STYLE ADVICE: Quite the Spectacles

STYLE ADVICE: Quite the Spectacles

The latest trend in accessories is one that has every four-eyed Fashionista sighing in relief: eyeglasses. This season’s trends in spectacles have seen the introduction of clear framed eyeglasses into the world of fashion, utilizing the transparent accessory to create a bold new look. Looking for style inspiration from outside of your typical wardrobe has always been the first rule to being fashion-forward, and the trending popularity of spectacles has allowed for a new statement piece that gives a hip and intellectual vibe to the wearer. Eyeglasses have even become trendy outside of those who require them daily! While both this Fashionista and myself require prescription eyeglasses, I only have this to say about the rising trend of faux frames: they have become less about seeing and more about being seen.

Being unafraid to be bold on campus has set this Fashionista apart from the crowd. Her light wash mom jeans paired with a striped button-down shirt are both on-trend for this season and comfortable enough for a long day in lectures. Her beige wool coat brings out the neutrals in this outfit, ensuring the color palette doesn’t drown out the colorless spectacles. However, her accessories are what really take this look from trendy to trendsetter. Between her gold choker, her matching delicate chain necklace, and her fashionable frames, this Fashionista has found herself one step ahead of her classmates.

Clear framed glasses can seem daunting at first, and you may just find yourself leaning towards a classic pair of black horned rim glasses or oversize tortoiseshell frames. Shopping for eyeglasses can always seem overwhelming when you consider the fact that you may be wearing the pair you choose daily for the years following, but the choice to follow this trend becomes simple upon the realization that because the frames are clear, they complement any and every outfit your heart could desire.

Fashion has always been about the daring and innovative; keeping up with the trends this year just might lead you to a style you could never live without, be it anywhere from Lucite heels to fishnet socks. So try stepping outside of your comfort zone by amping up your optical wardrobe with this new and modern trend!