And just like that, the aviator sunglasses are back… blame it on Miles Teller in the new Top Gun sequel! Today, these iconic sunglasses have evolved from the thin metal frames of the 80s to a thicker-set style, giving your eyewear an elevated look that makes a bold statement. There are two types of aviators I especially love to style, but it’s also important to take into account colours and patterns.
Whether it’s clothes or accessories, there is nothing I enjoy more than playing with colour. The newest aviator trend incorporates bright lenses in line with the current mood for dopamine dressing (i.e. clothes that feel good and boost your mood). Choosing a pair with an orange or red hue is a great way to experiment with styling colour into your wardrobe and is a versatile option that suits any outfit whether it be dark or neutral.
While it’s fun to play with colour, the classic tortoiseshell will never go out of style, and I particularly love a tortoiseshell frame. Not only does it complement most outfits, it also adds an element of old Hollywood glamour to any look.
Shop my edit of aviator sunglasses
Looking for a new pair of sunglasses or wanting to expand your collection? You won’t regret having an aviator. Here are my top picks: