70s Sunglasses Trend Spring 2016

Have you watched HBO’s Vinyl yet? I’ve only watched it a couple times and it’s already taken me back to a 70s frame of mind. I’m sure you’ve noticed the fringe style so popular in the 70s is back in a big way, and for spring 2016, we are seeing 70s inspired sunglasses everywhere.

{Stacey’s Look: Chloe Sunglasses; LOFT Dress; Lanvin Handbag; Madewell Necklace (similar); Gap Jacket}

I’ve opted to rock the oversized square frames, but below I will discuss each 70s sunglasses trend for spring 2016.

Retro Oversized

I’m a sucker for the square and oversized sunglasses, like Olivia Wilde’s character wears for a couple reasons. First, they happen to work quite well on my long face. The wide frames help to balance my longer face. Second, they remind me of a pair my mom wore. I have a few photographs as a really small child and my mom is wearing these super cool square shades with metal accents, just like Wilde’s.

Hippie Rounds

You know, the John Lennon – style round sunglasses, so popular in the 70s. Round shades look horrible on me, but they can look really chic on the right face frame. Round frames are definitely in for spring. We saw them SS 16 shows for Dolce and Gabanna and Fendi, among others.

Flower Power

Flowers and floral prints were so popular in the 60s and 70s, taking on a symbol of freedom, much like the peace sign. Flower encrusted sunglasses were big at Dolce and Gabbana. Flower decorated sunglasses are definitely attention-getters. If you like bold accessories, you might want to give them a try.

Here are some of my favorites of each 70s sunglasses trend.

Stacey Freeman: I am a Style Maven, Mommy, Educator, and Traveler.