The start of the new year is the perfect time to update your wardrobe and your eyewear game. Gone are the days when one skulked around wearing thick, heavy frames that pulled down your look and nose. Today you can think of eyewear as the ultimate fashion statement and a great way to show off your personality. So here goes, all the trends and styles that will rule the roost in 2021. Get set to take notes!
Transparent Eyeglasses With Warm Accents
It’s a trend that’s ruled over 2019, 2020 and is now all set to stay alive and well through the next year as well. Only difference, expect to see lots of new colours and interesting lens combinations like two-tone faded lenses. While traditional crystal clear frames with the sparkle of diamonds like Transparent Full Rim Round Vincent Chase ACTIVE ACETATE VC E12754-C3 Eyeglasses will remain popular, the newest additions include colors include smoky grey hues, buttery yellow and opaque champagne finishes that may not have the sparkle of clear frames but remain subtler than opaques. If you like a little more color in your life, worry not. Warmer accents like green and sandy earth tones are also going to be in, as are makeup inspired colour tones in blush, rouge and apricot shades, especially for women’s eyewear frames.
Dress up tip: Whether you’re looking to go subtle or want to dress to impress, transparent eyeglasses are perfect for the job. Just be sure to pick outfits or makeup in lighter shades to keep the focus on your frames.
Dress up tip: Pair with high-waisted denims, a well fitted shirt, platform heels and a fancy scarf and it’ll feel like the ’70s all over again.
Go Bold Or Go Home
Forget about trying to blend in. Going rimless to keep your eyewear subtle. The year ahead is all about making a statement with your glasses. Bold, heavyweight optical styles in a plethora of colors will dominate this year alongside a resurgence of the round and oval styles. After the trials and tribulations we all faced in 2020, we all need a dash of color to liven things up, don’t we? Bold eyewear indicates inner confidence and a joy di vivre so bright and colourful it will be.
Round eyeglass frames have the perfect retro silhouette for women and men who want a look change. Get ready to embrace hippie movement of the 1960s all over again made iconic by the Mahatma to John Lennon. Perfect for triangular, heart, and square face shapes. Curved lenses look best against faces with sharp and angular features so anybody with a square jawline will rock rounds. Looking to emulate an intellectual, ’20s inspired look? Go with classic small wire circular frames. Oversized rounds are perfect for bold looks while smaller frames are more elegant. But you can always dial it up with funky colors.
Dress up tip: They can be mixed and matched with any number of outfits, starting from smart business wear to hipster sweaters and hats.
Rectangle Eyeglasses Rule
If you like clean, simple shapes, then classic rectangles are classics to add a powerful punch to your everyday look. The upcoming year will see a wide array of rectangle frames in materials ranging from sleek plastic styles to gleaming metal models. Like to go light? Then take you pick from semi-rimless and rimless options. The angular styling of rectangle eyeglasses are perfect for faces with rounded jawlines and soft facial features. If you have a round, oval or even heart shaped faces with soft curves, rectangle frames will give the much needed angular balance to your face. To bring a freshness to the style try monochrome and bright toned frames.
Dress up tip: A very versatile shape that looks good with flowy summer dresses that scream brunch as much as they do power suits.
Gaga Over Geometric Shapes
The hottest new trend are newer geometric shapes that created a buzz last year that refuses to die down. Expect lots of geometric frames in both small and oversized styles. Show off your creative side with the coolest angles ever like hexagons and circles with top pointed edges. It’s such a fun way to add angles to your face especially if you have a square or round-shaped face. By the way, the trend also looks amazing as sunglasses. So go on, break the rules and trade in your classic rectangular frame for a geometric one!
Dress up tip: As versatile as you want them to be. Walking the dog or simply posing with your latest Louis Vuitton handbag, they will look stunning. The quickest way of dressing up subtle office wear or a look-at-me black dress.