Get the Skinny on Skinny Sunnies

You may have seen them on Instagram, you may have seen them on celebrities like Bella Hadid, but you may not have seen them in a few decades. Regardless, you’ll be seeing them this summer. Skinny sunglasses are already the It girl look of the season, and VALLEY has your quintessential guide to rocking the trend.

Who’s Wearing Them?

The trend popped up all over various fashion weeks this season, but it was first sparked by Balenciaga’s spring/summer 2017 fashion show.  

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The street style gurus of recent modeling fame have taken this runway trend to real life. Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner are all advocates of the skinny sunnies and have been spotted rocking the trend, posting pictures of the little lenses on their Instagrams.

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Even the younger generations are hopping on the look, with stars like 14-year-old Millie Bobby Brown posing for the camera in a pair of the Matrix-inspired glasses.

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Where Can I Find Them?

The question at this point is where can’t you find them? Typing “skinny sunglasses” into your Google search bar and you can find a pair of skinny sunnies in your favorite color and desired price range from fast fashion retailers like ASOS, Urban Outfitters or Free People. If you really love this trend and are looking to splurge, follow in celebs’ footsteps and pick up a pair from the Adam Selman collaboration with Le Specs.

How Do I Wear This Look?

Trying to achieve this look can be daunting. There are plenty of interactive virtual guides to help find sunnies to flatter your face shape; however, they won’t help with this trend of tiny frames that cover the eyes alone. The good thing about these glasses is that they are available in a range of styles. While their defining feature is their small size, the frames come in cat-eye, square, rectangular, oval, etc. Don’t stress about pulling off what can seem like a tricky trend. Pick a pair that suits your style, pair them with your favorite looks and let the compliments pour in.


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