Optical’s Biggest Summer Trends Take Center Court at Wimbledon

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NEW YORK--Anticipating next season’s optical trends is just one of the many jobs an independent has to do all on their own. While many are looking toward nostalgia and movies like Rocketman for inspiration on this year’s trends, the summer months also offer up another surefire source for trend spotting: Wimbledon. The tennis is incredible to watch, sure, but so are the sunglasses. After all, the world’s chicest, richest, most stylish people all flock to London to watch the matches--and they all don sunglasses too, to ensure they’re seeing everything properly. Keeping an eye on the trends at Wimbledon can be a great source of inspiration for independents looking to add frames to their in-store collection. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best eyewear looks from Wimbledon this year.


David Beckham makes a case for the classic clubmaster.



The Duchess of Cambridge shows that the wayfarer style isn’t going anywhere.



All black frames paired with black lenses will always be a staple for fashion-forward customers. 



A-Rod chose an aviator style to go with the rest of his chic Wimbledon look.



The tiny frame trend is still going strong, too, and model Adwoa Aboah knows how to make the look work.



Tortoiseshell is still a popular choice for frames, as Poppy Delevingne showed.



Matching your hair to your frames might just be a trend worth watching out for, if Maisie Williams has any say.