Our super spectacle stylist and Optical Assistant, Joanna talks us through the latest designer frame trends and styling tips for the winter party season.
Eyewear trends have been a big hit on the fashion scene this year, they’ve been featured all over the catwalks and have become hugely popular amongst lots of the top designers. This is great news for all us spectacle-wearers! It means that there’s plenty of trends out there at the moment that are totally wearable. You can pair your new on-trend frames with everything. From casual, cosy outfits to your Christmas party frocks, and the best thing about the trends? They’re all timeless styles, that can be worn for years to come.
As we’re well and truly in the Christmas party season, I thought it would be great to look at all the fabulous eyewear trends that are circulating this winter and give some of my top tips for styling your outfits to match your spectacles.
Winter Frame Trends
I’ll start our winter trends off with the hot-off-the-catwalk aviator frames. Although these aren’t exactly a trend, the aviator style is most definitely this season’s ‘frame of choice’. Aviator frames were worn by pilots during the Second World War to provide glare protection whilst also being light and large enough to give a good field of vision. The shape is now worn and loved by many celebrities and we’ve got some great frames in the practice by Ted Baker and Maui Jim.
We offer polarised lenses from Maui Jim for winter sun, great for wearing on skiing trips or for helping to block out the blinding glare of a low, winter sun whilst driving.
For both spectacles and sunglasses, aviators are a popular style in our practice, with slim metal frames are the preferred material over plastic. Take a look at these fantastic sunnies by designer Ted Baker. Thanks to the current 1970s revival seen on catwalks for over a year now, I think that these frames are here to stay.
The cool metal frames of the aviator style leads nicely on to our next trend – Retro.
This trend encompasses all things vintage, with metal frames and minimal elegance. Think small round frames, John Lennon style, for a cool classic look that can help to spruce up any outfit. And frames that are heavy over the eyebrows and lighter around the cheekbones that create the distinguishable retro feel.
We’re loving these retro frames from Calvin Klein here at our practice.
We often find that trends in fashion generally run in cycles and the new season has brought the 1980s back with a bang! From thick frames and bold colours, to cat eye shapes and oversized frames. This trend has it all!
Cat eye shaped frames instantly bring an element of old Hollywood glamour and sophistication to your outfits. For workwear, wearing cat eye frames adds a perfect touch of style to your outfit, and if you’re looking to go all out glamourous for your Christmas party, then cat eye frames are the best accessory!
To add ultimate glamour to your outfit, match your new frames with your make up and use eye liner to create cat eye flicks.
At our practice, we have lots of wintery shades that are perfect to wear from season to season. Black, red, browns, and clear spectacles are firm favourites on the catwalk amongst designers, with the most popular classic colour being tortoiseshell. There’s lots of patterns and colour palettes that can be used in a tortoiseshell design, including muted neutral tones and black & greys. They are perfect for the winter season, as they go really well with big cosy knits and structured jackets in colours such as camel and grey. Check out this selection, new in from Calvin Klein.
With lots of new frames in stock, there’s no better time to get yourself a new pair of super on-trend designer frames. Pop by our practice to have a browse and chat with us about spectacles to suit your style. Or if you’d like to book an eye examination, please feel free to give our team a call on 01332 291010.