Knowing the right tips on how to choose glass frames for your face shape is the first step to looking glamorous and memorable when wearing eyeglasses or sunglasses. You can, of course, opt for contact lenses instead, but we find that one looks super smart and super attractive with the right frames on his or her face.
Have you fallen into a way of thinking that maybe you are getting too old for sunglasses? Those pairs of sunnies you bought twenty years ago no longer really suit you, so maybe you should just leave them in the drawer? You might just be right, or at least partially right.
Accessories are the most important part of any outfit. If your jewelry game is not on point, the ensemble can look dull and boring. That is why every single fashion guru should know all the latest accessory trends. This winter will be all about oversized things that are striking and noticeable. Starting with dramatic sunglasses, huge bags, and fun hats, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Take a look at the standout designs you’ll definitely want to add to this season’s attire.
Accessories are often the best part of an outfit. You can wear the simplest monochrome ensemble and transform it into the trendiest outfit with some extra details. And we have to let you know that spring 2019 will be all about standout accessories of all types. Paris Fashion Week brought so many trends in the jewelry, hat, and eye-wear departments. Check out the statement accessories to shop in Spring 2019.
In a time when we have to face so many political and cultural challenges, Eric Steginsky invented glitter eyeglasses and launched the distinctive eyewear brand Planet i. These are nothing like the eyeglasses with glitter frames you often see on festivals. Eric Steginsky infused glitter in the actual glass, so you can have a glitter rain everytime you put on your eyeglasses. They look whimsical and surreal. You’d get a feeling that you are in your own real-life fairy tale.
“It’s such a depressing time and there’s so much going on in the world. I want people to take a little vacation every time they put these on,’ the mastermind behind the glitter eyeglasses told Vogue.
So far, the brand offers a few different styles, from bold ones to relaxed 70s aviators. The names are innovative and compliment the glasses’ aesthetic. Lightrider, Space Cowboy, Extraterrestrial, and Moonwalker are just a few of the names of the glitter-infused styles. Since these are not your ordinary eyeglasses you would be able to find them in an array of fun colors from purple and red to tangerine. Eric Steginsky has worked on this unique idea for a while until he found the right amount of glitter that won’t distract the way you see through these eyeglasses. He went from party store to party store and became a glitter pro. When he finally found the right sparkles and glitter to glass ratio he launched Planet i.
The glitter effect on the glasses is best experienced on a sunny day. The sun will enhance the sparkly effect and instantly elevate your mood. No need to mention that you’ll get all the attention with these and upgrade your style just by putting them on.
“It’s never been done. They’re like a Snapchat filter for your face,’ Steginsky claims.
In a time when everybody is obsessed with Snapchat and Instagram filters, it seems that real-life glitter filter is just what the world needs now. If anything, these eyeglasses will for sure make their way all over your Instagram feed. Just imagine what the Infamous Kira Kira app that makes your world sparky could do with these sunglasses.
The idea for the eyeglasses with glitter lenses was a result of Steginsky’s interest for cosmology. His “science nerd’ dad skipped the classic fairy tales for a good night. Instead, he was talking to him about big cosmic questions. Later in life, Eric got interested in fashion too, so the glitter eyeglasses are a fusion of his passions.
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It seems that every single trend from the 90s is making a comeback this year. The young supermodels keep channeling their favorite fashion icons from that decade. Starting from wearing denim from head to toes, to wearing tracksuit with heels, all of these styles come from way back. The next big thing is the tiny-framed sunglasses, coming straight from the trendiest influencers. If you don’t remember, these sunglasses were the must-have item in the 90s. Now they are back on the fashion scene and are available in different shapes and colors.
Bella Hadid enjoys wearing these tiny sunglasses. Every time that she steps out, Bella rocks a different pair of them. The small-framed sunglasses fit perfectly with her distinctive street style. Her older sister Gigi is a known eyewear-maniac. According to the supermodel, sunglasses are her favorite item, and she already owns an impressive collection. Gigi recently debuted her line with the brand Vogue Eyewear. There is a tiny pair of rose-tinted sunglasses in the model’s collection. Gigi wore this style for the launch.
The Jenner sisters are also in love with the tiny eyewear. Kendal often wears these sunglasses in multiple shapes that compliment her perfect facial features. Kylie and Kendall even included a pair of Matrix-like eyewear in their collections. They instantly became popular and were sold out during the first day.
The biggest style icon of this generation, Rihanna wore a tiny pair of white sunglasses at the Cannes Film Festival. The singer set Cannes on fire with her white voluminous Dior gown. The glamorous look was completed with the chic eyewear. If Rihanna is wearing something, it always becomes a trend.
Starting from Elsa Hosk’s fun red sunglasses, to Kaia Gerber’s round ones, here are some of the chicest pairs of sunglasses that celebrities wore.
Statement accessories are one of the best parts of every Fashion Week. Designers love presenting show-stopping bags, necklaces, earrings that are complimenting the items of their collections. Many famous fashion houses showed their spring collections during Milan Fashion Week. Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Giorgio Armani, Prada, and Bottega Veneta came back to the capital of fashion to show their latest collections and incredible accessories.
Dolce & Gabbana is the fashion house that always shows out-of-this-world accessories. Recently the Italian duo decided to turn to high-end fashion and introduced a line of luxury jewelry. This season Dolce & Gabbana went again with the excessive glamour. There were mesmerizing crowns bejeweled with multicolored crystals and pearls. The earrings and necklaces were all red carpet material.
For Spring 2018 Donatella Versace traveled back to the 90s. She paid tribute to her late brother and recreated his most iconic creations. There were many beautiful hair accessories, eye-catching earrings, and unique handbags.
Gucci and Alessandro Michele, on the other hand, went back to the 70s and 80s. Alessandro loves doing excessively accessorized looks, and this time, things weren’t any different. He had Gucci’s logo all over the bags and jewelry. Michele involved sparkling hats from the 70s and square old-fashioned eyewear. Most of his necklaces featured the two G’s together with pearls and crystals.
Miuccia Prada said yes to another huge trend for Spring 2018. The Italian designer had her models wear chic Matrix-inspired sunglasses. For a bolder effect, she added colors such as red and yellow to the eyewear. The entire collection was all about women’s empowerment. So the accessories carried that vibe. The sunglasses gave the models a superhero look, so they fit ideally with the designs.
Take a look at the biggest accessory trends seen during the SS 2018 Milan Fashion Week.
Virgil Abloh and his brand Off-White are rising names in the fashion industry. The fashion brand released a limited edition collection with Warby Parker. The two brands joined forces on three new distinctive styles of sunglasses.
“I welcomed the idea of bringing a unique concept to life, one shape extended and compressed to express a different emotion within eyewear. I’m honored to work with such a progressive company like Warby Parker, who was able to help me fully realize my vision.’- said Virgil Abloh.
If you still think that the blue and pink aviators are the styles you should go for this summer, you are terribly wrong. With many fashion influencers such as Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner rocking the Matrix-style sunglasses, it is more than clear that that style is taking over. Virgil is another designer that decided to go that way and implement this cool new trend in the Off-White X Warby Parker collection.
The sunglasses are all black, edgy, and are very much in the style of Off-White. The names are just as simple as the designs. There are three different silhouettes for men and women. They are called after their sizes- Small Sunglasses, Medium Sunglasses, and Large Sunglasses. The small ones are actually the edgier ones, that very much remind of that Matrix-esque style. Definitely meant for the bold ones and the trendsetters. The large ones are big and modern, while the medium pair is the most classic one and can be worn anywhere. All of them are made of zero base super-opaque lenses that have an additional anti-reflective coating. The rectangular black frames are made of extra-thick acetate.
“Both Off-White and Warby Parker were born from the idea that good products shouldn’t be limited to a small community. It only feels natural to collaborate on a frame that’s equal parts accessible and elevated.’ “said Neil Blumenthal, the co-CEO, and co-founder of Warby Parker.
Each pair of sunnies costs only $95, which is a completely affordable price. They are already available on warbyparker.com and in selected Warby Parker and Off-White stores. Everything that Abloh creates sells like candy, so you’d better hurry up and get your favorite pair.
Virgil has collaborated with many huge brands recently including the Swedish furniture brand Ikea, a line with Levi’s and an upcoming collection with Nike. Warby Parker have also been pairing with many popular brands and influencers in the past, such as Amanda de Cadenet, Suno, and Tyler Oakley.
Photo Courtesy: Warby Parker
The ultimate It girl and one of the most in-demand fashion models in the world is on fire lately. Gigi’s fashion influence is definitely very strong both on and off the runway. Her latest release is the capsule collection that she designed for Vogue Eyewear. This is not the first time for Gigi to get in a designer role. The model recently renewed her contract with Tommy Hilfiger with whom she has two very successful capsule collections. We all love Gigi’s cool style and luckily now we can wear both clothes and accessories that she has created.
Gigi Hadid announced the collaboration with Vogue Eyewear on her Instagram profile with a picture of herself wearing orange hued aviator-style shades. Under the picture Gigi gave us some more details:
“SURPRISE! I designed a capsule collection for @VogueEyewear ft. 3 styles (each in 6 color/lens options!!!) !!!!!If you know my obsession (and collection) with glasses, you know how much this means to me!’
You could see the collection that Gigi designed on the company’s website, but you can’t purchase the items from there. The collection will be available for purchase at the Sunglass Hut’s website. The exciting news is that the entire collection is available for pre-order at Sunglass Hut and the eyewear retails for unbelievable $140. The reasonable price will definitely help Gigi reach to all her fans.
The capsule collection features three sunglasses styles. Gigi designed an aviator style, a sexy cat-eye, and an oval shaped frame as well as one classic glasses frame. In Vogue‘s words, the collection features “stunning retro-chic shapes, luminous colors, and essential details‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö√Üall in the eclectic vibe of the ’90s. Gigi Hadid makes her style statement by designing an exclusive collection for Vogue Eyewear.’
The company revealed that Gigi is their new brand ambassador at the end of May this year. Since then, we spotted several interesting ads that Gigi has made for Vogue Eyewear on their Instagram.
It’s definitely safe to say that the company couldn’t choose a better person to promote their designs than Gigi. Besides her enormous fashion influence and millions of loyal followers on Instagram, the model is also known for her obsession with sunglasses. Gigi has made unbeatable sunglasses statements in the past and we can finally get a piece of her unmistakable taste in eyewear.