5 Stylish Eyeglass Trends to Take Advantage Of
Eyeglasses used to be the staid province of the booksmart, the nerdy, and the unfashionable. Now, everything’s changed, and eyeglasses can be fun, trendy, and can add flair to any outfit. Frames used to be crazy expensive and purchased only through your optometrist’s office, but with the onslaught of online competition, frames have become so affordable that you can buy several pairs a year to suit your mood, whether you need a prescription or just want to look good. These days, you can change your frames to match your outfit, or to make a statement. Make the most of fall’s hottest trends with these awesome frames.
Brighten your outfit with colorful, acetate frames. Acetate frames are lighter on your face, and can also be less delicate than other types of frames, perfect for those with a tendency to klutziness. We love these acetate full rim frames, available in blue, pink, or green from Zenni Optical. (Or, at the price listed, you could get all three colors and change them to suit your mood.)
The ombre trend just keeps on expanding, and this fall it’s made its way from dresses to sunglasses. Ombre sunglass shades are the epitome of cool. The great thing about ombre shades is that they look awesome in any style – whether you want to get playful cat’s eye frames, or look suave in aviators, they will add a little glamour and mystery to your look. We’re partial to these AEO Ombre Tinted Aviator sunglasses, plus who could resist these Marc By Marc Jacobs cat’s eye sunglasses at Bloomingdales?
The nerds have been dominating everything lately, from the space race to government, and now they are dominating fashion runways as well. Geek chic – whether it’s thick black frames, tortoiseshell squares, or serious-looking frames – will make you look smart, in more ways than one. For authenticity points, score a few vintage frames from sites like Etsy or eBay. No one needs to know that you don’t really need the glasses.
Cat eye frames are all you need to give your outfit a certain je ne sais quoi. They are playful and fun, and the frames can flatter just about any face shape. Luckily, you can find cat eye frames in various shapes just about anywhere. We adore the wide-ranging vintage collection of cat eye glasses found on eBay.
Aviators are making a comeback, too. (Or did they ever go out of style?) With its distinctive shape, anyone can wear it, and it is surprisingly versatile. We love the trend best on sunglasses. Of course, you could combine aviators with other recent trends, like ombre shades or colorful frames to add even more panache to your look.
Whether you like colorful frames, ombre shades, aviators, geek chic or cat eye frames, there’s a look certain to suit every personality. Glasses are the perfect accessories for accentuating your style and mood. Pick one style, or combine them to get a look that is both on-trend and uniquely yours.