The Return of Shield Sunglasses Is Here!


| LAST UPDATE 05/06/2022

By Lia Thomson
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Last summer, our Instagram feed and Tiktok For You Page were an ever-ending cycle of influencers rocking a pair of tiny sunglasses. The micro obsession came fast and died fast because it looks like we're already on to a different type of style. This upcoming season it looks like the exact opposite of the 2021 trend will be all the rage. Yup, that's right, we're talking about the iconic Y2K shield shades that every star was wearing back in the day. And honestly, we're loving that this trend is back in style, because not only is it super cute - but it can keep those harsh UV rays out of our eyes and away from our skin! 

From Kim Kardashian to Kendall Jenner, Dua Lipa, and more, it looks like A-listers are already aware that these eye-covering sunglasses will be spotted left and right in no time. Seeing these pictures has taken us back to a time when Britney Spears and Paris Hilton were the ones who made accessories hot! But honestly, are we really surprised that they made a comeback? After all, it seems like nearly every single fashion and beauty item that was a hit in the early 2000s has somehow found its way into the heart of Gen-Z'ers. No complaints here!

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Founder of Black Eyewear, Robert Roope, predicted that this would happen in early 2022, "for this year I can see a major trend in large angular and squared frames. If you want to buy sunglasses to make a statement and add more character to your face, you should definitely go for angular and large frames."

As modeled by some of our fav influencers, these shades can quite literally go with anything you throw on. Whether you're rocking an athleisure set post-gym or headed out for drinks with the girls, these shield sunglasses are sure to add an edgy vibe to your fit. But either way, there are hundreds of different types of styles to choose from. So make sure you get your own pair before summer is in full swing. Check out some of these amazing ones on Amazon here.

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