Glasses have been at the forefront of fashion this summer and it seems as if nothing will change this winter either, with transparent and retro spectacles being among the most popular. Often worn out of necessity, this year’s number one accessory has seen a surge in popularity with many people now wearing them out of choice, whether they need them or not.
The sheer number of styles and colours now available can make the prospect of choosing a new pair a little daunting, but here we have rounded up the styles and trends you can’t afford to miss out on…
Dare to update your glasses this winter for a whole new image. Opt for clear or opaque frames- our favourite is this round Lindberg pair- and experiment with the shape too; oversized and circular are particularly popular right now.
Alternatively, take a step back in time with a cat eye frame in a vibrant colour- think purple or red- to achieve a modern take on the 50s. However if you prefer to stick to a more neutral colour, Tom Ford also has some great options oozing with sophistication.
The end of summer might be nearing, but there’s always the chance you’ll be faced with the winter sun and what better way to be prepared than with a fabulous pair of sunglasses? This season our favourites include retro cat eye shades, which are renowned for creating the illusion of a facelift and highlighting cheekbones, as well as a classic pair of aviators, which are becoming increasingly popular in glasses form too. Invest in a pair of Maui Jim’s for the ultimate style statement; the polarisation gives you the best protection from the sun and helps you achieve that mysterious movie star look.
For both glasses and sunglasses it’s all about the tortoise shell colours at the moment, which, being so varied, are sure to flatter any complexion so that you can find the right tone for you. These look great in both rounded and square frames and Etnia Barcelona combines them with a pop of colour for the extra wow factor.
Find out more at Culver & Glass, 3 High Street, Loughborough, LE11 2PY