From updated aviators to refined metals: these are the vintage eyewear trends you’ll see in 2021
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Take a quick peek at one of your favorite fashion Instagram accounts and you’ll probably notice that the sleekest and coolest looks have one thing in common: glasses.
It is an accessory that can easily and quickly take your outfit to the next level depending on what you are looking for. Whether it’s sleek and refined, a fun pop of color, a fresh take on vintage, or a combination of it all. That’s why the most stylish among us are rarely seen without them.
Take Zoe Foster Blake for example, who is a big fan of a good pair of shades and uses them to dress up her look from top to bottom. With her playful and cheerful style, Foster Blake “can wear a long, floral dress to the floor, but tone down hair, shoes, makeup and sunglasses.” A winning combo, in our opinion.
And as fall and winter approach, there is no shortage of new trends to try to enhance your outfits. According to Juan Carlos Camargo, manager of executives at Specsavers, vintage eyewear styles are making a comeback, but in 2021, it’s all about modernity. Think iconic shapes like the aviator, club master, square and round eyes in a luxurious color palette.
âThe A / W range offers a good base of classic styles to build your eyewear wardrobe. We see tortoise shell and soft gold emerge as important colors for a subtle opulence, while textured metals add an elegant touch. These are staples that run smarter and harder and will be wardrobe additions that will never go out of style, âCamargo said.
âYou will find timelessly fashionable frames from designers you will love. From oversized aviators by Hugo to sophisticated square frames by Marc Jacobs, there is something for everyone.
So what exactly does the rest of this year have in store for eyewear? Here are the vintage eyewear trends you’ll see everywhere in the coming months:
Who doesn’t love a good pair of aviators? Originally developed in 1963 to protect the eyes of pilots in flight (hence the reason they are sometimes referred to as “ pilots ”), aviators have come into modern fashion, because in short, they have l look super classic and cool. In 2021, the double frame is a modern take on vintage style, often accompanied by a slim metal design, giving a bold look like the Viktor & Rolf 11.
Get the look with: Viktor & Rolf 11 – $ 349 for two pairs of Single Vision
Right now it’s all about metal frames, from silver to gold and rose gold. While wireframe styles have been around for decades, modern styles have a touch of sophistication. Metal glasses in 2021 incorporate unique accents that can play into our personalities and provide a look that we feel is more unique. Like the Alex Perry 86 which has a braided browline effect, finished with Havana temple tips.
Get the look with: Alex Perry 86 – $ 299 for two single vision pairs
A touch of color
Adding a pop of color to your outfit through glasses is an easy way to make any look more fun. Retro styles often look big and bold and while there is certainly still room for these looks, in 2021 adding a pop of color keeps the look classy while having the same impact. Like the Marc Jacobs 23 which pairs the popular metal look with a subtle and understated burgundy color touch, offering the best of both worlds.
Get the look with: Marc Jacobs 23 – $ 249 for two single vision pairs
Classic but modern
Sunglasses are daytime non-negotiable and there is no shortage of pairs that have a classic look with a modern twist. The best part is, you’ll be wearing this style over and over again, switching easily from season to season. You can’t get past a good pair of black lenses and the Alex Perry Sun RX 56 is no exception. Their polished gold metal keeps the classic look but they have a modern touch with their butterfly shaped glasses.
Get the look with: Alex Perry Sun RX 56 – $ 299 for two pair single vision
Whatever your style, there is a good pair of shades for everyone, or two … or three. We are not here to judge, especially when it comes to glasses.
From collaborations with international designers such as Marc Jacobs, Viktor & Rolf and Hugo, to coveted local designers like Alex Perry and Carla Zampatti, there is something for everyone at Specsavers. Priced at $ 199 for two single vision pairs, the styles above are available throughout Fall / Winter online and at Specsavers stores nationwide.