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Hot Eyewear Trends for 2015

If you wear eyeglasses, you undoubtedly want to put your best face forward in eyewear that expresses your unique style. After all, eyewear is a key accessory, one of the best ways to show off just who you are. So, show your style in these top eyewear trends for 2015. We’ve taken our cues from some of the hottest looks seen on the runway as well as what’s trending. Here’s what to look for:

Personalized eyewear continues its popularity, as guys and gals opt for frames that set them apart from the mainstream. Look for styles that allow you to mix and match fronts with a variety of temple shapes and colors.

If you’re tech savvy, eyewear that incorporates innovation and fashion gives new meaning to “wearable technology.” Opt for uber fresh styles designed with unique lightweight materials for enhanced comfort and durability.

Plastic frames continue their popularity, with many eyewear brands adding more of these styles to their collections over metal designs. Translucent plastic frames in pastels like yellow, peach, and pink, and bright, juicy colors, are everywhere this year!

Looking for the perfect shape? Rectangles and wayfarers are undoubtedly some of the most popular in wearability. To expand your horizons, try a geometric silhouette, from classic rounds to oversized squares to ovals – whatever best matches your face shape and your personality. Feeling particularly daring? Try a funky shape like an eccentric oval or teardrop.

With a nod to vintage style, the sexy, uplifting cat eye is wearable on just about every face, and gets even more exaggerated in 2015, from glamorously bold to subtly demure. Appealing to women of all ages, cat eyes are particularly flattering for mature women who prefer a little lift around the eyes.

When it comes to color, Marsala, Pantone’s “it” color of the year is on trend in everything, including eyewear! This bold color exudes strength, confidence and sophistication, so why not show your face in frames in this popular hue?

If red isn’t for you, you can still show off your colorful side. Pastels, bright citrus hues, pretty in pinks and chocolate browns are in the forefront, as well as shades of blue, wine, and primary colors. Bright colors provide a youthful, energized look and are sure to make you stand out in a crowd!

“Traditional” is more your style? Go with basic black in shiny laminates or super dry matte finishes. Tortoise is another go to option in eyewear, from classic brown hues to more to more colorful torts like blush, red or blue.

A trend that’s not going to fade fast is ombre! A French term meaning “shaded,” ombre frames often are one tone of color graduating from light to dark, but can also be multi tonal. Ombre is popular for both men and women.

For those a little more daring, opt for frames with Black and White patterns and graphics, or boldly colored floral prints. Decorated brow bars, jeweled embellishments, fabric and leather coverings, coil details and colorblocking accents are among this year’s popular finishings.

Of course, a well-designed frame in a wearable shape and your favorite color will always be in style!

Visit our Style Tips section for more eyewear trends.

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