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Say Hello to Spring 2015 Eyewear Trends

It’s probably safe to say just about everyone is totally over the frigid wintry weather that won’t let up. The only thing keeping us lively amid the constant chill is the fact that spring is in sight—we literally can’t wait to bid farewell to the ice cold and say hello to warmer times, not to mention the fabulously fresh fashions that come along with ‘em! The seasonal shift also welcomes a spankin’ new array of specs ‘n’ sunnies that’ll definitely leave guys and gals alike swooning in all their glory! So take a looksie at the official spring eyewear trends, as well as some of our fave must-have glasses and shades of the season below, and hit up Eyecessorize.com for even more deets and frame suggestions.

Clean Cut

Monochromatic minimalism remains at the forefront this spring, as men’s and women’s eyewear takes a more simplistic approach to modern styles. A limited color palette of slick gunmetal, dense black and pure white, with occasional pops of steely blue and gray, lends to structural integrity; however, new-age updates like aqua lenses, translucent effects, laser-sharp cutouts and wire browbar accents inject fresh energy into these basic, yet essential, frames. Freedom to explore various shapes – from small rectangles to sleek cat-eyes to angular squares – is encouraged, and creates much-needed buzz around these everyday specs and sunnies.

Leon Max (4018), Kingsley Rowe (Kennedy), ZIGGY by Cendrine O. (Sunny 101), ICU Eyewear (7477), Jupiter Slims (Solar), Maui Jim (Flat Island)

Leon Max (4018), Kingsley Rowe (Kennedy), ZIGGY by Cendrine O. (Sunny 101), ICU Eyewear (7477), Jupiter Slims (Solar), Maui Jim (Flat Island)

Laissez-Faire

Fearlessness, independence and a generous dose of spontaneity are the heart and soul of this season’s most daring frames. Confident dudes and chicks will gravitate toward endless amounts of statement eyewear, where there’s no shortage of eclectic shapes, colors or details. Wild silhouettes, like futuristic shields, athletic wraparounds and novelty shapes, steal the limelight. Frames are further enhanced by splashes of summery tones – think creamy sherberts, fiery reds, electric blues and citrus hues. Bedazzled temples, textured patterns and vibrant colored lenses offer up variety and individuality for dangerously spexy appeal. There’s no restraining the runway’s energetic take on warm-weather eyewear.

Crocs Eyewear (CF615), eyebobs (Hot Property), I Heart Eyewear (Sorbet), VonZipper (Bionacle), Face à Face (Hakka 2), ONE by Optic Nerve (Dylan)

Crocs Eyewear (CF615), eyebobs (Hot Property), I Heart Eyewear (Sorbet), VonZipper (Bionacle), Face à Face (Hakka 2), ONE by Optic Nerve (Dylan)

Purely Organic

Establishing harmonious balance between fashion trends and Mother Nature can be challenging, and more often than not, the outcome is lackluster. This spring, though, eyewear is being revisited through an earthy lens, and the result is surprisingly satisfying. Mimicking natural materials and textures, including wood and leather, these frames embody an understated elegance that’s perfect for eco-conscious guys and gals. Soothing colorations – like velvety apricot, toasted almond, marble gray, as well as soft pink, blue and green – provide a tranquil backdrop for contemporary additions, including floral patterns, metal decor, denim detailing and prominent browbars.

Anne Klein (AK7025), Lafont (PEOPLE), Gucci (GG 3699N), Revo (Blackwell), SPY (Asher), Diesel (DL5116)

Anne Klein (AK7025), Lafont (PEOPLE), Gucci (GG 3699N), Revo (Blackwell), SPY (Asher), Diesel (DL5116)

Retrograde

Paying homage to celebrated classics continues to be a driving force on the runways, particularly when it comes to eyewear. Vintage shapes travel back to the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, channeling retro-chic aviators, rounds, cat-eyes and Clubmaster-inspired profiles. A refined selection of mottled tortoise, red-wine marsala, buttery neutrals and mineral blues keeps these glasses and shades grounded. Meanwhile, subtle detailing – like mixed materials, inlay accents, ombré finishes and decorative bridges – reveals an avant-garde style that’s permeating the “old is new” sentiment. The options are plentiful for old souls looking to rejuvenate their eyewear wardrobes.

Zac Posen (Moyra), FYSH (F-3526), Chloé (CE675S), Ogi Eyewear (8068), VANNI (V1955), Smith Optics (Questa)

Zac Posen (Moyra), FYSH (F-3526), Chloé (CE675S), Ogi Eyewear (8068), VANNI (V1955), Smith Optics (Questa)