Spring's hottest shape in sunglasses is the circle. Reminiscent of John Lennon's signature specs, round frames have been popping up on more than a few celebrities over the last year, but this season round will be the frame du jour.
In February, Ray-Ban launched the exact style Lennon used to wear ($145). These are obviously the most authentic in style and shape and would work for anyone who consistently rocks a classic Ray-Ban aviator but wants to switch things up for spring.
Chanel is also making a gold metal pair ($290), but they're not so perfectly round. They're a cross between an aviator and a round shape, with gorgeous amber-colored lenses that will look so chic through summer. And if less flashy is more your speed, Persol has a matte silver pair with tortoise arms ($205) that are a little more on the masculine side, but would work for a woman as well.
For a not-so-literal interpretation of the trend, there's the oversized black acetate round frames from Proenza Schouler ($310), and so do a slew of young celebs, especially the pint-sized Mary-Kate Olsen, who is almost always wearing a pair of round frames to suit her haute hippie look. Persol also has a cute pair in a tortoise frame ($235) that are a little more classic and preppy than the Proenza Schouler version, and the speckled color adds an interesting detail to any look.
Because Lady Gaga has also been a huge fan of round sunglasses, there are sure to be more exaggerated styles out there as we roll into summer. For something a tiny bit over the top but still wearable, zebra-striped round glasses from Ralph Lauren Collection ($250) are sure to turn a few heads.
Round sunglasses, more than any other shape of shades, have an immediate impact on your look and can take a totally simple outfit into the 1960s.