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Our Favorite Executive Eyewear for Your Professional Side

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Helping you look and feel great is our biggest focus, and lately we’ve been getting a lot of questions about professional eyewear. Our selection includes plenty of brightly colored and unique designer glasses, but sometimes what you need is a streamlined look that emits a powerful and intelligent vibe, and we’ve got that for you, too!

While there are plenty of creative industries that embrace colors and patterns in your eyewear, those who work in a corporate atmosphere may want a minimal design. For us, that means an executive-style, sleek and modern look that bleeds professionalism without being too stuffy. Here are a few of our favorites:

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MYKITA Kenji eyeglasses

MYKITA Kenji eyeglasses

Face a Face Terry 1 eyeglasses

Face a Face Terry 1 eyeglasses


Top Aviator Sunglasses for 2013

Aviator sunglasses usually bring us thoughts of the summer, sitting in the sun, maybe on a beach or boat, enjoying the warm breeze and soaking in the rays. But the truth is, sunglasses are needed all year round, especially in the winter where fresh snow reflects up to 80 percent of sunlight. Thus, our favorite iconic silhouette is a perennial necessity, and today we present to you our most popular sunglasses in the aviator style to help you select the perfect frame for 2013!

Mosley Tribes Aviatrix Sunglasses

Mosley Tribes Aviatrix sunglasses are a favorite for their interesting appearance – a more rectangular version of the aviator frame featuring beautiful blue sapphire gradient lenses set in silver. Gray silicone over the ears makes this style totally comfortable.

MYKITA Franz sunglasses

Emerald may be Pantone’s color of the year, but cobalt is a seriously close second for us. You’ll see this bold blue all over the place throughout the spring and summer, so why not add a major pop of color to your wardrobe with MYKITA Franz sunglasses? This super modern aviator features screw-less hinge technology and mirror lenses for a fashion-forward look.

Maui Jim Pilot aviator sunglasses

Maui Jim Pilot aviator sunglasses are one of our most popular models in this style, thanks to its simple silver, straight-bridged frame and neutral gray polarized lenses. We love the subtle signature logo that appears on the temples, too. Chic and casual is the way to go for the perfect year-round shades.

Ray Ban Large Metal Aviator 3025 sunglasses

You knew this was coming – the quintessential aviator, the iconic Ray Ban 3025 sunglasses, remains our number one most popular aviator style. Available in multiple colors and lens choices, there is always a way to fit the Large Metal Aviator into your wardrobe. The above gold and green combo is a classic, and for those who need a more petite version, there are Ray Ban Aviator Small 3044 sunglasses.

Top Eyewear Trends for 2013

It’s that time of year when our minds are focused on new beginnings, and while we have a pile of resolutions to get moving on, our biggest focus is watching the top eyewear trends for 2013! From retro floral designs and odd shapes to extreme cat eyes and oversized round lenses, this year’s hottest looks are about standing out and being your bold, bad self. Check out our top picks, inspired by this season’s runway themes.

FLORAL

Face a Face Reina 2 c.025 sunglasses
Face a Face Reina 2 c.499 sunglasses

A theme of nature ran throughout the spring runway shows at New York Fashion Week, from the daisies on Prada and Mulberry’s dresses and handbags to the pops of floral colors on Raf Simons’ first collection for Christian Dior. The inherently retro look is made fresh by the flowers that signal new life, like our favorite Face a Face Reina 2 sunglasses in two neutral shades. Both feature glossy black front rims, with the 025 accented by a silver bloom and white arms, and the 499 with gold.

ODD SHAPES

Roger Linda eyeglasses
Roger Bola eyeglasses

Unconventional silhouettes are everywhere this season. From the catwalks of Fendi, Versace, and Marni and on the models for Prabal Gurung and Alberta Ferretti, 2013 is definitely not a year for the fashion timid. Let your freak flag fly and embrace the multi-faceted and multi-colored styles of the season from Roger Eyewear. Unlike anything you’ve seen before, Roger Linda eyeglasses have egg-shaped lenses surrounded by a gray and black rim, with an exaggerated arc in the center that helps give this look its unique appearance. Another great choice from the Dutch brand is a pair of Roger Bola eyeglasses, a two-toned rectangular style with a delightfully capricious shape.

EXTREME CAT-EYE

Oliver Goldsmith Orbison sunglasses
Oliver Goldsmith Orbison sunglasses

A little bit of feline flair in your look can boost your confidence and style, thanks to its sensual shape that has its own brand of sex appeal. Models strutted their stuff at Erdem, Jason Wu, and Alice + Olivia’s spring shows wearing oversized cat-eye sunglasses in styles everywhere from sleek and classic to otherwordly and futuristic. We think Oliver Goldsmith Orbison sunglasses are a great choice for the exaggerated look, which also works well with the oddly shaped trend. It can be difficult to find frames that blend popular looks without becoming overwhelming, but the English designer does it expertly.

ROUND

MYKITA Teiti sunglasses
Oliver Goldsmith Casper sunglasses

Louis Vuitton, Jil Sander, and Holly Fulton are just a few of the many designer who donned their models with round sunglasses for the spring. We’re not talking round-“ish” – this trend is all about making a statement. Perfectly circular silhouettes like a pair of MYKITA Teiti sunglasses do the trick, which let you see the world through rose-colored lenses all season long. Want to go even brighter? Oliver Goldsmith Casper sunglasses in Claret have a transparent frame that shines bright in the sun.

What are your favorite looks of the season? Let us know in the comments below!

Top 5 Minimalist Eyeglasses

With the New Year, one of the most popular resolutions is to slim down – whether its losing some weight or cutting expenses, we’re all looking to get back to basics in some area. Why not streamline your style, too? Minimalist eyeglasses are a great way to look sleek in a no-frills way, without having to sacrifice style. Those looking for the top minimalist eyewear out today will love the following styles.

Prodesign 1360 C. 5031 Eyeglasses

5. Prodesign 1360 eyeglasses – The Danish are known for their great designs, and this brand is no stranger to award-winning creations. The 1360 is simple and elegant, with a classic rectangular design made modern with the flared corners, complemented by thin arms in a matching chocolate brown.

Giorgio Armani 808 C.0003 Eyeglasses

4. Giorgio Armani 808 eyeglasses – Another unembellished model, the 808 has a thin black frame that surrounds round lenses, paired with equally as slim arms for an all-around modest look. Adjustable nose pads make this style a great choice for simplicity and comfort.

IC Berlin Sinai K. C. Aubergine Eyeglasses

3. ic! berlin Sinai eyeglasses – In a subtle aubergine color, this German-made frame has a patented screw-less design, using interlocking pieces to create the hinge that snaps on and off for easy repairs. The rectangular silhouette has slight curves that make it a top choice for unisex minimalist styles.

LINDBERG 2153 C. K45/10 Eyeglasses

2. LINDBERG 2153 eyeglasses – LINDBERG, another award-winning Danish brand, makes what are perhaps the most popular titanium frameless eyeglasses in the world. Available for men, women, and children, its popular rimless eyeglasses selection suits just about everybody. Lenses are cut to your size preferences because there is no frame to fit, and arms can either be bold and bright or sleek and chic like the 2153 above.

MYKITA Bent eyeglasses

1. MYKITA Bent eyeglasses – The absolute ultimate style of minimalist eyewear has to be our favorite look from the MYKITA Lite collection, a line of frames made of only three pieces. That’s right, all it takes to put together this frame is the front rim and two arms! Hinges are interlocking so no screws are required, and the entire frame is made out of super lightweight titanium, so they’ll feel as light as a feather and will look just as delicate.

Vizio Optic Holiday Gift Guide: Ladies Sunglasses

Most people don’t know this, but even in the cool weather of winter, you still need to protect your eyes! Fresh snow can reflect the sun more strongly than you think, thus the holiday season is the perfect time to give your loved ones the gift of safety AND style! Here are our picks for designer sunglasses your mom, wife, sister, daughter, and best friend will love!

For your mom:

Face a Face Divas 3 sunglasses

Face a Face Divas 3 sunglasses help her look fashionable and fun, with a curvy rectangular silhouette in purple that flatters and gives her youthful flair. She’ll also stand out among the rest with the complementary white arms, embellished with the brand’s signature silver dot on each temple.

For your wife:

Beausoleil S753 sunglasses

Beausoleil S753 sunglasses are elegant and chic, letting your lady feel glamorous like a Tinseltown starlet. This semi-rimless style in tortoise would be ordinary, but its silver accent along the brow-line takes it up a fabulous notch and gives it that extra shine that will make her beautiful.

For your sister:

MYKITA Ornella sunglasses

Everyone wants to be the most fashionable family member, and with your discerning tastes, you and your sister can be the dream team of kindred style. MYKITA Ornella sunglasses are oversized and totally retro, with its large round frame that demands attention. The tortoise pattern and gradient brown lenses keep the rest of the look classic, beautifully pairing a bold fashion statement with a little subtlety.

For your daughter:

Ray Ban Junior Wayfarer sunglasses

Kids sunglasses are all about protection, but you might as well give her some style guidance, too! Ray Ban 9035s Junior Wayfarer sunglasses introduce her to a whole new world of cool, with its iconic style and bold color that will have her being the envy of the neighborhood.

For your best friend:

Oliver Goldsmith Lord sunglasses

You can’t go wrong with a pair of Oliver Goldsmith Lord sunglasses. A classic brand worn by the Hollywood elite in decades of yore, this style has a vintage-inspired look from the Sixties. It is in the Icons collection for good reason! This style has been popular ever since its debut, with a rectangular shape accented by flared corners and a two-toned Caramel Split design. Two silver dots accent the front corners and temples.

Vizio Optic Holiday Gift Guide: Men’s Eyeglasses

What do you get the guy who has everything? A pair of designer eyeglasses certainly doesn’t hurt! He can alternate with a pair he currently owns, or perhaps you want to give him a break from the contacts he wears every day – no matter what he does with them, you’ll be the reason he looks stylish and stunning!

For your dad:

Vue dc MAR eyeglasses

Give him a blast to the past with Vue dc MAR eyeglasses, a great retro style that will spruce up his look. He’ll feel new again when he transforms his usual appearance with these round black frames in the fashion of Stanley Tucci. Handsome and classic, these specs are a timeless choice.

For your husband:

LINDBERG Spirit Titanium 808 glasses

Your husband deserves the finer things in life, and LINDBERG Spirit Titanium 808 glasses give him the gift of innovation. The Danish brand is known for its excellence in design, winning awards every year for the famous screw-less hinge that contributes to the glasses’ flexibility and durability. This style has silver cut-out arms in titanium metal the look modern and stylish, with a subtle rimless frame that emphasizes his handsome features.

For your brother:

Giorgio Armani 823 eyeglasses

You’ve known him your whole lives, so your gift should be a true reflection of his personal style. These Giorgio Armani 823 eyeglasses are a great vintage-inspired look with its rounded silhouette and keyhole bridge for the guy who wants to feel as cool as Geoffrey Zakarian and as suave as Johnny Depp.

For your son:

JR Rey Dis-non eyeglasses

Kids love to show off their funky style, and your son can do it every day with a pair of JF Rey Dis-non eyeglasses! The semi-rimless rectangular frame looks flattering on little faces, and the metal rim is colored in blue with orange accents. The arms look pretty cool with their laser cut chevron design along the temple.

For your friend:

MYKITA Haakon eyeglasses

We assume you hang out with some pretty stylish people, so for your male friends we’ve chosen MYKITA Haakon eyeglasses. From the MYKITA Lite collection, this frame is as simple as it gets, made with lightweight titanium and only three pieces! There are no screws involved – just the minimalist design of the oversized, aviator style silhouette.

Look out next week for the sunglasses edition of our Holiday Gift Guide!

Vizio Optic Holiday Gift Guide: Ladies Eyeglasses

Not sure what to get the leading ladies in your life? Whether you’re buying for your mom, wife, sister, daughter, or friend, we’ve got you covered! (Look out for a men’s gift guide coming up soon!)

For your mom:

Kamuro Lare eyeglasses

Kamuro Lare eyeglasses have got the elegance and sophistication Mom will love, with beautiful details accenting the temples that will have her turning heads. The flattering oval lenses are encompassed in a matte rose titanium frame, with a pink and periwinkle floral design all along the temple. She’ll appreciate Lare’s beauty and chic style.

For your wife:

LINDBERG 7345 eyeglasses

Let her stand out and feel beautiful with LINDBERG 7345 glasses. She’ll be glowing in the light with its golden semi-rimless design. The rectangular lenses are flattering on just about anyone and she’ll love how this style brightens up her look.

For your sister:

Face a Face Cocco 3 eyeglasses

Be the sibling who gifts the coolest gifts and get her Face a Face Cocco 3 eyeglasses! The bright pink frame is eclipsed only by the red tortoise accents on the flared corners that give an unexpected textural look that is totally chic. Silver dots accent each side for a little delicate touch.

For your daughter:

Etnia Valyria kids eyeglasses

With the same great quality you’d expect from their line of adult eyewear, these Etnia Valyria glasses for kids are bright, durable, and pretty awesome. She’ll be able to express her cool personal style with the transparent purple frame, topped with a pop of lime green for an eclectic look that’ll make her the envy of all her friends.

For your friend:

MYKITA Elsa eyeglasses

If you’re a fan of Vizio Optic, you obviously have great judgement in selecting high-quality products :) – and we suspect you have the same standards when it comes to friends, which is why you’ll both love MYKITA Elsa eyeglasses! This topaz frame has a beautiful flared silhouette that flatters a women’s best features and will make her feel confident and sexy.

Still stuck? Feel free to email us at info@viziooptic.com and we’ll be happy to find a frame that suits her personal style!

50 Shades of Purple

Fashion eyewear is about so much more than coordinating your frames and your accessories. As tempted as you may be to stick to neutrals with eyeglasses, there’s a reason eyewear designers are focusing on bright colors these days. Vivid frames and even colored lenses are in, and right now there’s almost nothing hotter than purple glasses.
Lafont Audace eyeglasses

Purple designer eyewear is definitely in style, but you have to be an edgy, creative type to make it work. We’ll admit it helps when you’re talking about styles like LaFont Audace with its amazing cut-out design, but it’s not all dynamism and pizzazz in the world of purple glasses. For every vibrant royal purple eyeglass frame, there are less intense, but still striking frames in soft lavenders, rich reddish purples, and deep violets.

MYKITA Barbara eyeglasses

The thing that surprised us most about this exciting and rather daring fashion trend is that purple glasses simply cannot be pigeonholed. You’ll find purple popping up in every frame style and shape, in eyeglasses and sunglasses for men and for women, and in price ranges from the budget-friendly to the sky-high bracket. No matter who you are, there’s a pair of purple glasses that will make you look absolutely amazing.

Lafont Dame eyeglasses

It’s definitely a trend we love, and we’re looking forward to wearing our purple glasses well into the fall. But we’re also aware that no love affair lasts forever, so we want to know: What do you think the hottest color for eyeglasses and sunglasses will be in 2013?

 

MYKITA Makes Headlines Around the World

As one of our top-selling brands at Vizio Optic, we get a little excited when MYKITA eyewear makes headlines. And it does – quite often! Just to show you how well-received MYKITA is around the world, here are some press clips from some of the hottest magazines abroad.

MYKITA Sunglasses in Marie Claire Russia

In July 2012, MYKITA sunglasses were featured on the cover of Marie Claire Russia taking cool to a whole new level. Sure it may have been a summer issue, but these shades will keep you looking chic throughout the year, especially if you’re leaving the snow and cold weather for a warm beach vacation this winter. Paired with a solid-colored bikini, you’ll be turning heads no matter which island you’re lazing on.

MYKITA Sunglasses in Domani Japan

Japan’s fashion mag Domani featured MYKITA Ornella sunglasses in September, styling the glamorous shades with a totally classic look. The oversized round silhouette has a vintage appeal that is best paired with a timeless look like the little black dress, a versatile leather handbag, and simple black flats. The model also keeps her jewelry minimal to emphasize the great pieces in her outfit.

MYKITA sunglasses in Woman Denmark

The Danish are known for their love of innovation and streamlined technology, so they naturally gravitate towards MYKITA! July 2012’s issue of Woman Denmark featured the frames we LOVED at our MYKITA trunk show in September, which you can see here. Green is a versatile color, especially since many designers opted for a neutral color palette this fall with their apparel, allowing you to wear these sunnies with plenty of different outfits!

MYKITA sunglasses in Elle Romania

Lastly, the editors at Elle Romania were smitten with these retro MYKITA sunglasses from the Decades collection. Round and framed halfway with a flat metal rim, these shades are totally unique and a great accessory to pair with an unconventional outfit.

Photos provided by MYKITA.

Vizio Optic’s Greatest Hits: The Top-Selling Designer Eyeglasses and Sunglasses

Every great musical artist has an extensive catalog from which their greatest hits are drawn from, put into a commemorative collection that honors their best work. Everyone should be afforded the same opportunity, and at Vizio Optic, our vast selection of designer eyewear is a breeding ground for massively popular styles! Take a look at some of our top five Greatest Hits:

ProDesign 4359 c.6531 eyeglasses

5. Prodesign 4359 c.6531 eyeglasses – Keeping in line with the sophistication and sleek design expected of Danish designers, Prodesign’s 4359 style is contemporary and versatile. With a masculine straight-top silhouette, this semi-rimless frame features gunmetal titanium with a matte black inlay on the arms and ear tips, perfect for emanating a suave and professional vibe.

Mosley Tribes Aviatrix 56 (S) Polarized Sunglasses

4. Mosley Tribes Aviatrix 56 (S) Polarized Sunglasses – These modern aviators feature a rectangular butterfly-shaped silhouette, perfectly sized for small to medium faces. Its frame is made of silver titanium, surrounding gray polarized lenses for the ultimate protection from the sun. Equally as popular is the same Aviatrix style in Gold Amber with photochromic lenses, meaning they subtly darken when in contact with ultraviolet rays. Take a look at them here.

Mosley Tribes Hagen G Polarized Sunglasses

3. Mosley Tribes Hagen G Polarized Sunglasses – Our third most-popular frame is a softened version of the aviator, with teardrop-shaped lenses that are more rounded on the bottoms than the original silhouette. Framed by glossy gold titanium, this style features java-colored polarized lenses, a thin double bridge with a straight top and curved bottom, and white accents on the ear tips.

 Oliver Goldsmith Manhattan c.Dark Tortoiseshell Sunglasses

2. Oliver Goldsmith Manhattan c. Dark Tortoiseshell sunglasses – When it comes to film icons, lasting impressions aren’t solely at the hands of the actors. Their accessories are equally as important, as evidenced with the famed frames from the beloved Breakfast at Tiffany’s starring Audrey Hepburn. It is an immensely popular style all over the world thanks to the fashion icon behind the oversized, glamorous lenses, and each frame is handmade in England so you can enjoy the highest quality with your Old Hollywood shades.

MYKITA & Bernard Willhelm Franz c.Gold sunglasses

1. MYKITA & Bernard Willhelm Franz c.Gold sunglasses – Making its way to being an icon of the 2000s is the result of a collaborations between MYKITA and Bernard Willhelm. The stunning, glossy gold Franz aviators are our number one most popular frame, thanks in part to their prominence in Sex and the City 2. Everyone’s favorite fashion inspiration, Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw, wore them on the promotional poster for the film and helped them skyrocket to fame. Because of the high demand, this limited edition style has had an extended release and was recently made available in multiple colors.

Those are our greatest hits! Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.