Sunglasses are an essential accessory. With the right pair, they can elevate your wardrobe while keeping you looking hot and fresh. The best part is, they’re a steady fashion staple no matter what time of the year it is. Check out 2019’s top eyewear trends that are heating up the fashion runways this year.

Non-Traditional Sunglasses

When you want to make an eye-catching statement, you need a pair of unique shades in your eyewear collection. This year it’s easy to find a pair of futuristic-looking or bizarre glasses to make a statement. All the biggest names have also jumped on the bandwagon, from Gucci to Prada, to Dolce & Gabbana with angular miniatures and shapes that are way out there.

Translucent Lenses

Another popular trend that’s sure to continue into 2019 is the rise of translucent lenses. Perfect for when you want to give your look a little more sophistication. Also, an excellent way to add another fashion accessory to your mix to make the colours of your apparel stand out. This year you can expect big frames and retro styles from Gucci and Dior.


Get ready for bigger and better things this year in the supersized glasses department. Thick frames and cool colours, like turquoise and gold, will take centre stage. You’ll be able to find a whole slew of different shapes and colours to accent your own personal style. If you’ve been late to the game and haven’t jumped on this trend, now’s the time to get a pair so you can finally outdo that over-confident friend who always on point with the best fashion trends.

Teeny Lenses

What’s also hot this year is the entire opposite of the big glass spectrum — teeny lenses. Inspired by 90’s fashion and the 90210 generation, these narrow and small lenses are all the rage right now. Don’t miss out on getting a pair before they get more popular among the masses!

Black Out

We’ve all been caught looking a little too long or checking someone out when we’re wearing our glasses. You think, “I’m safe – they’ll never know I’m staring since my eyes are hidden behind these glasses,” and then you peer in the mirror or window and suddenly notice that they can see your eyes as clear as day. It’s embarrassing and can get you in a little trouble at times. Thankfully, those days are over. With a pair of blacked-out lenses, you can feel safe and secure behind your frames. Best of all, they come in all different styles and shapes, so it’s easy to find the perfect pair for your face shape.

Coloured Lenses

To go with your blacked-out lenses, you need a couple fun pairs to party with. That’s where coloured lenses come into play. Perfect for a spring day at the park, summer day at your favourite music festival, and winter afternoon to lighten up the mood. This year you’ll be able to find a spectrum of shades to play with — from yellows to pinks, to purples.

Librarian Glasses

Who says you can’t have fun at work? Even if you work in the stuffiest of offices, you can still showcase a pair of flirty librarian glasses to let out your rebellious side. Expect 2019’s top eyewear trends to include classy and sexy frames like these.

Sport Styles

Not everyone is a fan of Oakley sunglasses, but new sporty ski shades will change your mind about sports glasses. The 2019 style is quite different than those of the past, with diva lenses and softer lines than before. Even if you can’t bare to get a pair of Oakleys, don’t worry, all the major sunglass brands have come out with their own versions.

Patterned and Colour Frames

Colour is spilling out from the lenses into the frames this year. Think thick cat eye glasses in purple, or blends of mother-of-pearl, metallic, and black. There are so many different fun patterns to play with. Go bold or go soft, it’s up to you.

If one thing is for certain, it’s that 2019’s top eyewear trends are looking fierce! If you’re ready to upgrade from your out of date older models, come visit us at Laurier Optical on Innes Rd. We have a huge selection of all the latest styles on the market today. Don’t miss out on getting ahead of the trends for this year — come by soon, and we’ll show you all the soon-to-be fads of the year.