Fall 2012 Eyewear Trends

Get an insider’s peek at the latest eyewear trends for men and women! You won’t be able to say no to the irresistible shapes, charming details and retro influences.

For Women:

Retro Glam
Divas with an affinity for all things retro will love the glammed up styles this season. With dramatic cat-eyes, sassy shaped temples and saucy animal prints, these standout frames will not disappoint. Oversized shades bring about a sense of Old Hollywood, and glitzy embellishments dazzle with the perfect amount of charm. Calming tones of cosmetic hues, purples and tortoise keep the look feminine and chic.

Retro Glam: Caviar (6168), Miyagi Eyewear (Audrey), Lisa Loeb (Cake and Pie) and David Yurman (DY078)

Mod Persuasion
For women, this season is all about the round frames – whether ‘60s mod or ‘80s glam – this style is one of fall’s most lust-worthy shapes. Spicy orange and red hues heat things up, while purples and tortoise add a soothing approach. Wayfarer shapes and geek chic frames keep the modness of previous seasons going strong.

Mod Persuasion: Miu Miu (SMU13), kensie (Hipster), Cole Haan (CHF961) and GANT (GWS NYE)

Military Chic
Badass babes will swoon over the military trend that is taking the fashion scene by storm. Eyewear has also followed suit with edgy shields, blacked out styles and fierce metal or studded detailing. Aviators are updated with a newfound toughness to give off that hard rocker attitude these fearless females crave.

Military Chic: Gucci (GG3545), Face a Face (Legends9), Jimmy Choo (JC66) and Vera Wang (Merita)

For Men:

Victorian Dandy
This fall, dandy details rule and men everywhere are taking note. Round frames – a la John Lennon – are a must for both optical and sun, whether in metal or plastic. Black, as well as classic and fresh takes on tortoise are key for this well-bred style, while keyhole bridges and browline frames add sophisticated, retro flair.

Victorian Dandy: TOMS (Lobamba), Kata (K201), Marc Ecko (Snake Eyes) and Seraphin (Coolidge)

American Vintage
With influences from the ‘70s and true American style, frames this season will have men pining after these sporty, yet vintage-inspired frames. Wood detailing adds a natural vibe, while wayfarer shapes keep the geek chic trend alive and well. Retro aviators have also made their imprint on the runways, and are quintessential for any guy trying to emulate this look.

American Vintage: Original Penguin (The Bernard), Amadeus (A939), Superdry (Hope) and Persol (PO649)

Urban Luxe
Street fashion gets a chic upgrade this season with tough, yet high-end styled eyewear. Full of luxurious leather detailing, edgy browlines and metal accents, these frames take sporty influence to the next level. Updated aviators create a new richness to an evergreen style and blacked out frames lend an air of sleek mystery.

Urban Luxe: Tumi (Humber), Lafont (Inspiration), XXL (Navigator) and Maui Jim (Surf Rider)