It’s time to start seeing things clearly; to bring your vision into focus with eyewear that is chic, cool, on trend and totally YOU.
There’s nothing better than finding that one accessory that makes you feel totally you, that little extra something that gives you more confidence than anything else in your closet. Why shouldn’t that be your eyewear? You wear your glasses every single day, they should be an extension of your personal style- not just an afterthought. The right shape of eyewear can literally make or break an outfit!
Eyewear styles have really upped the ante on chic spectacles for 2020. From rectangular to round, tortoiseshell to metal, this season’s optical trends are sure to catch your eye. I stopped into LensCrafters at Fashion Show to get the 411 on what’s hot and what’s not in optical.
Let’s talk trends.
One of the biggest trends is transparent/translucent frames. Clear transparent frames have been hot for a few seasons and will continue to be hipster-chic in 2020, but we will also see transparent styles in crystal clear hues of burgundy, rose, gray, green and brown. Translucent frames are super versatile because they almost act as a neutral, and pair well with most outfits: a great classic to have in your wardrobe. (Versace style: 3276)
A trend that has really been building steam over the last couple seasons is women wearing men’s frames, both in optical and sunglasses. Crossing gender barriers more and more women are using men’s aviators as their optical of choice which makes sense considering menswear inspiration is so HUGE in fashion right now. Combining their long heritage with the edgy millennial attitude, aviators deliver a prompt style boost for both women and men alike. Newly equipped with on-trend coloration complements every style that indulges every new look. (Michael Kors style: Procida)
Round Metal Wire
Harry Potter, but make it fashion. Yes, these round, wire-rimmed glasses are extra nerdy, but that’s the whole point. Round glasses evoke a sense of smart style and sophistication for both men and women and create a vibe that is retro yet totally modern. A quick tip, when buying round glasses make sure that your eyebrows aren’t completely showing through your lenses. This a fashion no-no! Also, round glasses should not sit on your cheeks. (Giorgio Armani style: AR5069)
Topline or Browline Spectacles
Think Horned Rim glasses but chic them up. This classic style has been ramped up and crafted from high quality lightweight material for 2020. It’s like your everyday optics and your favorite pair of sunglasses had a baby! Because of the lack of a distinct bottom edge, these guys add softness to prominent facial features. (RayBan style: 3716)
70s Inspired Design
Retro styles are all the rage! Many iconic frame styles are back, with a contemporary twist. Big, bold, geometric, and oh so fashion-forward, they’re easy for anyone to pull off. This is the style you’ll see walking down the runways at Gucci, Valentino and FENDI this season. Think of them as your favorite oversized sunglasses, but for the indoors. (Valentino style: VA4053).
Tech Relief- Blue Light Protection
More and more optical (and non-optical) wearers are becoming concerned with blue light protection. Anytime you look at an unfiltered digital screen(your computer, your smart phone, tablet, etc), a portion of the light your eyes are absorbing is in the blue wavelength. Blue light — the strongest portion of the visible spectrum — is all around us all the time, but with most of us spending more and more of our waking hours staring at a screen these days, the strong blue light coming from screens can potentially harm your vision and result in “digital eyestrain” which causes loss of sleep and sleep quality, along with a host of other potential problems. By adding blue filter lenses, you can help relieve the issues that come from excess blue light.
To learn more about vision care solutions and to schedule an eye exam, visit LensCrafters.com
*This post was created in partnership with Fashion Show. All thoughts and opinions are my own.