Summer sunglasses in New york City

Summer Eyewear Trends | New York, NY

Finally, summer is coming! It may have seemed like a long winter, but longer days and warmer weather is just around the corner. You will undoubtedly be thinking about packing away some of the sweaters and jeans and cracking open your lighter, brighter summer wardrobe. If you wear glasses, you probably wear the same frames all year around. However, choosing a new style or color of frame for the summer months can be a great way to change up your look and embrace a lighter, more carefree and relaxed appearance.

In addition to your regular glasses, you may also be thinking about purchasing new sunglasses for this season. Sunglasses are absolutely essential for protecting our eyes from the harmful effects of UV light and it is strongly advised to select a style that is effective against 100% of UV radiation. Fortunately, there are plenty of trendy and fashionable styles to choose from that also offer the maximum protection for our eyes. 

However, with so many different styles of glasses and sunglasses to choose from, how do you know which are on trend and which will leave you looking behind the times. Here is the lowdown on what you need to know about the summer eyewear trends of 2019.

Conventional Glasses

Whether you are at work or enjoying some much-needed vacation time, choosing the right frames for the brighter, warmer days can make a huge difference to your appearance. 

Here are a couple of the most popular summer eyewear trends for regular glasses frames.  

The Lennon Look

John Lennon might not be your go-to reference when you think of eyewear style, but there is no getting away from the fact that round metal frames that are reminiscent of many iconic musicians including Lennon are some of the most popular designs for this summer. Stick with conventional metal frames or be daring with bold or pastel shades. Havana and tortoiseshell patterns are also equally popular with men and women alike. Lenses can be kept clear or opt for tinted styles that are a revival of the 60s and 70s flower power look, making these frames ideal for summer festivals and lazy days in the sun. 

Tastefully Transparent

Sometimes less really is more and designers have chosen to include a range of tastefully transparent plastic frames in their 2019 summer collections. These reflect the light and don’t detract from your facial features, enabling those around you to focus on your face without distraction. They also go with any outfit, giving you complete flexibility with your style. If going totally transparent isn’t for you, choose a clear plastic frame with color-block arms to remain on trend and draw attention to your glasses. 

Sunglasses Styles

Sunglasses are a great way to showcase your style and add a unique twist to any outfit. Whether you need prescription sunglasses to help you see clearly as well as protect your eyes, or you are simply looking for regular sunglasses to keep your eyes safe from the sun, there are lots of great styles to choose from this summer season. 

Shaped Lenses

Shaped lenses aren’t just for kids this summer. Designers everywhere are embracing geometrical and other unusual shaped frames that can work with a variety of face shapes. Triangles, inverted triangles, hexagons, and even heart-shapes are all completely on-trend and create a new dimension to your look. 

Bold, Bright Rectangles

The future is now with bold, bright rectangular styles with thick frames. From neon colors to zebra print and dark-tinted lenses, these sunglasses are an ideal statement accessory and a perfect way to add a splash of color to your outfit. 

Oversized D’s

The D-frame has always been popular, but this year bigger is most definitely better as designers are embracing the over-sized D in a selection of different shades. Not only do they afford your eyes a massive amount of protection, but they also work with virtually any outfit for any occasion. 

We are delighted to offer a huge selection of different styles of eyewear here at our optical boutique in New York. If you aren’t sure which frames or sunglasses are right for you this summer, please contact La Bleu Optique in New York, NY and let our experienced team assist you by calling 212-221-0247.

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