Two-Tone Sunglasses: The Latest Trend

Posted at 10:30 am • 14 October 2020 • Chelsea from Kraywoods


In the latest eyewear trends, sunglasses are becoming more colourful and designed in all kinds of shapes and styles. Inspired by retro fashion, two-tone sunglasses are highly trending again, taking over the fashion runways in full force and spotted on famous celebrities. Reminiscent of a bold and expressive style, two tone sunglasses are chic, classic and timeless, a trend perfect for all ages.

Two-tone sunglasses have come a long way since they were first created in the 1950s, from traditional black and brown shades to new and vibrant colours such as green, purple, yellow, blue etc. Two-tone sunglasses can characterized by a two tone coloured frame or two tone coloured lenses, also known as gradient lenses. The darker colour used on the top of the frame or lenses gives a bold look and blends into a lighter shade into the bottom to balance out the overall look.

When buying a pair of two-toned sunglasses, it can sometimes be challenging to find the right colour that will suit you best. In this blog, we'll go over some trending two tone sunglasses and give you some recommendations about choosing the perfect colours and shades to match your complexion.

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Amber Two-Tone Sunglasses

Amber two-tone sunglasses are among the most popular eyewear styles available in the market. Not only does it add a trendy touch to your daily fashion, but it also adds warmth to your natural complexion. The beautiful and rich amber colour is perfect for anybody's complexion, but it looks extra flattering on ashy complexions by adding some warmth.

You can find many shades of two-tone amber coloured sunglasses on the market. One of the most popular styles are the tortoise shell coloured frames. If you want to stand out from the crowd with a fashionable and bold look, then the bright tortoiseshell sunglasses are a perfect accessory for you! The Stella Tortoise Sunglasses are great for this look, designed with contrasting bamboo arms, these sophisticated two-tone frames look will look extra chic with any outfit!

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Green Two-Tone Sunglasses

For darker skin tone, the darker green colour looks amazing. Olive and emerald colours are also preferable for dark skin tones without any doubt. On the other hand, bright green colour shades look fabulous with a pale and creamy skin tone. You can opt for two-tone sunglasses with contrasting green mirror lenses for a cool and fashionable look. The Racer Green Mirror Sunglasses designed with a contrasting walnut wood frame look great on any complexion and make for a fresh and vibrant look!

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Brown Two-Tone Sunglasses

Brown two-tone sunglasses look good on almost anyone! This earthy colour is made to match on any complexion, lighter or darker skin, and can naturally compliment any kind of attire! More so, vision through gradient brown lenses is a wonder! Not only are your eyes well protected from the bright sunlight, images also look brighter and colours look more vibrant and contrasted. The Hazel retro square sunglasses with two tone brown gradient lenses look flattering on any skin tone are a great accessory to enhance any outfit!

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Grey Two-Tone Sunglasses

Grey two-tone sunglasses are one of the most popular sunglasses because of their versatility and their style. Two tone grey lenses have been around since the 70s and 80s. In place of standard grey lenses, two tone grey lenses were and continue to be an ever so classic trend in eyewear fashion! Gradient lenses completely change the look on a pair of sunglasses. They contrast beautifully on a pair of dark frames and allow for a more fashionable and sophisticated touch. The Tom & Cat retro cat-eye sunglasses equipped with two tone grey lenses look great on almost any face shape and make for a chic retro vogue look!

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Purple Two-Tone Sunglasses

The purple colour represents the new retro-inspired generation of sunglasses. Different shades of purple colour look amazing on warm and pale skin tones and go well with any kind of outfit, whether it be formal attire or casual wear. Purple toned sunglasses are appropriate for work, various events, and casual social occasions.

A pair of purple two-toned sunglasses will be sure to make you look noticeable and stand out from the crowd. The Ash two tone aviator sunglasses designed with a double bridge frame and gradient purple coloured lenses are great for a sophisticated and classic look! On the other hand, if you're a fan of vintage inspired styles, the Lennon retro round sunglasses designed with a silver frame and gradient purple lenses are the perfect pair for a groovy and casual toned look!

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Two-Tone Wood Sunglasses

Traditional wood sunglasses in black or brown earth tones are perfect for every complexion, every outfit and every occasion. With neutral colours and earthy tones trending more than ever in the fashion world, wood sunglasses are so versatile and great If you prefer an easy accessory to match everything. What's interesting is that wood sunglasses come in many different shades, designs and colours.

Depending on the type of wood used to make the frame, two-tones wood sunglasses can vary a lot in colour. The colours can range from dark black with Ebony Wood, to different shades of brown Walnut Wood or Zebra Wood, all the way to light beige with Bamboo Wood. Wether you prefer dark coloured sunglasses or light coloured sunglasses, two-tone wood sunglasses are the way to go! These earthy two-tone sunglasses will look great on anyone without any doubt.

You can find two-toned wood sunglasses in many shapes and designs available. If you prefer a square shaped frame, the Oxford two-tone square sunglasses made with Ebony and Teak Wood are great for a neat and classic! If you prefer a round shaped frame, the Roseland two-tone round sunglasses made with Ebony and Rose Wood are great for a retro inspired trendy look!

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Matching Your Face Shape

What makes the two-toned sunglasses more fun and interesting compared to traditional uni-coloured sunglasses? As we've seen, two tone sunglasses are available in various shapes such as rectangular, square, round and cat-eye.

The darker and solid shades define your face's features, and after blending into a lighter colour, it will give a more balanced look overall. Therefore, two tone sunglasses are easier to match with different face shapes. For oval, angular, and triangle face shapes, two-tone sunglasses will always match amazingly without any doubt.


The traditional colour of two-tone sunglasses are black and brown, but as the years passed, the various combinations of colours and materials also upgraded with the trend. You can find multiple colour two-tone sunglasses made from acetate, metal and even wood.

Two-toned sunglasses are a great fashion accessory with a unique design that will allow you to achieve a bold and expressive style. From cocktail to corporate to casual dress, these sunglasses are classic and ideal for any occasion! From Benedict Cumberbatch to Jennifer Anniston, everyone is rocking the two-tone sunglasses trend with fashion. If you don't own a pair of two tone sunglasses yet, there's no reason to wait any longer! Grab a trendy pair of your own and rock them with confidence and style!

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