Who would’ve thought Ozzy Osborne and Robin Gibb would ever be trendsetters? Well they’re not, it just happens to be that they’re known for the round shades that we’re currently crushing on. Times have changed; everything out is in again and round is definitely in. Sunglasses have lost their angle and rounded up their edges in different ways; from half-frames to cat-eyes, circular is what’s guaranteed to add character to your look.

After the break: 5 types of round sunglasses that’ll take you through summer and into fall 2012.

round sunglasses

Cat eye

Go for a 2 in 1 shape. The cat-eye frame is also a big hit this season, so opting for a round cat-eye shape is definitely a win-win. The 3/4 round and 1/4 angular shape creates a cheerful girly appeal, leaving you with an all-the-time jolly look.

round cat eye sunglasses
Illestva ‘Leonard 2′ sunglasses at La Grconne; AJ Morgan ‘Lady Luck’ sunglasses at ASOS.com; Theirry Lasry ‘Virginity’ glasses at Matches

The half-frame

Allow the accent on the top part of the frame to take all the attention. A bolder upper frame creates an edgier and more original feel to a round sun cheater.

half frame sunglasses
Carven flip-up sunglasses at net-a-porter.com; Illesteva sunglasses at Opening Ceremony; Asos keyhole sunglasses at Asos.com.

The perfect circle

Don’t shy away from the extreme evened out circular frame. This number is the typical blast from the past that will give you utmost character. Make sure to opt for a diameter that works coordinately with your face.

round sunglasses
Oversize round sunglasses by The Row; Linda Farrow round sunglasses at Luisa Via Roma; Elizabeth & James sunglasses at Saks; Lanvin ivory horn sunglasses at Matches.

The printed frame

We’ve seen prints on everything from tops to bottoms and dresses and now prints have made their debut on accessories. Inject color and texture through your shades, creating a great impact by pairing a colorful outfit, too.

printed sunglasses
Stella McCartney printed sunglasses at Saks; Illesteva leopard print sunglasses at net-a-porter.com; The Row x Linda Farrow sunglasses at La Garconne; Thierry Lasry ‘Platony’ sunglasses at Matches.

The thin frame

The less discreet the frame, the more you’re emphasizing on the round shape. A bolder frame will distract the eye from noticing the roundness- but not if your rocking minimal sunnies. Your can depend on a pair like these with any sort of outfit.

thin frame round sunglasses
The Row gold frame sunglasses at Mona Moore; Ray Ban sunglasses at Piper Lime; Gucci sunglasses at net-a-porter.com.

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