Spring 2013’s statement sunglasses trend: 14 attention-getting frames in every price range

Spring 2013 Sunglasses Trend

Spring 2013 Sunglasses Trend

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Sunglasses for spring may not be considered entirely groundbreaking, but this season it’s time to cast aside the traditional aviators and think bigger, brighter, and bolder. Added bonus: a pair that blocks 100 per cent of UVA and UVB rays protects your eyes from being damaged so picking up a couple pairs is really for your health.

The Spring 2013 runways got us thinking about oversized and unique frames but Ron Arad’s out of this world frames sold us on the fact that statement sunglasses are the one accessory we really need. The Israeli architect has not only created completely new shapes for frames but has transformed how they are made by making them completely adjustable, hingeless and only using one piece of material for an entire pair. If that isn’t taking sunglasses to a new and more innovative place, we don’t know what is.

If you’re looking for more proof that you need to up your frame game, Spring 2013 had statement sunglasses hitting trend high marks all over the runways. Prada encapsulated the mood of the season with an embellished pair of floral glasses (have you made your own yet?) and Just Cavalli showed reflective lenses that have become a fan favourite within street style photos. Case and point: Carine Roitfeld’s extremely oversized pair spotted on the streets of New York.

The sun may not be shining regularly (yet) but it’s never too early to get ahead on your Spring 2013 shopping. See our picks for statement sunglasses and prepare to be turning heads all summer long.