Of all the accessories I own, the one I get the most compliments on isn’t a bag or a pair of shoes—actually, it’s my glasses. Sure, this probably has something to do with the fact that I wear them just about every day, and, well, they’re on my face, but I also think some well-chosen frames can change up your whole look with relatively little effort. While we may not think of eyeglasses as being trendy in the way that sunglasses are, there are a few undeniably cool styles and shapes right now.
Cat-eye opticals have the same vintage appeal as the retro sunnies every It girl’s been wearing this year, while colorful frames are an easy way to brighten up even the simplest of outfits. Wire-rim glasses, whether rounded or aviator shape, offer lighter takes on traditionally more masculine styles.
Below, shop 18 stylish pairs of glasses that will make you glad you have a prescription.
Not your average cat-eye frames.
The prettiest shade of blush.
These Gucci frames are worth saving up for.
It's easy being green.
Smokey gray goes with everything.
Aves are surprisingly simple to style.
Check out the contrast arms.
Matte black is super chic.
A classic, upgraded.
These frames come in four colorways, and each of them is a winner.
Just the right amount of retro.
When in doubt, just add stripes.
These tan frames will be your new go-tos.
Don't shy away from fiery red frames.
A little bit Lennon.