For months now our Instagram feeds have been littered with celebrities wearing miniature sunglasses. The trend resurfaced and took hold thanks to the likes of Bella Hadid. Kylie Jenner famously wore her own pimped out pair to this year's Met Gala, while Rihanna and Selena Gomez have also rocked the 2018 staple for most of the year. In short, anyone who was anyone could be seen touting the teeny-tiny specs - but newsflash - fashion is fickle. As we wave goodbye to summer we're also saying adieu to small shades and hello to big, bold sporty sunglasses.
Celebs are cleaning out their accessory cabinets and banishing the delicate frames for chunky ski-inspired looks. Kylie Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, and Gigi Hadid are all fans of Westward Leaning's new Sport Collection. The versatile frames are not for the fashion faint of heart, as there's nothing inconspicuous about these bad boys. From the blunt shape of the lens to the eye-popping color, there's no hiding when you're wearing a pair of these. Athletes will be no stranger to similar styles as they're traditionally designed to be more practical when participating in sports. Who knows, perhaps paparazzi will be on the bill at next year's Olympics!
Westward Leaning's frames will set you back somewhere in the region of $225 dollars (a drop in the water compared to some A-list favored brands), but retailers such as H&M and Topshop usually aren't far behind when it comes to trends. Our prediction? Expect them on the shelves and selling out within the next couple of months, if not sooner. If you simply can't wait that long then it might be worth splashing the dough - after all, every trend comes back around at some point in time, so call it an investment and have done with it!
Tinted lenses, clear frames, and skinny sunnies have a little life left yet, so it's worth holding on to them for a while longer. If you're looking for a safe bet, other styles like cat eyes and aviators remain popular no matter what the latest trend is.