In fact, clear glasses used simply for seeing, driving, reading, and living have undergone full conversion from fashion-crutch to stylistic accent; a highlight and complement your unique look. The it accessory.
Eyeglasses with cool frames have aesthetic value all to themselves, given you a new way to express yourself with different frames for different occasions, letting your personality show through. Keep reading, as we analyze the different frames and looks, and hopefully find you your perfect pairs of specs!
If you don’t know it yet, but 2014 has been and will be the year of big, round frames with thicker plastic rims. However, it’s quite true that each day, petite eyeglasses are gaining ground in the fashion world as well. What’s next? A return to the “invisible” frames that dawned with the new millenium with sex appeal that was highly suspect? I doubt it. But while we think over the new emerging trends eyewear (space-age face-computer or otherwise), here is a rundown of the cool styles of glasses of the moment. Let’s find your look, shall we? Begin!
Frames and Styles for Eyeglasses
Square and Rectangular Frames
Even though the tendency is make everything relating to the eyes round, square and rectangular eyeglass frames have been the first choice for many. Blame it on Rayban Wayfarer’s massive popularity, I suppose. But trends happen for a reason!
On the other hand, if you’re looking to combine two styles in one, try squared frames with rounded edges. They’re perfect for oval faces (though they make almost anyone look great).
Round and Semi-Round Frames
Even though each style has it’s own selling point, round-framed eyeglasses are the style with the most personality. However, it’s true that round frames aren’t fit for every face. To wear this look requires a defined style and a good plug of confidence. But, with square faces, it’s a safe bet that you’ll look great.
Square, Round, Rectangular Glasses Frames! You Decide:
Cat Eye Frames
The Cat Eye frames are the most fun and daring. Very feminine, and quite elegant. Made popular in the 1950s by celebrity icons like Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly. Do you dare make Cat Eyes your look?
If you loves these styles but are looking for a more aggressive, edgy design, we recommend the Gigi Barcelona Oversize; a mix of retro with cat-eyed curves and an updated aesthetic. Emma Stone looked great with her Cat Eyes in her role as Skeeter in The Help, but can’t you imagine yourself just as easily arriving at the office, or Uni in these funky frames?
Wanna get risky? Try the Happiness Shades Saint frames, either in black or Floral Print!
Clubmaster frames combine two material: Metal and plastic. Even though right now the trend is growing slowly, we have no doubt that this will soon skyrocket into the #1 spot on the eyewear style hot list. All throughout Europe, these styles keep popping up more frequently on all the Streetstyle Fashion guides, profiled as the most alternative look of the time. Get a pair and dress them up or combine them with a more casual look!
Of course, we couldn’t forget to mention the trend towards vivid color in this season’s glasses style! Blue, brown, purple, reds, and pinks—stamped and printed with flowers or skulls, wood, plastic, or tortoise— all ideal choices for eyeglasses with a touch of style, class, and cool.