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  • Spring / Summer 2019

  • 2018 styles and trends

    Last year was undoubtedly the year of small sized sunglasses with seemingly everyone donning the retro, tinier than ever shades. Prepare to see the following shapes, styles, and colors on just about everyone you follow on Instagram. If you think we're crazy for suggesting that neon color schemes and sportswear inspired shapes will take center stage this year, be patient. We're pretty much betting on these four sunglasses trends to become the only ones that matter this year. In other words, you should consider shopping out the best pairs on the market right now before you start spotting them on everyone else.

  • Labor day 2017

    With Labor Day 2017 right around the corner, stock some of our newest and best sellers for your store or boutique today.

  • Summer trends 2017


    Add a dose of chic irreverence to your wardrobe via a pair of bold blue specs. What better way to conjure the azure of the Mediterranean or spring’s cerulean skies?


    Whether classically glamorous or unexpectedly edgy, à la these Fendi frames - cateye sunglasses have an ability to add instant allure and confidence to any look.


    For a subtle statment, look for frames that use transparency in unexpected ways to creat a sleek optical illusion.


    Exaggerated frames get an extra kick thanks to angular lenses, which make the throwback style feel bold and inspired.


    Sure, circular frames are a nod to the ‘70s, but this season’s abundant iterations have modern touches like colored lenses and funky framework that make them feel more current than retro.

  • 2017 Summer season

    Summer is coming. With Memorial Day right around the corner and the beginning of the Summer season please enjoy 5% off and free shipping for all orders over $300 by using use promo code "SUMMER17" at checkout. Offers expires soon.

    Solar Fashions has all the latest trending and fashion sunglasses available for your stores and boutiques. Here are some of the trends in eyewear for Summer 2017:

    ▪ Colored tinted frames and lenses

    ▪ Metal frame sunglasses

    ▪ One-Piece shields sunglasses

    ▪ Clear lens eyewear

  • Fashion week eyewear 2017

    Another fabulous fashion week season has come to an end, and while all the hustle and bustle settles down, we can’t help but take another look at all the eyewear trends we saw over the past month! From the vibrant pops of color, to the quirky embellishments, to the flashy lenses and unexpected silhouettes the catwalks were on fire with stylin’ specs and sunnies. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite looks for you to take a look at, below.

    Colors: All-over grassy greens, stark whites and burnt oranges playfully mixed with wild animal prints, classic tortoises and fashionable neutral hues for a variety of chic colorations on the runway.

    Details: Cooler autumnal temps doesn’t mean frames have to cool down, too! Sleek cut-outs, emphasized browlines, trendy double bridges and over-the-top embellishments create the hottest trends.

    Lenses: We know you can’t get enough of tinted lenses this season and neither can we! Keep an eye out for bright yellows, lavish lavenders and lush greens – plus overlay and gradient effects.

    Shapes: Oversized rounds, squares and cat-eyes make a big impact, while smaller silhouettes and just-right proportions means there’s a frame for everyone.

  • Sunglasses Trends 2017

    Spotted on the hottest runways and on the eyes of the most renowned fashion icons, eyewear has become a must-have accessory for both guys and gals alike. Wearing specs and sunnies is the perfect way to play up your peepers and give any outfit a boost. Want to know what’s popular this season? Read up on the top spring 2017 eyewear trends below, and peruse the frames in each trend by clicking on the trend names.

    Eras Recollected

    Harking back to bygone eras – of the ‘50s, ‘60s ‘70s and even ‘20s – eyewear takes a deep dive into Eastern European culture for an innovative take on vintage styling. The color palette says it all, with dated hues made new. Earthy in nature, pewter grays, pea greens, navies, ambers and muddled whites reign supreme for both genders, with mauve pinks and rich reds more dainty than the rest. In the men’s corner, categorically vintage profiles – most notably quintessential rounds in both totally wire and chunky acetate constructions – are played up with tinted lenses, ombré looks, unexpected materials, and bridges and browlines reminiscent of yesteryear. For women, antiquated glamour takes center stage showing off truly statement styles for the femme of the femme. The feline silhouette is a stunner this season, not to mention floral motifs, jewelry-inspired accents and leopard print.

    New Age Athleticism

    Introducing sportswear redefined. With the “athleisure” trend more prevalent than ever, traditionally athletic eyewear follows suit and is made versatile, allowing for frames to be worn during just about any activity – sporty or not. Easy-to-wear profiles, including clip-ons, guarantee a no-fuss experience, while highly pigmented colors and badass details make these specs and shades stand out from the crowd. Head-turners for men include: shields and revamped wayfarers; blues, greens and yellows; rubberized effects; color-blocking; and mirrored lenses. Unsurprisingly, the women’s collection loops in more fashion-forward elements – like two-toned finishes; pinks, purples and reds; soft silhouettes; hip double bridges; and vibrant speckled patterns.

    Posh Peculiarity

    Celebrating the diverse eccentricity that fashion is built upon, styling from all facets of the industry permeates this trend. Beyond unusual and diverse, these frames are truly enigmas, giving the world a look into things it has never seen before. The bottom line: Each piece makes an unequivocal splash that cannot be ignored. Men shouldn’t be afraid to think outside the box, introducing themselves to beyond bold color blocking, flashy lenses, gradient colorations, rocker studs, pops of neon color, hybrid shapes, cool cut-outs and so much more. Meanwhile, women especially see no limits and are hypnotized by everything from warped graphic prints, geometrics, wild cat-eyes, electric colors, luxe gems and layering. For both parties, adopting an “anything goes” attitude is a must for embracing these looks.

    Stark Sophistication

    More complex than what meets the eye, springtime’s utilitarian frames offer trans-seasonal appeal, delivering clean designs with industrial-inspired details for big impact. “Minimal” serves as the key word when it comes to color – or lack thereof – as ebonies, ivories, grays, nudes, clears and metallics are major players for all. Meanwhile, silhouettes are rooted in the basics – think rounds, squares and rectangles, with the occasional cat-eye or Clubmaster thrown in. But nobody should get too wrapped up in the tranquil palette and streamlined profiles; these styles give a whole new meaning to modernism. Masculine frames are accented with cool double bridges, sleek lens treatments, zero base (a.k.a. flat) lenses, and textured, matte, opaque and high-shine finishes. Women enjoy the same, but with zig-zagged temples, caged effects and delicate latticework intermixed.


  • color tinted lense trend 2017

    One of the emerging hottest trends for sunglasses in the year 2017. From the runways of Gucci and Opening Ceremony to celebrities like Bella Hadid spotted wearing coloured tinted sunglasses. This brings a whole new spectrum and trends for designers to play around with different shades of colours and gradient styled lenses.bella-hadid1 a9b10eaa28ac72f118d610c7ed188c2e-495x742GENTLE-MONSTER-Editorial-493x616 Gucci-Resort-2017 Sci-fi-orange-tinted-shades-and-futuristic-waves.-Space-age-meets-Blade-Runner-at-Opening-Ceremony-AW16-New-York-527x792

  • Upcoming Trends 2017

    Oversized sunglasses are a timeless choice. They’ve been a fashion mainstay for many years, and they’re definitely sticking around. For this look, shape is less important than size — so go bold and pick a pair that dominates your face. This style is a great option for women with a larger face, as the big frame makes the face actually look smaller.


    Over the last few years, round-rimmed glasses have shifted from a vintage style to the mainstream — thanks to runway and red carpet appearances. Ashley Olsen, Victoria Beckham, Rihanna and others have all been spotted donning round sunnies. Round-rimmed sunglasses are most flattering on women with sharp, angular features, with square- or oblong-shaped faces, as the round shape softens and balances facial features.


    Strictly speaking, “Aviators” can only be made by Ray-Ban. It’s their design from back in 1937 when they were tasked to come up with a pair of sunglasses for US Air Force pilots. But you know how these things work! The fashion world got hold of the Aviator design and did what it always does: experimented. As a result, we have a range of Aviator-style sunglasses from other designers that took the classic, top-heavy Aviator design in strange new directions. Judging from new collections and exhibitions, we’ll continue to see twists on the classic Aviator design in 2017.


    I think we’ll also see flowers, gems, and sparkles on sunglasses throughout 2017. Now this trend obviously caters to women, but who knows? Maybe we’ll see some guys flashing a little sparkle this year. (Girls, we’ve been wearing masculine styles for years, right?) What’s fun about this look is you can choose an embellishment based on your mood. Are you flowery and pretty, or blinged-up and luxurious? You decide.


    Havana is another name for the classic tortoiseshell pattern that was so popular in the 60s and 70s. It’s a marbled effect, usually of two colors, but it can be more complex also. As with round and cat-eye sunglasses, this began as a movement back to a vintage style, but it has taken on a life of its own. So the longer Havana sunglasses and other retro styles are popular, the less retro they seem. Havana style sunglasses frames can come in all kinds of colors and shades beyond the traditional brown and blonde tones.


    Colored lenses were a trend during fashion month, and we know they’ll be big in spring/summer of 2017. Look out for dark/black frames matched with beautifully bright lenses. The only drawback of colored lenses is that they are often pretty definite, vibrant colors — which means they’re a touch less versatile than your traditional black or brown lens.


    The cat-eye look was popular in the ’60s, and then it disappeared for a while. This style has made a comeback over the last several years, and it’s no surprise. It is an elegant, feminine and versatile style. Cat-eye glasses are especially flattering on women who have pointy chins — the peaked outer corners of the frames draws the eye up and adds visual balance. Women with heart- and diamond-shaped faces will get the most out of cat-eye sunglasses, but they also suit any face shape.


    A new variant on the cat-eye sunglasses style has emerged and I bet we’ll see a lot of it in 2017. The style is a combination of round sunglasses and cat-eye sunglasses: the rims and lenses are round, but the frame peaks up on the outer corners to create that feline effect. I’m seeing several versions of this style now, and expect to see even more in 2017!



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