In mid-December, Pantone Announced the 2015 Color of the Year as Marsala, a wine-inspired hue. The spirit of the color “enriches our mind, body, and soul, exuding confidence and stability,” according to Lea Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. Keeping this bold theme in mind, we’ve rounded up some top styles for designer eyewear in the coming year.
1. GRAPHIC IMPACT – Over-sized, geometric frames
These statement-making styles are the epitome of confidence. The oversized look, popular for years, continues to be a strong element in both casual and workwear. The updated frame shapes make the look modern, and each frame can serve as its own piece of impactful art. Pair with simple accessories and neutral make-up to really make these fun frames pop!
2. SEE IT THROUGH – Semi-sheer and Transparent frames
Transparent frames offer a new take on eyewear for those of us who wear glasses daily. Because of the lack of color, you can go big and bold with the shape, keeping in mind what styles will flatter your face. They may even appear invisible from far away. This style is a sure way to update your glasses and establish an up-to-the-minute look. Semi-sheer hues are perfect for an unexpected sunglasses selection. For sunglasses, choose a colorful mirrored tint!
3. NATURAL GLAM – Neutral tones
Selecting a neutral shade for your frames is an elegant way to accessorize. If you wear bolder hues in your clothing, selecting a natural shade is a trendy offset. You may even find frames beyond plastics or acetates, as more designers are using leather, wood, and bamboo to create unique eyewear for you.
4. PRETTY IN PATTERN – Patterned Frames
Move beyond classic black and tortoise frames. Instead, opt for patterned eyewear, particularly in pastel shades. By juxtaposing a bold pattern with unexpected pastels, you’re sure to stand out. Updated tortoise-shell in stronger yellows and greens are a more subtle way to add this style to your wardrobe.
5. ROUND OFF – Rounded Frame Shapes
These styles offer a modern take on the 1960s and 1970s styles. For both sunglasses and everyday eyewear, you can channel John Lennon’s tea-glasses style. Get a larger frame style for a trendier take.