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Spring 2012 Eyewear Trends

Want the inside scoop on the season’s hottest eyewear trends for men and women? Take a look at the top trends below and get ready to swoon over these drool-worthy frames!

Women

Demure Beauties

This season designers took ladylike looks to new heights, unleashing a more delicate side to the femme fatale. Pretty pinks and pastels, soothing amber and honey hues and soft milky tortoise update classic shapes and inject new life into this spring’s take on cat-eyes. Rose-tinted lenses and subtle touches of glitter will provide ladies with the ultimate beauty rush they’ve been searching for.

Derek Lam, Banana Republic, Corinne McCormack, Chloe

 

Op-Art

A spring wardrobe would not be complete without the season’s must-have accessory: statement frames. From daring geometrics to kitschy designs, both sunnies and specs are being seen as wearable art. Swooping temples, bold prints and patterns, intricate details and brow bar accents make these abstract driven pieces a one of a kind masterpiece.

Versace, Swarovski, Jean Paul Gaultier by Mikli, Face a Face

 

Sporty Pop

Casual and carefree gals will love the girly makeover that traditional sporty frames – like aviators, shields and wayfarers – are getting this spring. Beach babes will be obsessed with hue as brights, color blocking and clear and colored translucents are out in full force, with colored or mirrored lenses adding just the right amount of edge. For those seeking specs appeal, geek chic style frames with a feminine touch are an absolute must.

Xhilaration, adidas, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Roxy

 

Men

Retro Rock

The legend of Buddy Holly lives on as designers have taken this retro rocker’s impeccable taste in eyewear and applied it to this season’s hottest frames. From the classic wayfarer to clubmaster-inspired frames to keyhole bridges, these shades and glasses are infused with the iconic styles from the past. Blacks and classic tortoise are key, while spotted and milky tortoise add an updated twist to this vintage look.

Tom Ford, MYKITA & Herchcovitch, Randy Jackson, Republica

 

Neo Grunge

Grunge and sporty influences collide with color this spring for a new take on traditional punk rock fashion. Matte finishes, metal detailing, shields and blacked out styles keep it tough for those who crave an edgy alternative. Updated aviators, two-toned frames and funky colored lenses give these adventurous frames a pumped up vibe.

ProDesign, Genius Eyewear, TAG Heuer Avant-Garde Eyewear, VonZipper

 

Rustic Classics

The rustic outdoorsman is reinvented with classic male style for a look that is quintessential to every guy’s spring wardrobe. Timeless specs in honey and amber tones ooze rustic and manly appeal, while leather and wood add an earthy, yet upscale touch. Aviators continue to be a flawless frame choice, and round frames and tortoise are still going strong.

GANT by Michael Bastian, Michael Kors, Austin Reed, English Laundry