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The Hottest Eyewear Trends For Winter

As the season’s change, so does your fashion repertoire, and there is no better accessory to update your winter wardrobe than a brand-ne pair of frames.

The winter chill brings with it a variety of eye-catching specs to suit any style sensibility. The name of the game this season is stylish and favours the bold, but can be toned up or down depending on your personality. Vision Works Optometrists have compiled a list of the six hottest glasses trends for winter:

  1. Understated Clear Frames

Clear framed glasses are one of the most popular eyewear trends of 2019, so it’s no surprise that this trend has been transformed for winter. Subtle and fashion-forward at the same time, it looks like transparent glasses frames are here to stay, whether in their colourless clear versions or the bolder, more colourful counterparts. Whether you’re looking to achieve a subtle look or want to dress to impress, white or transparent eyeglasses are the name of the game. To keep the focus on your glasses, make sure you pick outfits or makeup in lighter shades.

  1. Millennial Dusted Pink Glasses

A warm, dusted pink is forecasted to be the next neutral hue to reign as the supreme colour trend throughout 2019. In the kaleidoscope of bold and bright colours this winter, this warm Pantone is a breath of fresh air. When paired with a distinctive frame, this subtle colour makes just the right amount of impact and adds a carefree vibe to an outfit. To keep the focus on your frames – where it should be – make sure to pick outfits in light colors as to not steal their spotlight.

  1. Tortoiseshell Eyewear

Second only to clear frames, tortoiseshell glasses in unique patterns are your best bet to keep your finger on the pulse of current eyewear trends. Tortoiseshell has transcended boring brown, and this winter staple has been reimagined in a variety of colour palettes, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect pair for your skin tone and hair.

  1. Modern Prints

A variation of the distinctive tortoiseshell trend, marbled frames tap into the  uniqueness of mixed-colour acetate frames, with bold patterns and color combinations. Light and dark colors combine to achieve a unique pattern, perfect for both men and women. Half-frame marbled shades are a bit more sophisticated and will add a delicate finishing touch to your outfit.

  1. Gold Metal Spectacles

Gold spectacles are guaranteed to create a stir. Simple, straight to the point yet undeniably luxe, gold metal eyeglasses are delicate and inspire elegance, perfect for accessorising your office look but also for constructing a fun, quirky outfit. Round metal eyeglasses are often associated with attention to detail, and a double-bridge aviator style is undeniably old-school cool.

  1. Vibrant Red Frames

Vivacious and vibrant, a woman in red glasses cannot be ignored. This trend spans the cherry-coloured spectrum, and these sweet-coloured women’s eyeglasses are hip and bold, a perfect choice for a fashionista. From an oversized frame to a more radical cat-eye, this playing with this punchy colour naturally creates a sexy and mysterious look.

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