It’s finally Spring (!) bring on the warmer temps and pray for no more snow. I tend not to follow eyewear trends (I’ve had the same pair of Prada glasses for the last five years…) but I teamed up with Eyedeology to talk about what’s new and hot this season, and let’s just say I’ve been converted to keeping an eye (ha, get it?) on the up and coming trends in eyewear.I did the collaboration with two fellow YYC bloggers and boss ladies, Sam from Sugar and Sam and Zandra from Life with Zandra.
This upcoming Spring and Summer season is all about the big shapes and bold colours; if you look through Vogue or paid attention to Fashion Week, it’s a hodge-podge of looks that are all fun, crazy and chic.
Most people don’t know, but I do have glasses (I just prefer contacts). The big, bold trend was in when I bought my glasses back in the day, and I’m happy to see that it’s still around. I love these black rims because they are a little thinner, but are still very distinctive and make a statement. I have a large face and features so I can pull off the larger rims – they complement the rest of my face quite well. The black rims, which could be too dark on someone, stand out against my light skin and blonde hair which I like. That means I don’t have to worry about eye makeup because these frames become the feature.
The sunglass trends were a bit too bold for my taste, I am more of an aviator gal, but it was fun to try them on and play with the different looks. If you followed New York Fashion Week this year, you’ll have noticed the sunglasses were all bold, bright and funky shapes. The round ones I’m wearing remind me of the Dries Van Noten runway look, emphasizing the circular frames with a cool looking wire.
The big, bold coloured ones, made me feel like a 70’s celebrity; like I had an awesome pool party to attend with a big floppy hat and flowy dress; a very summer-in-the-Hamptons look. They need to be paired with the perfect outfit to avoid clashing the style and colours, especially if you’re not headed to the Hamptons and are rocking them out on a YYC patio.
The black sunglasses were my favourite, probably because they were black. They play with the larger frames, creating a seriously bold look. I felt very Audrey Hepburn in them, and could picture myself wearing them everyday. Black is the easiest to style, especially when they have a trendy, yet classic look to them.
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