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Jenn Falik’s Guys’ Guide to F/W ’14 Eyewear Trends

Eyecessorize spokesperson and style expert Jenn Falik is our ongoing guest blogger! You may have spotted her dishing out fashion and beauty advice on hit TV shows like “The View,” “Rachael Ray Show” and “E! News,” just to name a few! So in coming months, be on the lookout for even more blog posts from our leading lady!

Building a wardrobe of stylish specs, sunnies and readers can go a very long way in defining, as well as transforming, a man’s look. After all, his accessory options are somewhat limited—so he may as well make the most of ‘em!

Mixing and matching the top trends for fall/winter 2014 will create the ultimate eyewear arsenal for any guy. So here is a primer of sorts to give gents some personal style inspiration for the season. Take a looksie at the video clip on Eyecessorize.com.

Color Play

Fall’s rich hues are the muse here—look to deep greens, maroons and navy tones for a sophisticated departure from traditional blacks and browns. These frames are perfect for a man who wants to stay in his style comfort zone while experimenting with a subtle departure from the usual day-to-day.

Alternatively, if he is up for straying just enough to make a real statement, then he can play with neutral and white frames like those spotted on the fashion runways—even the most traditional silhouette looks totally modern when done in an opaque cream or light amber.

If he craves strong pops of color, opt for more bold options when it comes to “occasion” frames like sunglasses or readers. Bright blues, oranges and reds feel sporty, and can be toned down when worked into a quintessential tortoise shell for more professional instances.

Jenn suggests: In the specs department, look no further than rich emerald aviators, as well as soft ivory and tortoise glasses from GANT Rugger. Dark blue shades from CB Eyewear or more athletically inclined Salvatore Ferragamo sunnies with vibrant flash lenses will definitely add a pop of color to any outfit. Being bold when it comes to reading glasses has never been easier with colorful frames by Cinzia Designs and Scojo New York.

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Shape Shifting

Flat-tops are very fashion-forward, but if he wants to keep it classic with retro shapes, there are unique new options there as well. Go for unexpected materials, like a matte wood finish on an archetypal profile, or a throwback-worthy keyhole bridge to transport a simple rounded frame into hipster territory.

Jenn suggests: Classic wayfarers by Shwood are given a cool update with a marbleized wood finish in a muted gray hue. Meanwhile G-Star RAW plays with the geek chic trend with its perfectly round frames and dapper accents.

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Dramatic Details

Eyewear becomes as fashionable as it is functional with the addition of modest, yet stylistically substantial, details. Doubling up on the bridge is one way to set frames apart, as are accents along the temples. These are easy ways to draw attention to the eyes, without looking like he is trying too hard!

Ombré patterns have been catching major style steam as of late, and this sophisticated way of incorporating color is a very on-trend way to elevate any pair of frames. The gradient tones look amazing on the catwalk when used for outerwear or look-at-me sweaters, and they become instantly wearable in real life when used to add interest to eyewear.

Jenn suggests: Original Penguin masters the art of detailing with its shades boasting everything from cool two-toned finishes, to double bridges, to geometric temple patterns.

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