When is the perfect time to get yourself a new pair of cool glasses that are on the latest eyewear trends?There’s no better time than the start of a new year.
We rounded up the upcoming frame trends of 2017. If you’re looking for some stylish glasses to go with new office outfits or a pair of great sunglasses to style in your looks, we’ve got you covered.
Keep reading and discover what are the most popular glasses trends that will dominate the following year.
EYEWEAR COLOR TRENDS FOR 2017
This season sees the comeback of several popular trends, while other sunglasses and eyeglasses styles are specifically meant for the winter period.
In terms of colors, dark tones dominate the season. The top trendy glasses are painted in tortoiseshell colors, which is the king of colorways. Black, brown, clear and red frames are also very popular!
Here are the color trends are broken down:
1. TORTOISE SHELL / HORN RIMMED GLASSES
The tortoise shell glasses are your best option if you want to stay in tune with the current eyewear trends. There are so many color palettes of this trendy pattern, so you will be sure to find the perfect one for your skin tone and hair!
Here are a couple of tortoise shell frames from Vint&York:
You can go for a rectangular tortoiseshell frame such as the Java. These smooth slim eyeglasses are for both men and women.
If you’re looking for a subtle look, you can try our Watson eyeglasses, inspired by the classic English style. These sleek round unisex frames feature a classic keyhole bridge and are ideal for day-to-day wear, as they are very light.
All tortoise shell glasses attract attention but ladies who look for something more exclusive can wear the oversized cat eye Zelda frame, in a subtle tortoise shell pattern.
The upper side is made from quality acetate and is painted in this season’s favorite colorway. Unlike the upper side, the lenses are held together by thin metal.
Tortoise shell glasses are a great choice for the season because you can match them with your fall/winter outfits.
Another great choice for the season is the Dapper frame in a yellow and black tortoise shell. These stylish glasses for men are masculine and powerful, a great choice for the office environment.
If you’ve decided on the tortoise shell trend you can also take a look at our tortoise shell guide and learn more about this incredible style!
2. CLEAR & WHITE GLASSES
Second only to the tortoise shell, clear frame glasses are one of the most popular eyewear trends of the year, which will still be in trends in 2017. Their neutral colorway makes them a great choice for this season so you should cop them without waiting too much.
Here are a couple of clear frames from Vint&York:
People love their elegant design and beautiful look. If you’re looking for the coolest eyeglasses for both men and women, you have found them.
Prince is a great rectangular frame for men while the Killa clear silhouette will be a business woman’s best friend. You can wear clear frames with prescription lenses or just rock plain ones to get a style boost.
Luella is a balanced frame that features an elegant, slightly sloping browline and is part of our Friends in High Places collection.
The beautiful Keen frame is unisex so if you are looking for some oversized glasses in clear, this is the best choice.
Clear stylish glasses frames can be a great accessory and if your face shape allows, we recommend them in a square shape. Square frames go best with oval, round and heart shaped faces.
3. BLACK RIMMED GLASSES
Black rimmed glasses are the best choice since this non-color is quite popular during the fall/winter season. It also goes great with formal outfits, such as white shirts and black suits.
Here are a couple of black frames from Vint&York:
Hill rectangular eyeglasses are great for men professionals who are looking to change their look.
Black thick round glasses such as the Roosevelt also look very well and should work for those with face shapes incompatible with square glasses.
Exclusively for women, we recommend a black cat eye frame such as the Mulberry.
4. GOLD METAL WIREFRAME GLASSES
When you wear gold you are making a statement. So it’s natural that the best look change will involve golden metal frame glasses.
Here are a couple of gold frames from Vint&York:
Simple and straight to the point. Gold metal eyeglasses are delicate and inspire elegance. This is definitely an office or indoor frame – its fragility might prove it a bit difficult to wear outside.
Round metal eyeglasses are often associated with attention to detail and can do wonders for you in a working environment. These are one of the men’s favorite eyeglasses frame, but can also be a great choicefor women!
5. RED, PINKS & PURPLE EYEGLASSES
The red glasses trend with its variations, be it pink glasses or purple glasses is mostly destined for women. These sweet color women’s eyeglasses are hip and bold, a perfect choice for a fashionista.
Here are a couple of red fall frames from Vint&York:
Pink glasses are cute and playful and are best fitted for a younger woman, such as a college student.
For a bold fashion statement, we recommend a more radical red cat eye frame, from our latest collection.
Red cat eye glasses can be very attractive – if your skin color is a darker shade, then the contrast will be beautiful. Red ultimately gives you a sexy and mysterious look.
6. TEAL EYEGLASSES
The beautiful teal is a deep color made from shades of blue and green. It’s an uncommon color for glasses frames which makes it all the more interesting to wear.
Teal painted acetate can have many accents – from very bright to deep dark. You should choose the one which best suits your skin color. A brighter color will contrast with a darker skin color and vice-versa.
Due to the color’s uniqueness, we recommend wearing teal on solid thick frames to emphasize it. An oversized thick square frame such as the Ritzy will better highlight the teal chromatic due to its size.
For a more playful look, you can also try teal in color combinations – fuchsia is one of the colors that works very well. The multitude of color variations really adds value to the classic shape of these square eyeglasses.
7. NEUTRAL & NUDE EYEGLASSES
Neutral colors are black, white, gray, brown and beige. While white and black are already extensively covered, here we’ll show you how grounded, early colors can make for beautiful contrasts.
Round brown eyeglasses in a wooden finish will compliment people with a light skin color. The formal look makes them a good choice for men and women who wear glasses on a regular basis in a work environment.
Thinner and with a softer side, Jane light brown eyeglasses provide a balance for dark skin tones. They bring brightness to your face. Light brown is a versatile color, easy to match with a large variety of outfits.
Gray is a cold, calculated color, perfect for any angular eyeglasses. The wide and thin Spiffy is creatively nuanced between gray and clear and with ice like accents that seem to shine it will draw all attention to your unique style.
Nude is a new expression of skin color and can have many variations depending on preference. In general, it is composed of a wide pallet of beige nuances.
The Baby Grand rectangular nude eyeglasses present delicate shades of beige infused with tan accents. It flatters people with light and medium skin tones, integrating like a chameleon onto their face.
For those with a prominently tanned skin, the best recommendation is the Elizabeth nude cat eye eyeglasses with black spots and yellow accents.
The frame colors are gradually built from top to bottom, starting with a yellow skin nuance and going all the way to the spotted beige browline.
EYEGLASSES TRENDS: MOST POPULAR STYLES & SHAPES
Of the most popular eyeglasses styles out there, some are perfect for the cold season.
Thick glasses, hipster silhouettes, round frames are seeing a rise in popularity, while stylish eyeglasses silhouettes such as cat eye and square frames are as relevant as always.
1. CLUBMASTER BROWLINE GLASSES
Slim and elegant, the clubmaster browline glasses are a power accessory for your professional life. Available for both men and women, semi-rimless frames are both fashionable and practical.
These stylish and cool frames are a hybrid between two styles: browline eyeglasses and round eyeglasses give us The Fitzgerald, an interesting Clubmaster frame.
Hotsy is a hybrid frame, created from rectangular specs and a heavy browline combined with the semi-rimless silhouette. These are some unique, trendy eyeglasses and their popularity will be noticeable this season.
They are suited for both men and women and we recommend that you wear them in a study or business environment.
2. HIPSTER SQUARE GLASSES
Hipster glasses are a great way to stand out of the crowd.
Hipster eyewear features unique designs, usually in square silhouettes that you don’t see every day. They are a great fit for creative people.
Hipster glasses are for both men and women and should be worn with stylish outfits that underline your creative personality.
Oversized thick frames such as the Ritzy square glasses in black will give you that hipster, geeky look that you’re aiming for.
Finally, choose hipster frames because they are cool, stylish eyeglasses who are amongst this year’s biggest eyewear trends and will continue to be popular in 2017.
Don’t forget to check out our complete guide of how to pick the perfect hipster glasses!
2. AVIATOR GLASSES
Aviator glasses and sunglasses have long been a favorite of eyewear enthusiasts.
While aviator sunglasses are by far the most popular silhouette in the summer, in the fall season we can turn our heads toward an interesting new trend: aviator eyeglasses.
Available for both men and women, Aviator eyeglasses can be worn with prescription lenses or in plain form. You can use them as a stylish accessory to up your outfits and compliment your facial features.
3. CAT EYE GLASSES
As resonant as always, cat eye glasses are still in style and ladies’ best friend in the academic and business environment.
Cat eye frames are sexy yet serious and contour the image of a decisive woman who knows what she wants.
4. ROUND GLASSES
Round eyeglasses frames are a great pick for men and women who want a look change. Their retro silhouette guarantees that you will not go unnoticed.
Round frames are beautiful and simple. Rocked by the likes of John Lennon they are a symbol of free spirits and creative people.
For a more professional approach, you can go with metal round eyeglasses.
Round frames are suited for square and rectangular shaped faces.
They can be mixed and matched with a variety of outfits, starting from the business smart and going to hipster sweaters and hats.
5. OVERSIZED GLASSES
An essential eyewear trend, oversized glasses are making a strong comeback and it even seems like they are set to dominate the beginning of next year.
Oversized eyeglasses look good on both men and women and some specific frames such as Keen are unisex.
We suggest going with a two tone frame colorway, to get in the mood of the season and match them with cardigans and sweaters.
6. THICK RIMMED GLASSES
A bit more on the safe side, thick frame glasses are amongst this fall’s biggest fashion trends. These beauties are bound to draw attention to your face – which is exactly what you need when you are trying to get people to listen to you.
While the thick trend is not limited to square frames, we think it’s one of the best silhouettes out there. The Soho oval glasses with a thick frame are an interesting choice for a woman who is not afraid of expressing herself.
The Great Escape thick round frame is bound to draw attention to your facial features due to its double coloring and thick acetate frame.
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Choose thick rimmed glasses and get ahead on one of the best eyeglasses trends of 2017!
SUNGLASSES TRENDS: STYLES, COLORS & SHAPES
1. CLUBMASTER SUNGLASSES
- Also known as the half rim these semi-rimless sunglasses are the Clubmaster sunglasses. If you are looking for a discreet, acetate and metal frame that makes you look cool, you found it.
Semi-rimless sunglasses are a great fit for the dapper man as well as for the stylish woman. They can be regarded as hipster glasses for guys because of their vintage inspired look.
With retro and vintage influences, The Fitzgerald is destined for your winter holiday. You can get some style inspiration on how to rock this frame from our hats & eyewear guides for men and for women.
2. AVIATOR SUNGLASSES
While the slim, metal Aviator sunglasses are a must have for the summer, the silhouette grows thicker and bolder in its fall/winter edition.
Aviators are amongst the best sunglasses for men and women. There’s no way around. This timeless style has endured the test of time and has been certified unapologetically cool.
So it’s no surprise that Aviator sunglasses are an important part of this season’s trend, especially if the acetate frame is painted in beautiful autumn colors.
3. CAT EYE SUNGLASSES
We’ve already told you that cat eye glasses and sunglasses are a model that will never go out of style.
Besides, cat eye sunglasses are a must in every woman’s wardrobe.
You’ll wear them now, you’ll wear them in the spring and also in the summer. It’s a versatile frame that goes with most outfits and in most settings.
3. ROUND MIRRORED SUNGLASSES
No best sunglasses trends for fall/winter list would be complete without the obligatory mirrored lensessunglasses.
Best used when the snow is piling up and winter the sun is trying to get in your eyes, this beautiful model will be your perfect companion and accessory.
While the lenses are not polarized, the mirror-like lenses will deflect sun rays and ensure that your eyesight is protected.
4. OVERSIZED SUNGLASSES
A favorite of the ladies, the oversized sunglasses style is the recipe to look like a celebrity.
The Bearcat is our pick for the hottest sunglasses for the following year.
This oversized frame is a mixture between two of our favorite styles: cat eye sunglasses and round sunglasses. As if the frames weren’t cool enough on their own, oversized cat eye sunglasses with round lenses are the fashionable choice.
Wear them in white with a touch of gold around the oversized round lenses or in autumn brown. They are a guaranteed head-turner.
Flat Top sunglasses are one the best sunglasses for men. Bolder and manlier than Aviator sunglasses, these babies can’t be confused with a unisex frame.
They might turn heads the way other frames do it, but you can count on them doing the job.
The Firm is a flat top frame with clip on lenses. That means you can use them indoor as eyeglasses and outdoor as sunglasses. How cool is that?
6. TORTOISE SHELL SUNGLASSES
As with the top eyeglasses trends, sunglasses in tortoise shell are very popular.
They emulate the autumn better than any other accessory you might have.
Tortoise shell sunglasses can be worn by any fashion senstive persona, regardless of gender.
7. GOLD SUNGLASSES
Gold is an elegant color so when rocking gold round sunglasses make sure that you compliment them with an equally elegant outfit.
Gold sunglasses go great with bright colors such as yellow or beige as well as with white shirts and cardigans.
8. CLEAR/WHITE SUNGLASSES
Clear frames draw attention to your face and can contrast beautifully with dark tone outfits. As mentioned before, clear frames are in this year’s top sunglasses trends.
Their unique design makes clear sunglasses a very popular trend with everybody.
Most eyewear that’s popular during the fall/winter season distinguishes itself through darker colors and nuances. The clear sunglasses frame breaks this rule and proposes a stylish approach to this important accessory.
One of the advantages of a new season is the opportunity to go for a style change. Change your look and express your personality with stylish glasses that reflect who you really are.
Visit Vint & York for your vintage-inspired eyewear!