Fall is many a fashion connoisseur’s favorite season. The Autumn/Winter collections go tantalizingly down the runway, tempting us all with lush fabrics, deep rich colors, and filling our heads with dreams of finding affordable versions of the nattier looks.
Thanks to the likes of Miu Miu, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Tory Burch, Derek Lam and Gucci sun glasses (among others) there is one very accessible way to grab hold of the Fall trends and make them your own. You probably already know that I’m talking about glasses…
A great resource for capturing and summarizing eyewear trends each season is the Eyecessorize blog. At FramesDirect.com we like to collect our most eye catching frames from top designers and organize them into the trends as reported by Eyecessorize to create a totally shop-able seasonal trend report.
The first trend is aimed at the fashion pioneer. That woman or man who is out there, fearless, free and emboldened by the art and architecture of their glasses. Under the moniker “Editorialized,” this trend is on the more daring end of the spectrum with unexpected and exaggerated shapes and busy patterns. From a classic polka dot to oodles of embellishments, these frames will energize and entertain. Exemplified by these Miu Miu cat eye cut-offs, let your creativity reign and don’t worry about getting all matchy-matchy with your outfit
I, for one, am SO happy that the 70’s are back. Bell bottoms really flatter every body shape. OK, even if you disagree, you can get on board with this retro trend. Turn back the hands of time with perfectly round glasses. The great thing about catching “Old School Fever” is that you can put your own spin on it. Whether you’re a political activist, a dancing queen, or a festival sprite this trend will jive perfectly with your aesthetic. Derek Lam really drives the point home with his Bowery Sunnies
Here’s a no-brainer for you. I’m sure you’ve noticed the minimalist obsession in popular culture. Whether it’s the “life changing magic of tidying up” or people selling all their possessions to move into tiny houses – it seems like everyone is trying to simplify. This “Tried & True” trend is all about getting back to basics. Whether that means a no fuss aviator or an easy acetate all-black wayfarer, is up to you. I love the clean, yet subtly feminine lines of theseÂ Max Mara frames (and if you can afford the Max Mara camel coat to go with them; get it girl!)
But sometimes minimalism can feel so serious, right? Be like your G-ma and ask yourself “what are the kids into these days?” Well “Athleisure” isn’t quite over and neither are those 80’s neons. The “Upbeat Charm” trend is all about energy. Think mirrored shades in vibrant colors, sporty wrapped lenses, and colors galore. Do you need your glasses to give you life? That may be asking too much of them, but these Von Zipper shades will make you smile.
So let the changing of the seasons be your cue to step up your style game. Autumn/Winter fashion doesn’t just mean back to school or the 5 lb September issue landing on your doorstep. It means time to reassess what you want from the rest of 2015. Will you take a risk and attract some attention, or maybe take the fashion merry-go-round back in time? Whether you simplify or electrify, there’s a fab new pair of designer glasses (sunnies or optical!) calling your name.
2015 Fall Trends inspired by Eyecessorize, The Vision Council’s source for all things eyewear.0