If you wear glasses, their work has never been easier for you. Technological advances have added new levels of comfort and stability, but when it comes to style, the sky is the limit.
Look at your glasses as your final touch, your most important accessory. However, your glasses are what people see in your eyes.
Top 10 style trends in Fashion
Here are 10 trends we’re seeing right now to complete your look and get you noticed in the best way:
Even the neutral color classic eyewear styles are offering variations with crazy color touches on the arms. Musician Jay Balloon added details of the tie-dye to the arms of the One Lens Cutout Frames that he had designed for a guess.
A sophisticated but funny spin: The brown line Barbie BA 2273 has gray proportional arms that come in the form of black and white stripes where the arm bends around the ear, then a little red behind the ear. The strip has a mustard shape.
If you prefer to keep your temptations a little secret, Ray Bean offers 10 versions of his old-fashioned horn reams that match the colors and patterns inside the arms.
If you have a round face and features, the new box wireframes may suit you better. This style offers all the retro-bookish vibe with more prosperous geometry.
Take Ray Bean Square, for example, a great example of simple box wireframes. Presented in silver and gold, the almost symmetrical square lenses are softened by slight curves.
Retro round frames
Round frames have retro-cool, swing air vibes.
Giorgio Armani takes rimless round frames Glenn Miller was famously wearing and added gunmetal bridge and arm that fade to gray. Burberry gives them a slight cat’s eye angle.
If you want to go even further and evoke the jazz Age cool of 1920s Paris or Harlem, choose simple gold wireframes with a bar at the top and the option to turn them into vintage style sunglasses.
Oakley gives these round frames an industrial modern spin with black or yellow gold titanium, hinged arms, and metal brush details in the temples.
Flip the brown line frame, cross it with the retro round, and what will you get? Half frame with plastic at the bottom, no frame at the top. A bold line under each eye and across the nose.
If you want to try this funky style just for fun, The Von or The Raegan readers can be had for less than $25.
One benefit of a half-round plastic frame is no visual obstruction when you peer over the top. Bottom rounds come in whimsical colors. If you have to wear readers, these will make you feel young instead of old.
Millennials are driving the trend for sustainable specs. ECO frames, in particular, are known for their innovative earth-friendly construction.
ECO frames are USDA certified, use recycled stainless steel for metal and 63% renewable vegetable castor seed oil for their plastics. What’s more, you can buy these knowing a tree is planted for every frame sold.
With playful colors and styles, ECO is just one brand appealing to millennials, 75% of whom will alter their buying habits with the environment in mind, according to Nielsen studies. In contrast, only 34% of baby boomers would switch brands to help save the planet.
Brow-line frames have taken off again, appearing in classic black and tortoiseshell as well as patterned metals and paler shades.
One of the eyewear styles British musician and trendsetter Zayn Malik is known for, brow-line glasses look great with dark hair and features.
First worn in the 1950s, brow-line frames cut a dark curved swath across the browbone, extended at the temples with just a thin, invisible wire holding the lens in place.
This look gives glasses that mid-century, masculine-intellectual edge. Think Arthur Miller.
A perfect way to get shape and style without color barriers, clear frames offer a fresh spin on classic styles.
Oakley pairs clear frames with black arms for a subtle attention grabber that works well for evening and weekend.
The white transparent version of Ray-Ban’s popular Clubmaster gives you that bold 1950s brow-line frame and then erases it: there, not there.
Darker versions of this frame cut a vivid line across the browbone, dividing your face, but the clear frames have a more subtle effect, making this style accessible to round and square faces as well as oval.
Most men who wear goggles all day long look for comfort. Technology advances new ways to take off weight without sacrificing style and stability.
If you want modern lines and lots of color choices, Modo specializes in thin acetate paper and frames that provide visual punch without weighing you down.
If you prefer metal, Ray-Bans get high marks for comfort as well as compliments. The OVVO 2880 weighs in at a mere 0.6 ounce with frames of fused surgical steel and titanium tapering to almost wire at the bottom, available in graphite with a flash of tangerine inside the arms.
No one did more than Ryan Gosling to put the turtle back on the Hipster map. Gosling goes for a narrow-framed round lens, with amber flecks that highlight the redness in his sandy hair and beard.
Maybe Gosling was inspired by the pair Gregory Peck wore in “To Kill a Mockingbird” in 1962. Persol makes a version with a tortoiseshell acetate frame that looks remarkably like those — just the kind Gosling favors.
Beige is back (unisex glasses)
Sometimes called “sand” or “honey” or “wheat,” shades of beige are popping up a lot in men’s designer eyewear, from brushed beige metals like the latest collection by Shaquille O’Neal to flesh-toned acetates.
The new Modo 6620 has a transparent beige acetate that reveals the sleek cut of stainless frames beneath. These unisex glasses come in several colors but if you go with beige, you’ll find the warm color with gold undertones flatters most complexions.
Basic black (horn-rims)
If you have a high face, strong features, and an oval face, you may find strong lines of glass that fit the basic rectangular horn that will suit you.
This is the eyewear style Jay-Z, Kit Harington, and Colin Firth all favor: thick dark frames worn with black ensembles. It’s a look that says smart and confident.