The 8 best designer eyeglass trends to love in 2023

The 8 best designer eyeglass trends to love in 2023

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Mia Burton’s guide to all the best trending eyeglasses for 2023
March 10, 2023

When it comes to eyeglasses trends in 2023, the devil is definitely in the details. A good frame, though seemingly a small detail when compared to the rest of your look, is just what you need to elevate your style status this year. While it can be tempting to stay within your comfort zone and never switch up your optical look, you’ll find that refreshing your eyewear game with the latest designer offerings will give your entire wardrobe a subtle luxury feel without much effort.

On that note, think of these following 8 standout eyewear trends as your fool-proof guide to finding some new frame essentials. From must-have eyewear shapes to a selection of mood-lifting frame colors and even a special section dedicated to the best accessories (we love a good eyewear chain), here are all the styles to have at the top of your wishlist this year.

1. The cat-eye edge

A silhouette that was made famous in the ‘50s and ‘60s thanks to the likes of silver screen icons Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot, cat-eye glasses are always in style.

This season’s iterations on the long-standing trend include a bit of something for everyone. From Saint Laurent’s ultra-pointy edges to Gucci’s maximalist cat-eye interpretations, glamour is always center stage, even when you’re wearing them at the office.

For a more unconventional tone see Kuboraum’s futuristic versions. While high-luxe fans will undoubtedly love the ever-so-classic cat-eye offerings from Cartier.

2. The chunky frame

Oversized and bold, chunky acetate glasses are ideal for adding a retro touch to your everyday look. From thick 50’s-inspired academic specs to more artistic silhouettes, a chunky frame will continue to be popular for 2023. Independent Parisian house Lesca perfects the chunky eyewear silhouette with their small-batch productions that balance our modern lines with their vintage references. For a more classic style, browse our collection of Cubitts eyeglasses, which will undoubtedly bring out your inner librarian chic.

3. The seventies-styled aviator eyeglass

Undisputedly cool, the aviator frame has had its notable time in the limelight: whether it be Steve Mcqueen’s iconic folding Persol frames or Tom Cruise’s Ray-Ban frames from ‘Top Gun,’ the aviator lives on as a statement eyewear style to this day. This beloved frame is not made only for sunny days either – this season we’re seeing the aviator optical take off. Just look at these trending metal aviator offerings which add a modern, lightweight touch to the model’s rebellious and retro feel.

4. The see-through clear frame

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See-through, transparent eyeglasses are on-trend in 2023

Easy-going and airy, clear eyeglasses add a sense of playfulness to your wardrobe, think of it as a refresh for your eyes. All the rage for 2023, clear glasses are the perfect choice if you’re craving a contemporary style that flatters from every angle. One of our favorite frames that was practically made for this eyewear trend has to be Kuboraum’s bold K25 frames. For a sweetened touch, see these pink frame glasses with slightly transparent rims.

5. The all gold frame

With their timeless appeal, trending gold metal-glasses instantly refine any outfit, for a look that says totally put together and confident. Not only are they elegant, but gold metallic rims, just like gold jewelry, can be worn with any combination of colors or patterns. Minimal effort, maximal results.

The latest eyewear collections from our favorite designers have been showing a bias for the gold-metal frame, further proving its trending status. For a vintage feel, Oliver Peoples gold frames feature ‘50s inspired square and P3 shapes with filigree engravings and titanium structures. For a more non-traditional look this season, take a browse through these gold-rimmed geometric frames.

6. The tinted lens

A subtle twist on the traditional optical frame, eyeglasses with tinted lenses are set to become popular this year. After all, who said lenses have to be clear? Infused with their own ‘70s retro influences, edgy options come from Oliver Peoples, especially their TK 6, Emet and Donaire eyeglasses. For a punchier pop of color, don’t forget Gentle Monster’s Leroy and Elephant glasses.

7. The all about color frame

Taking dopamine dressing to new levels, colorful eyeglass frames are everywhere. A simple way to liven up an otherwise neutral look, saturated blues, reds and greens will combat cloudier end-of-winter days while keeping your look bright for sunnier days to come. Love a good citrus tone? Explore these yellow and orange variations.

If you’re in the mood to make a striking colorful statement, see the latest curation of Cutler and Gross frames from their latest capsule collection. While putting on Retrosuperfuture’s and Marni’s colorful frames are the perfect solution for an instant mood boost.

8. The not-your-average eyewear accessory

We accessorize everything, so it’s only natural that this season we’re also seeing tastemakers start to customize their frames. No longer an accessory of eras gone by, trending eyewear chains prove a chic way to keep your glasses with you (you’ll never replace them again) while adding a personal touch to your fit. We’re loving Frame Chain’s collection of eyewear add-ons. Thanks to their removable silicone ends, you can style all of their accessories as a necklace. Who doesn’t love a 2 for 1 special?

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