Remember that old saying, “boys don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses”? I’m pretty sure that today’s generation doesn’t know what that means. In fact, my twelve year old son just asked “what does that mean?” while looking over my shoulder as I typed this. Glasses no longer have that stigma, and in fact, many fashionistas are making a statement with their eyewear. From movie stars to some of my favourite local hipsters, glasses are becoming an accessory, not just a necessity. Here are five of this year’s hottest looks.
|Derek Cardigan 7019|
|Michael Kors 697 200|
Dramatic patterns are seeing a comeback. While some are choosing to go with a thicker, darker and heavier frame, a greater contrast in colours like these Joseph Marc 4083 Havana tortoiseshell frames, show that the wearer is willing to take a chance and be bold with their look.
|Joesph Marc Havana Frames|
Keyhole detailing is a subtle new trend that is being seen on a lot of frames this year. The keyhole-cut nose bridge has a very vintage feel but look oh-so-current. Ryan Gosling has been seen wearing this style and has no doubt been partially responsible for its rise in popularity. This pair from Derek Cardigan, Model 7023 in Olive, sport a very similar contour.
|Derek Cardigan Keyhole 7023|
Statement frames are still hot, and in fact, continue to lead the way in eyewear trends. Thick frames in darker colours were once considered nerdy, but are now the epitome of chic. Trendsetters and celebrities are going geek with bold, stand-out frames that are clearly cool. These 7 For All Mankind 717 frames in dark tortoise are perfect. One of my fave denim brands has branched out to include fabulous frames in their collection.
|7 For All Mankind 717|