Trending Now: Mirrored Sunglasses at New York Fashion Week

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The dust is just settling on New York Fashion Week's Spring/Summer 2015 shows, and as always the street style was as much on display as the designer's runway looks.  Sunglasses were on prominent display again this year, but one trend was a resounding winner: Mirrored Sunglasses.  Whether you paired them with classic aviators or bold plastic frames, wore them in the new-again round shapes or more traditional lens cuts, or sported the mirrors in color hues from blue to red, these sunglasses were everywhere.

Amber tinted mirrored sunglasses give an edge to a more feminine bow-tie blouse and a-line skirt via
Similar effect here -- a soft, feminine dress when paired with mirrored wayfarers and a color block clutch can look quite edgy via
Jessica Minkoff, Marie Claire's Senior Marketing Editor wears blue mirrored sunglasses outside of the Rodarte show via
Mirrored shades get the architectural treatment via
Blue mirrored shades and sneakers give a nice contrast to this board-room ready blouse and skirt via
Model Behati Prinsloo pairs mirrored aviators to bring her 90's inspired grunge street style into 2014 relevancy via
Blue mirrored shades were popular with men too as seen via
The take away?  Mirrored sunglasses are very versatile -- you can pair them with almost any look and add an element of futuristic edge.  While the look is definitely strong, if you talk to people in the optical industry, you might hear some negative feedback.  Mirrored lenses can have some associated glare (the front surface is nothing but reflection when you add mirrors), so if you are glare sensitive or want sunglasses with the best vision of your life, don't get mirrored lenses.  But if you are wanting to embrace a really fashion-forward trend that is here to stay (for the next season at least), mirrored lenses are definitely a style to embrace!

Are you feeling the trend?  Please post any links to mirrored sunglass styles that you are liking and I will be happy to feature them in a coming post!

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