Glasses don’t need to be merely functional; they can also represent a small yet effective way of defining your own personal style and identity. Indeed, the beauty of eyewear is that you can experiment with more vibrant and outlandish styles without necessarily changing your entire wardrobe to match. The trends of eyewear this spring are as varied as they are exciting, so finding a model to suit your face shape, personal style and preferences should not be hard! Read on to discover which trends have been setting the designer world alight this spring.
- Vintage is reborn
Whether you wear glasses to correct your vision or simply as a fashion statement, opting for vintage-style frames will certainly demonstrate your stylish credentials this spring. One of the leaders of the pack, Ray Ban, have developed several retro frames this year, some of which have incorporated dramatic patterns and colors. This “vintage wave” was no-doubt started by Luxottica brands, a fact resulting in many Twitter discussions mentioning Luxottica as a reference for this kind of style. Other retro styles, such as oversized frames, are also making a comeback with the likes of Balenciaga leading the charge.
- Cat eye chic
Another trend to make a comeback for Spring 2013 is the streamlined, stylish and sophisticated cat eye frame. Another example of vintage reborn, cat eye frames are gracing the faces of models and celebrities alike with Prada and Dolce and Gabbana at the helm of this 1950s-inspired look. For a true style statement, opt for frames with gems or two-tone coloring such as the Ray Ban Cat Eye collection.
- A burst of color
Whether you opt for a dramatic burst of color à la Carrera and Rough Justice, or a more subtle statement with colored arms, bold hues are set to become very popular in the eyeglasses world this spring. From neon shades to all-white wonders, the choices for the color-brave among us are endless.
- Patterned pleasures
Just because you often shy away from dramatically patterned clothing, does not mean you have to avoid patterned specs. A hot trend for 2013, vibrantly patterned frames have become very popular among fashionable glasses wearers, whether in vintage or more modern styles.
- Minimalist elegance
Clean, functional and elegant frames are also all the rage this year, with classical and streamlined styles with minimal detailing becoming increasingly popular across design houses.
- Metallic marvels
If a vibrant splash of color is not your cup of tea, try another of Spring 2013’s hot trends: the metallic sheen. With the likes of Gucci and DSquared creating several simple and elegant examples, the metallic look is certainly on trend right now.
- Mixed materials
The eyeglasses industry has not only been experimenting with shapes, styles and sizes, but also with material combinations. Traditional frames have been embellished with glossy leather, wood detailing, gold trim, gems, snakeskin textures and metallic embellishments to create exciting and dramatic new styles.
Whatever your style preferences, the eyeglasses trends for Spring 2013 offer something for everyone. From vintage frames and shocking color statements to dramatic patterns and minimalist, metallic elegance, the hottest glasses trends this year are certain to enhance your wardrobe and light up your face.