Need new glasses? Think Geek.

“When it comes to eyeglasses, it’s cool to look like a nerd.”

That’s the word from the Houston Chronicle, which profiled one of the hottest eyewear trends for fall: Geek chic. The nerdy look – oversized plastic frames that appear almost too large for the face – is a nod back to the ’50s, when big, thick, dark plastic frames were popular. The Chronicle also notes that while men have embraced their inner nerd for the past few years, such glasses – particularly, cat-eye styles – have more recently become fashionable for the ladies.

Jackie Nasser, fashion editor of Lucky magazine, notes that celebrities have added fuel to the nerdy look trend, and she’s seeingĀ more designers are offering oversize frames in different prints and patterns.

Read the full story here, and see our take on the latest fall trends (along with brand names and styles) in our recent blog post.