If you’re not ready to take on sunglasses with front-facing bling, might I suggest trying its more subtle sister trend, embellished templates? From dangling charms to bedazzled frame templates (also known as arms), side style bling offers a glitzy upgrade to your sunglasses in a more subtle way.
Designers like Versace offer their iconic medallion embellishments, while Gucci has a charm that will replace your favorite earrings. If you’re looking for a glamorous upgrade to your sunglasses, shop some of our favorites below and shine from all angles.
Reaching for a classic silhouette is, well, classic, but may feel a little uninspiring. Instead of investing in a pair of trend-forward sunnies, you can make your summer frames classic shapes with just a hint of fun. These Gucci aviators have a no-fail shape but feature chain-inspired temples with Gucci logo charms that hang behind your ears like a pair of stylish designer earrings.
Subtle is the name of the game with these Chopar stunners. The oversized square wireframe gets the tiniest shine with help of subtle bling. Peekaboo diamonds cover the top half of the frame while the templates get a ruby upgrade.
A small rectangle of bling can really transform a frame. These Jimmy Choo sunglasses are a classic aviator shape with just a hint of bling. If you’re just looking to dip your toe into this trend, these are the glasses for you.
Bold and fun
If you’re going to try out a new sunglass trend, why not go bold? While these sunglasses don’t include bling in the classic sense, that doesn’t stop them from making a statement. Exaggerated arms and oversized logos can be just as show-stopping.
Go all-in on the shield-style sunglasses trend with these Miu Miu frames. The front shield frame is complete with a lime green accent while the temples get an oversized lavender shield complete with rivets on the hinges. Part futuristic, part sporty—fully stylish.
If the ‘70s-inspired sunglass trend isn’t for you, might I suggest trying out a different decade? Early ‘00s eyewear has been on the rise and these bold Burberry frames hit all the right marks. From the gradient grey/blue lenses to the oversized “B” (is for Burberry) branding on the sidearm, these frames will transform your look.
These sunglasses definitely aren’t for the faint of heart. For those looking for a whimsical accessory to complete their look, these Giorgio Armani frames should do the trick. The cotton-candy-colored inspired palette is complete with an oversized butterfly accent.
Oversized and glamorous
Celebrities tend to reach for bold and dark oversized frames because they instantly glamorize your look. To keep the look elevated, reach for frames that have sophisticated and understated bling and embellishments like this Alaia style with crazy cool templates.
Versace is synonymous with their iconic medallion. This classic rectangular tortoiseshell frame gets a stylish upgrade with these gold-accented sidearms, so you can show off Versace sunglasses without a huge logo.
Translucent taupe frames help this oversized shape not feel as overwhelming as a jet black pair might. The trendy color is elevated with three pear-shaped rhinestones providing just enough bling to your look.
Don’t miss our other article about sunglasses with bling on the frames.