Aviator Eyewear is On-trend for Spring

Aviator Eyewear is On-trend for Spring

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Aviator Eyewear is On-trend for Spring
Words by Mirabella Shahidullah
Style
February 17, 2022

Have aviators ever really gone out of style? Yes, eyewear trends come and go, and from oversized chunky frames to narrow micro specs we’ve tried them all. But somehow the aviator is one silhouette that remains firmly in our rotation.

There’s just something about the look’s coolness that captures our attention. Maybe it's the flattering way it sits on the face or its featherlight appeal, or maybe the frame just holds its own kind of versatile magic. After all, the aviator can be worn with any ensemble.

From ‘80s style metal frames with tinted lenses to bold acetate silhouettes that reference ‘70s eyewear, aviator sunglasses are one of the best eyewear trends for Spring 2022. And with the SS22 runways making a convincing case for designer aviator eyeglasses, you can easily incorporate aviators into your wardrobe even on the cloudiest of days.

To help make the choice a little less overwhelming, we’ve curated the best trending aviator looks for SS22. From Gucci’s acetate frames to Gentle Monster’s sleek metal rims and everything in between, here’s your guide to ultimate aviator style.

80s Aviator eyeglasses

Slim metal rims characterize ‘80s eyewear. Gold and silver tones in Cartier and Gentle Monster Aviator eyeglasses evoke an industrially sleek look. Not color-averse? Opt for a twist on traditional optical lenses with Gentle Monster’s Swing aviators. Their tinted lenses in a fiery orange gradient add a daring note to even the most casual of looks.

Oversized Aviator eyeglasses

Who does the ‘70s better than present-day Gucci? Alessandro Michele’s eclectic referencing to the retro era comes alive in Gucci aviator eyeglasses. With their oversized silhouette, these frames come in polished Havana acetate with slender rims that bring the vintage-loving look to modern times.

Oversized Aviator Sunglasses

A more maximalist version of the classic look, an oversized fit can be the perfect way to make a statement. Cartier and Tom Ford both shape new dimensions with their aviator sunglasses for men, complete with brown lenses and sculpted metal rims.

Squared Aviator Sunglasses

If you’re seeking for a variation on the classic tear-drop shaped lenses, Balenciaga Aviator sunglasses boost a squared frame with flattering green lenses. A rounded double bridge adds a softness to the angular look for a decidedly flattering fit.

Black Aviator Sunglasses

An ultimately slick look, total-black aviator sunglasses give your ensemble a modern, monochromatic update. We love these Gucci frames which feature a gold-tone plaque and the house’s signature red and green stripes. Versace also carry their own all-black aviators, with iconic Medusa medallion detailing and polarized lenses.

Vintage-style Ray-Ban Aviators

Go vintage in unisex aviator sunglasses with an oversized metal silhouettes. From sought-after favorites like the Ray-Ban RB3025 classic aviator sunglasses to frames with mirrored lenses, these styles heavily reference the frame’s pilot origins. After all, it’s no coincidence that these Ray-Ban sunglasses were the frames of choice for Tom Cruise in Top Gun and the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick film.

Tortoiseshell Aviator sunglasses

Let retro vibes inspire your look with a pair of brown tortoise frames. Warm neutral tones capture a golden Hollywood glamour, as seen in these Gucci and Tom Ford aviator sunglasses.

Embrace the trend