sunglasses

colored sunglasses

Wildfox ‘Kitten’ 56mm Sunglasses  |  Icon Eyewear 60mm Retro Sunglasses  |  Ray-Ban ‘Classic Wayfarer’ 50mm Sunglasses

I tend to stick to tortoiseshell colored sunglasses, but colored sunglasses are another trend this year. Your sunglasses don’t have to match every outfit you have- just think of how crazy that would be? Plus, being matchy-matchy is sometimes lame. I’m loving all the purples, blues and greens I’ve been seeing everywhere.


  1. My sunglasses style almost never change, my fave is the gold trim aviators. But I might splurge on the gold trim mirrored rayban aviators for summer. We’ll see.

  2. Every year I try a new sunglass trend on at something like summer and every summer I realize I look ridiculous and have to have my basic sunglasses. Womp. Womp.

  3. I’m a sucker for a good pair of sunglasses. The Ray Ban aviators are definitely my signature style, but I’m kind of obsessed with heart shaped frames, too. I have an amazing pair from Target, but I love these options too!

  4. I actually just picked up a pair of red heart sunglasses when I was in L.A. My husband looked at me like I was crazy!! Ha!! I can’t wait to wear them on the lake and by the pool! And LOVE my new white framed ones I just scooped up at Zara. Sunglasses can really complete a look. Love all the ones you found!

  5. I usually stick to classic designs and colors as those unique ones go out of trend. But such a great selection Rachel 🙂

  6. I’m truly needing a red pair, it could make such a beautiful contrasting! The heart-shaped are also a funny and beautiful thing.

  7. I really want a pair of aviators! I keep dropping hints to my hubby so hopefully I’ll get a pair for our anniversary 🙂

  8. I need a new pait of shades so badly! I have the hardest time finding a cute pair though because I totally look like a bug in most of them, oopsies! xx

  9. I’ve had the same sunglasses for three years now. I really need to find a new pair because my old ones are falling apart. Loving the heartshaped sunglasses.

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