Trendy sunglasses are a classic year-round staple, though the protective eyewear typically gets the most mileage in the summertime. And to be quite frank, you can never own too many pairs, because the small but mighty accessory has the power to instantly transform an entire outfit.
From the ultra-small specs taking over Instagram this season to classic, but cool frames you'll want to wear forever, these are the lesser-known sunglasses brands to add to your shopping cart ASAP.
Whether you're looking for a new sunglass style or want to add even more pairs to your collection, here, 5 best eyewear brands you'll want to be seen in this year.
1. Quay Australia
With plenty of influencer collaborations (including a collection with Kylie Jenner), chances are you've probably heard of Quay sunglasses, or at least scrolled past them on your Instagram feed. But if you have yet to try out the Australian brand for yourself, you really should.
2. Andy Wolf
Based in Austria, this '90s-inspired brand counts Rihanna as one of its biggest fans—and for good reason.
3. Smoke x Mirrors
Smoke x Mirrors was launched out of New York in 2014, all of its frames are handcrafted in France. With a variety of angular frames, colour options, and playful styles.
Its frames have been spotted on a growing list of celebrities from Selena Gomez to Gigi Hadid, Blake Lively, and even Beyoncé.
5. Poppy Lissiman
Poppy Lissiman’s frames are a celeb favourite because of the fun hues and exaggerated silhouettes. This slim style is one of the brands most popular.
These are the best brands from which to purchase your next pair of sunnies.
Your wardrobe (and eyes) will thank you.