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Best Eyewear Trends of 2016

Best Eyewear Trends of 2016


If we had to guess, we’d say that trendy eyewear, Kanye West and Adidas, were some of many well-known trends for the fashion conscious this year. However, we will admit that it is perhaps a little biased of us to slot the general term ‘eyewear’ into the dynamic duo that is Kanye and Adidas. They have after all, equally determined and ruled the look of street wear around the world. From London to Sydney to New York, the three stripes and the Yeezy’s were spotted almost everywhere. But what’s a pair of Yeezy’s or Ultra Boosts without adding star-inspired sun or eyeglasses to complete your look? SmartBuyGlasses weighs in on the best eyewear of 2016.

Best Eyewear Trends of 2016

The Retro

Retro designs inspired from the hit TV series ‘Mad men‘ appear to still be a thing. You can opt to wear with anything and in your desired colour choice. For Men, we would have to mention that thick-rimmed glasses look glorious in all designs, including Persol. British actors Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch were both spotted wearing these 70’s inspired frames this year.


The Cat-Eye

For ladies, the retro design is equally trendy in both glasses and sunglasses (when the frame is a little more exaggerated and of course, feminine). The cat-eye eyewear is still chic, with even bolder and thicker frames to match your evocative style. Cat-eye frames have also been popular among celebs and supermodels such as Miranda Kerr or the blogger Chiara Ferragni. They seem to have a thing for Celine, and the truth is, so do we.

Celine Audrey Sunglasses Celebrity

The Clear Frame

Clear frames have become an on-trend look this year. Whether one can pull them off or not is entirely up to their sense of hip-ness. They have after all been deemed funky, fashionable and able to suit any outfit or complexion. If you’re into a lighter, cleaner and more modern look this season, then these translucent frames are the perfect facial furnish choice for you.

If you feel as though the glasses might make you look too vintage-y or just plain boring, you could always opt for a pair of transparent framed sunglasses from Spektre instead.


The Tortoise Shell

Next on our list are the one and only tortoise shells. The semitransparent mottled yellow and brown shell design is our top eyewear trend this year because if it can be described in one word- we’d definitely not use the term ‘ephemeral’. They’re iconic, original and wearable for every season.


The Round Frame

Our final top eyewear trend goes to the legendary Round Frame. We’ve seen these frames on music legends and fictional ones too. The craze over this trend is not meant to be symbolic, but rather a style testament of the classic eyewear frame that was once worn by John Lennon and Harry Potter. We absolutely love how the round frame has continuously revived the youth era of the 60’s up until now. It’s 2016 and we’re unable to think of a frame that is more iconic.

round glasses celebrity

What are your favourite eyewear trends of the season? Let us know!

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