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Unveiling Spring’s Hottest Eyewear Trends

With the blizzard of 2016 behind us, it’s safe to say just about everyone is ready see winter stopped dead in its tracks. Since the good ‘ole groundhog did not see his shadow this year, we’re praying for an early spring. We can’t wait to bid farewell to the constant cold and say hello to warmer times, not to mention the fabulous fashions that come along with ‘em. On that hopeful note, we’re pleased to introduce the new season’s fresh eyewear trends for guys and gals alike! Representing an array of styles – from brazenly bold, to old-meets-new, to spirited charm, to tried-and-true – the new selection of frames is one to remember. Take a look at the official trends, as well as some of the specs and sunnies we’re currently coveting this season, below. And hit up Eyecessorize.com for even more deets and frame suggestions.

Wild + Whimsical
Trans fashion has officially taken over and cast gender barriers aside, resulting in open-minded eyewear designs. This season, it’s all about making a statement with unabashed shapes, like look-at-me hearts, futuristic rounds, extravagant cat-eyes and hybrid aviators, not to mention vivacious pigments – make note of head-turning sunny yellows, blood oranges, wild roses, electric violets, neon blues and lime greens. Recapturing their creative sides, dudes everywhere are embracing daring embellishment more than ever with animalistic prints, iridescent lenses, rubber and denim materials, and splatter motifs. Feminine frames mix sweet and frilly décor with industrial elements for a surprisingly refreshing juxtaposition. Rejecting all stereotypes, anything goes this spring, as festival-worthy frames rooted in androgyny take center stage.

gx by Gwen Stefani (GX001), Etnia Barcelona (WLA AFRICA04), Diesel (dl5155), Modo Paper-Thin (666), Colors in Optics (Taft), Revo (Traverse)

gx by Gwen Stefani (GX001), Etnia Barcelona (WLA AFRICA04), Diesel (dl5155), Modo Paper-Thin (666), Colors in Optics (Taft), Revo (Traverse)

Return to Romance
Flashbacks to royal opulence collide with contemporary edge when it comes to this season’s specs and sunnies. With timelines removed, historical pieces permeate the digital age, giving way to categorically vintage frames with refined flair. Ladies time travel to an era when exquisite gemstones, lace appliques, retro prints and neutral cosmetic tones were all the rage. Must-haves for gents include: geek chic rounds, revamped aviators and classical Clubmasters; delicate metal constructions in copper, pewter and gold; as well as clip-on lenses and funky browlines. Meanwhile, updated color blocking, tinted and mirrored lenses, latticework details and leopard prints perpetuate the perfect marriage of antique and modern.

Kingsley Rowe (Sloan), Ray-Ban (RX 7073), Jimmy Choo (Vivy/S), GRACE (7070), TOMS (Locke), Betsey Johnson (Shine)

Kingsley Rowe (Sloan), Ray-Ban (RX 7073), Jimmy Choo (Vivy/S), GRACE (7070), TOMS (Locke), Betsey Johnson (Shine)

Energetic Allure
Standing out from the crowd has never been easier this season with an array of wildly cool glasses and shades crafted for the most active go-getters. Spirited athleticism reigns supreme, allowing sportier styles with wearable appeal to shine through. Guys and gals alike enjoy a palette of daring hues – picture lava reds and oranges, lagoon blues, oceanic teals, apple greens and milkshake pinks – in glossy, frosted and metallic finishes, topped off with flashy lenses for extra pizzazz. Easygoing aviators, wayfarers and 1980s visors are key players for men, while bubbly rounds, squared-off shapes and powerful shields charm the female crowd. Rounding out the collection are pops of faux wood, ombré effects and Amazonian graphics reminiscent of otherworldly charisma.

Icon Eyewear (40040), Cantera (Pitch), Superdry (Oxley), Italia Independent (0215), Cole Haan (CH4010), Under Armour (Double Down)

Icon Eyewear (40040), Cantera (Pitch), Superdry (Oxley), Italia Independent (0215), Cole Haan (CH4010), Under Armour (Double Down)

Reimagined Classics
There’s no such thing as coveting too many go-to wardrobe staples – including tried-and-true specs and sunglasses with sophisticated panache. Always in season, these quintessential frames are so chic and dependable that they’ll have anyone coming back for more. Even-keeled washes like dusty blue, sandy beige, soft lilac, misty gray and milky white adorn these well-loved favorites. Dashing rounds, teardrop aviators and dapper rectangles with minimal detailing are the ideal companions for men who can’t get enough of the essentials. In the femme department, shimmery accents, hints of precious metals and teensy rhinestones grace stunning cat-eyes, gorgeous semi-rimless and smooth-edged profiles, making them prime pieces this spring.

WOOW (Come On 1), SPINE (SP7002), Leon Max (Leon 4031), Maui Jim (Moonbow), Chemistrie by Eyenavision (Harper), Zac Posen (Jacqueline)

WOOW (Come On 1), SPINE (SP7002), Leon Max (Leon 4031), Maui Jim (Moonbow), Chemistrie by Eyenavision (Harper), Zac Posen (Jacqueline)