It seems only yesterday when we were basking in the sun, waiting for the lockdown to get over. As fresh lockdowns greet us (along with cold, overcast weather), the good news is that 2021 is almost here. Having experimented with Work From Home glasses throughout the year, it is safe to say that the spring collection of 2021 is going to rage with both fresh, experimental statements and timeless classics.
If you are someone who likes to go minimal with style or the kind who wants to make a statement with his/her accessories, then this is the right time to choose the right fashion spectacles to complement your personality. If you want to sport your favorite retro style without looking old-fashioned, have a look at these fresh designs. Just keep in mind these few basic things to choose the perfect pair of glasses:
- Your face shape
- Your personality
- Your skin tone
- The lifestyle you enjoy
Here are some of my favorite eyeglasses trends that are going to rule throughout the upcoming year:
Oversized frames: Style and protection
An incredible variety of over-sized frames clearly shows that the pandemic has affected this year’s glasses trends. We can see more big-sized frames that cover our eyes and provide protection against the virus, according to some experts. Eyewear trends are slowly shifting from micro, mid-90 frames to huge face-shielding options. However, the retro “granddaddy glasses” are back in fashion. These blue mirror sunglasses will not let you go unnoticed.
Round glasses: Not just for the wizards
Though round glasses have been in trend for the past several years, the metal-rimmed round frames from the 80s and 90s are getting more attention this season. Try these round frame high-nose bridge glasses because there’s nothing better than round glasses in nude colors to help you style effortlessly, yet elegantly.
Thin rim frames: For understated elegance
Thin rim glasses are my personal favorite. There’s nothing chicer than a sleek pair of gold or rose-gold rimmed metal frame. Pair them with basic plain colors, and you’re not going to look anything less than a magazine cover model.
Wooden frames: For all things natural
These styles were already a part of the eyewear collection, though they never made it to the hot trend list. However, with modified designs with more wearable options and added colors, wooden glasses are ready to fill all the optical stores around the UK. Pair with your funkiest outfits and ace the 2021 glasses trend.
Transparent rims: Easy-to-wear glamour
One of the eyewear styles from last year that has again made its place in the hot trends of the season (and why not) is the clear, transparent frames style. With added glamour of subtle pastel tints like light blue, pink, green, peach, and grey, and unique designs like half metal and half-transparent, transparent glasses are here to stay for many more seasons.
Geometric glasses: No hard maths
Ditching those micro frames that were trending last year, the eyewear market has presented more wearable options, though with added funk. Geometric glasses like octagon, hexagon, square, and rectangle are excellent to highlight or accentuate your facial features, especially if you have a round face. Look at these grey lilac octagon glasses, perfect for both party night-overs and professional meet-ups.
Cat-eye glasses: Where all the bold ladies at?
Another retro classic, the gorgeous cat-eye glasses with exaggerated rims, classic tortoise, or bright colors on a crystalline body are sure to amp up your style statement when you go for brunch with your girlfriends. Whatever mood you find yourself in the bossy babe or the naughty mystery, you have a frame for every game. Have a look at these gradient dusty purple and magenta cat-eye glasses.
Blue light reading lenses
The lockdown has made us all spend far more on-screen hours than what our eyes can bear. Blue light rays are a part of the sunlight spectrum. They move with extremely high energy and hence cause damage to human eyes like cataracts, macular degeneration, Dry Eye Syndrome. I have had a hard time struggling with dry, irritated eyes. Fortunately, it was not too late when I discovered blue light blocking glasses. Now that people are becoming aware of the ill-effects of blue light, more and more of them will be purchasing anti-blue light glasses in 2021.