The Hottest Eyewear Trends in Sunglasses and Eyewear for 2014
Here at Mobileyes, we’ve noticed our clients purchasing certain types of frames – like all seasons and years, there are hot trends in eyewear. This is what we’ve discovered is the coolest eyewear trends this year.
The Cat Eye.
As for eyewear trends, Audrey Hepburn introduced this styling back in the 1950’s and it’s been popular ever since. Pictured above is MADE Eyewear’s model Sarah, available in many different colors. This vintage inspired frame is considered a “soft cat eye” meaning that it’s not as drastic as the designs of the 1950’s. The trend this year has been towards these “softer” styles so more people can easily wear them. This pair is available as a sunglass and looks rad doing so. However, if that true vintage look is what you’re after, check out Fetch Eyewear’s Pepper.
The round frame design really came into popularity in the late 1960’s early 1970’s. As soon as it came into its own, it vanished – till now. We’ve noticed that most people can pull this shape off – whether you have a round or square face, it complements both well. Round frames like the Modo 6023 pictured above are gaining traction and make for awesome daily pairs. Couple this with Transition lenses, and you’ll have a really great all around pair of glasses. Modo 6505 and Modo 4050 are pretty awesome rounds as well.
As round was going out of style, the Wayfarer was coming back in – roughly in the 1980s or so. It has lately progressed into different designs rather than the basic RayBan Wayfarer – it’s more funky, can be a oversized sunglass design, and looks great clear. Pictured above is 9Five’s Greens, available as clear as well as other colors – this pair is comfortable, locally designed, and very high quality. 9Five really has it figured out in this category – Check them out by clicking here. If this style is your thing, check out Fetch’s Baxter and Eco’s Hong Kong. All wayfarer designs make for great sunglass or regular eyewear.
The biggest eyewear trend we’ve seen lately are the wooden frames. They’re awesome as clear and sunglasses, and most people don’t realize they exist yet. Surfer/beach inspired, most wooden frame eyewear lines have sustainable bamboo arms, and thusly boast their sustainable features.
We currently stock two designers of wood frames. One being the frame line pictured above, Solo Eyewear. They’re a local San Diego brand and have zyl and metal fronts with wooden bamboo temples and boast an awesome give-back program. Kahoy Kollection is our second designer – stocking both zyl and metal fronts, and a few are full wood frames. They’re again local and totally rad.
Do contact a Mobileyes optician if you have any questions about any of the above!