Few accessories rival the understated cool of black sunglasses. With almost everyone fully leaning into the minimalist basics within their wardrobes, black sunglasses have been a hero piece to propel otherwise dull looks into those that feel intentionally minimal. Although not categorically a trend, I’ve certainly noticed an uptick in the way that fashion girls use them to add interest to outfits like a sweatsuit and coat combo. As a sunglasses enthusiast, my collection has inadvertently expanded to over 50 pairs (some gifts and some mementos from past travels), but black sunglasses remain the ones that I reach for the most. They’re timeless and cool, and yet add an elegant Jackie O quality (especially if you go oversize).
Chances are you have a few in your drawer right now, but with the number of unusual shapes and silhouettes on the market, there’s always room for experimentation. Whether a certain budget is the goal, or you’re willing to invest in a pair that will last forever, keep scrolling to find your new outfit sidekick.