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.
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.
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.
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.
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!