Most style rules we’ve heard over repeated year after year simply no longer apply. You should never mix black and navy… Don’t mix and match different metals… Your handbag should match your shoes… And don’t wear white after Labor Day.
Many reports state this “no white rule” started at the turn of the century, quietly spread by the old-money elite crowd to distinguish themselves from the “nouveau riche.”
Another theory claims it simply was meant to signal the end of summer and the federal holiday was to remind people to switch out their summer linens with thicker fabrics.
In recent years, white has become one of the chicest colors to don year-round.
White pants were seen after Labor Day, all-white outfits were worn by the fashion elite, and white sunglasses started popping up as a new neutral to be embraced through each season. They act as a classic neutral and stylish upgrade from traditional black shades. Best of all, white sunglasses can be worn after Labor Day and beyond.
So go ahead and break antiquated fashion rules. We’ve made it easy with a roundup of the best white sunglasses to wear, well, whenever.
To channel your inner ‘90s rockstar, look for a pair of round white sunnies with a stylish update. While Kurt Cobain’s ‘clout goggles’ matched his gritty, edgy look, these Celine frames are a chicer version of the Nirvana classic.
Futuristic sunnies are back in a big way and no one does it quite like Balenciaga. Long skinny frames, reflective silver lenses, and contrasting white side arms make the perfect trifecta to achieve that sci-fi look.
Not all white frames are a nod to a statement futuristic frame. Case in point — these tonal frames from Max Mara offer a softer take on the white sunglasses trend, combining a warm ivory frame with taupe lenses. Pair it with an all-white outfit for an effortless look that transcends seasonality.
The white sunglasses trend is for the whole family! Grab your dad, brother, or husband a pair of white frames from the beloved brand Costa del Mar. Whether they are on the water year-round, hitting the slopes, or up in the mountains, functional shades will never go out of style.
For those looking to show off their bold new designer purchase, look no further. These frames from Versace not only feature a chunky white frame, but the side arm with a statement logo will leave no questions about who you are wearing.
While white sunglasses can feel futuristic, bold, and attention-grabbing, they can also feel soft and feminine for a truly versatile trend. These Kate Spade cat eye frames rival Barbie’s favorite pair for a look that feels delicate and refined.
EZContacts customer Maria H shows off her stylish Dolce & Gabbana shades noting, “I saw these at sunglass hut and I loved them so much. I could’ve bought them, but instead I bought a better price here. I’m a sunglasses freak and I love saving money.”
David shows off his stylish, yet practical pair of white Oakley frames. “I’m so PSYCHED about these glasses! Bought them to paddle and ride with and they are game-changers! Don’t hesitate to buy ’em!”
Another happy customer, Alekxa M, shows how effortless a look comes together with white sunglasses. These Burberry shield-style frames add a touch of instant glam to the simplest of outfits.
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