Category: Trends

Fall 2015 Sunglasses and Eyeglasses Trends

Well here we go again..it’s time for fall! Sunglasses this year are pretty much a continuation of the last few years….lots of updated looks some “geek glasses” from Gucci. looks as well as big bold coloring as in Karen Walker. And though most of you might think of sunglasses are only for the summer, think again! Our eyes need the UV protection we typically get from sunglasses all year round and is we were prescription eyeglasses then we must take care to have photochromic or polarized sunglasses protection.

Lots of whimsical 60’s and 70’s feel comes in..cutouts, fringe, even gloves make a comeback on the runways for fashion and so the sunglasses and eyeglasses we see all reflect this time.

Markus Lupfer square
Flower Power
marco de vincenzo sunglasses square
Rainbow Glasses
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Gucci Geeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some fun styles from Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton show us how easily we can update our eyeglasses with a little fun tint to keep the cold months fun and bright. The brow bars sunglasses are a great updated look from the browline glasses or even the plain wayfarers many a celebrity is seen sporting these on the streets. Along with fun bejeweled cateyes  there are ones that are  softer, and vintage inspired marbled cateye sunglasses.

Bvlgari Jewelry Sunglasses 2015: High Jewelry Diva
Diva Sunglasses from Bvlgari

Then we have the mirrored sunglasses which are seen in all shapes. Especially the round  and aviators are seen on the streets as well as on the runways.

Christian Dior RTW Fall 2015
Dior Christian Dior RTW 2015 F                Brow Bar Glasses

Louis Vuitton RTW Fall 2015

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Louis Vuitton RTW Fall 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While these are some of the styles seen on the runway…I always like to see what people are wearing on the streets in all the main cities around the world..

Pernille Teisbaek in Stockholm

Street looks à la Fashion Week automne-hiver 2015-2016 spécial lunettes de soleil
Cat eye glasses with all the trimmings!
The Locals in Stockholm
Black Wayfarers…just can’t get away from them…do you have one
Street looks à la Fashion Week automne-hiver 2015-2016 spécial lunettes de soleil
Variations on the classic aviators…still going strong
Updated Cateye Glasses

 

The Locals in Berlin

Street looks à la Fashion Week automne-hiver 2015-2016 spécial lunettes de soleil
Retro Ovals

Have fun with your eyeglasses especially if you wear prescription eyeglasses as you can change you style very often and sport different looks.

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The hottest trends in eyewear — whether you’re looking for daily glasses or prescription summer shades.

Bold & Bright

~ Bright colors in classic or retro styles like cat eyeglasses or over sized glam glasses or the old wayfarer is the way to go. Seen on the streets was Gwen Stefani looking “HOT” in bright blue plastic round glasses and Miranada Kerr with bright yellow glasses

Bright yellow prescription eyeglasses


Tortoise, Retro & Curves
~ Black metal aviator sunglasses for men with a graduated purple lens tint.

~Inspired by the retro styles sported by Matt Damon and Jude Law in the “The Talented Mr Ripley” are the round sunglasses or wayfarer sunglasses shapes, as well as the tortoise wayfarer glasses

Tortoise wayfarer glasses

~With their square black frames and textured arm detail, these classic type frames offer a totally different choice to anything else available on the market

square black frames prescription eyeglasses

 

Spring/ Summer 2015 Eyewear Trends – Round Glasses

Source: Spring/ Summer 2015 Eyewear Trends – Fashionisers

While most of us tend to see the trends as a basic guide  there are some amoung us that are brave and daring with their sense of style. The designers of our time constantly show us what is on the far, far side of fashion.

The strongest trend by far are the  round glasses , updated or vintage inspired…but here’s more:

Trend : Fun & Out There

Designers like Moschino and Nicholas K give us funky out-of-this world looks that are colorful and at times very funny! Prada shows  great wooden frames taking the current trend of using wood as a medium to yet another extreme.

Trend: Aviator’s

Yes this does continue with updated looks and style lines or with the classic look…sunglasses are either tinted or mirrored. This sporty yet polished look has now become a timeless and classic style that when seen through the special touch of each design house.

 

 

Trend: Cat Eye

Here is another classic that is fast becoming an essential must have! Though these seem geared toward the fashionista with a bit of style and punch, cateyes frames are a great addition to anyone with a looks of curves. The lines offer a nice contrast to the rounding effect and can give great balance to your look. This look is quite sexy whether you pick the more retro version with large designed motifs, the delicate chic-modern rimless tinted styles. or the more softer cateyes that enhance and invite!

 

Trend: Half-Rim Frames

What makes these very cool ( because these are just a type of frame that is always available) is the NEW trend that has updated this look…the rimless portion of the frame is usually at the bottom or as in the browline styles we see the rim going straight across and the rest of the lenses are rimless. Here the rim is curved cheekily down the side of the lenses and teasing to go around but doesn’t. I think these create a very seductive look and give the eye a very lovely type of enhancement. YAY let’s have some fun with our glasses people! Other designers are a bit more modernist looking (Miu Miu) here they leave the top portion of the frames as rimless and put the rim around the bottom of the lenses.

Trend: Round Glasses

Retro round glasses ala John Lennon or even the huge ones as we have seen with Twiggy in the 60’s continue to push forward…here is another trend that has seemed have caught on quite strongly and is fast becoming yet another staple.

Versace, Gucci, Pucci, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jason Wu, Dries Van Noten and so many more show round glasses as the staple detail of their collection. So get your round glasses one!

These round sunglasses are the “summer’s must have” according to Style.com

 

Trend: Square , Flat Top or Geometric Frames

Well here we go…these are the quintessential retro frames, these scream out the 70’s. I don’t really feel that square glasses have really had their fair share of the stage so it’s time now wouldn’t you say. From Miu Miu and Prada  to Georgio some designers do show a version of any of these there. They are fun and inspire such a sense of style and je ne sais quoi that they are a positive addition to your wardrobe. By next year I think this trend will catch on in a stronger way.

Geometric shapes prescription sunglasses
Sunglasses with geometric shape frames – Eyewearinsight.com

 

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Spring 2015 Eyeglasses Trend Report

Well it’s that time of the year again, are you ready for the beauty, joy and happiness that 2015 is going to bring you?

Well you had better be, as it’s here in four days and we want to be sure you are on the mark with the coming trends for women. The trendy glasses that we have seen in the past have basically been retro and this coming year is not much different.

If the 70’s are new to you great enjoy the exploration of the yester years. For those of us that have been there I hope that

was one of the fun years for you so you can renew your hipness! The ’70’s continue to drive the looks for the coming year with just the slightest updates to the looks to match our current modern tastes.

The round glasses continue their mark as do the large sunglasses, mostly in geometric shapes (Square being the leading shape, but add aviator shapes too); then come the soft cat eye shapes (from the 60’s) rather than the sharp shapes we have been seeing.that give just the slightest tilt and contrast to your feature. The makeup gets softer too and a bit dreamier or saucy depending on which way you choose to go. Try some fun looks for a little spice in your everyday make-up routine

We see on the runways for Spring 2015 glasses with soft coloring, as well as animal prints with a lighter back ground color then what we would see in the fall. Tortoise coloring is great with the lighter shades.

Soft neutrals like the beige (eggshells), browns basically earth tones… and of course lets not for get the hottest colors for the coming year are shades of green (Aquamarine to olives) to shades of blue (Pantone says more blue others say more green) Bright prints ala Pucci keeping things hot, big prints colorful brushstrokes, abstracts, large flowers..all in the spirit of fun, openness and a carefree lifestyle. Anything romantic goes as with the makeup…laces, crochet all very bohemian in simple shapes that are nicely tailored. Understated elegance…hippie-chic….”ethnic” fashions are all in the realm of the 70’s retro look. Just let loose..baby!

Add to this some trendy glasses,  which are a great way to add focus to your look and enhance your eyes by picking eyeglasses shapes that are flattering to you face shape and compliment your look by balancing your features.

Eyeglasses are now the “new nighttime accessory” according to style.com; so update you evening looks with crisp fashion glasses in all the right shapes and colors (and of course they don’t have to be prescription eyeglasses they can be clear).

So enjoy and have fun.

Oh and Happy New Year!

Spring 2015 Trend Report – Gallery – Style.com.

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Layered Look for Winter 2014 – Vogue

Unlike us here in Los Angeles where we are still enjoying (sorry) 70+ degree weather, no doubt most around the country need to start layering up.

Well I wanted to be sure you are in the know here. Take a look and see the cool ideas for layering because as they say..

“nobody likes a bluish limbed girl…”

The challenge is always to look well put together, rather than a big ball of fabric waddling around. Keeping you attention to how your body feels under the clothes is important. If you feel stifeled chances are you will look like you are drowning; if you feel bound and can’t move freely, chances are this too will come through in your movement and you look.

So take a minute and see what works for you.

Layered Look for Winter 2014 – Vogue.

Fashion Eyeglasses & Sunglasses Fall 2014

Here is a great review of fashion eyeglasses for Fall 2014.

You will find that eyeglasses, be they prescription eyeglasses, or fashion eyeglasses (sunglasses) have not really changed much in trend in the last year or so. Looking at the New York Fashion Week attendees one sees that the fashion on the street is very much the same in terms of glasses.

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New York Fashion Week 2014 Street Style Cat Eyeglasses

Though there seems to be little change in the actually frame shapes…we do indeed see a lot of innovation when it comes to the coloring, styling as well as the frame materials that are being used.

We see the same trends on Harper’s London Street Style Report (see photo below). Stylin’ like the 50’s or 60’s working with nostalgic costumes that invoke that era.

 

Street Style London Fashion Week Street Fall 2014 - London Street Style - Harper's BAZAAR
Cat eyeglasses, 50’s sunglasses styles.

Everything from soft transparent frames in soft colors, to big black frames in a variety of some wild and others not-so-wild frame types.
The wayfarer frame shapes for sunglasses, or for clear fashion eyeglasses are still going hot. Just have more fun with the colors and even blend in with your outfit or be bold and stand out. The classic or retro glasses styles of wayfarer frames are also still going on, pick em big to emphasis you lips and nose.
Aviator frames continue too…again you can be more playful with the colors and the frame type choosing plastic frames as well as the old stand by in metal. Here you can also pep up your look with some cool retro eyedrop shaped glasses, or cat eyeglasses that are a bit softer in the angling.
The next continuing trend in also more fun and playful varieties are the round eyeglasses (also retro glasses) You can have these as sunglasses, prescription sunglasses/ eyeglasses as well as clear fashion glasses; either way you are in the trend!
Enjoy these wonderful pictures to give you a visual of some of the trendy glasses available.

Fit for a Queen Sunglasses Fall 2014 Collection