With summer heating up, so are the designer eyewear trends. No other item can update your look as fast as a new pair of spectacles or sunglasses can. With that in mind, here’s a hit list of what’s hot in eyewear for 2019.

Oversized squares

While last year was all about tiny, minimalistic frames, 2019 has seen the return of giant frames. In a nod to the 70s, designer brands like Gucci have been debuting grandma-chic square eyewear with thick acetate frames.

Keep your look fresh and modern by pairing your new square frames with a blowy summer dress. Add an edge with grungy elements because 2019 is all about mixing it up.

Young girl wearing designer eyewear with a boy in background

Clear frames

Acetate reigns this summer and one thing we’re seeing a lot of is transparent frames. Whether perfectly clear or with a hint of blue or pink, this style is understated yet punchy at the same time. Prada, a leader in designer eyewear, has frames combining both opaque peach and clear elements — the best of both worlds!

Leopard print

While classic tortoiseshell will never go out of fashion, 2019 has seen it take a back seat to leopard print. With colors ranging from bold, sunshine yellow and black to brown and beige, there’s a leopard print frame to suit all aesthetics.

Tinted aviators

Designer eyewear aficionados rejoice, your favorite aviators are back (did they ever really go away?). In 2019, though they’re bigger than ever before and tinted. This look combines the oversized trend with the 70s chic that’s taking over the catwalks. Check out Chloé’s latest offerings for a masterclass in grand-dame meets youthful aesthetic.

Love transitions lenses? Tinted lenses in brown or grey with a thin metal frame nail this look.

Clubmasters (semi-rimless)

Designers are staying loyal to clubmaster eyewear this season. With thick framing up the top and a thin, or even rimless, style at the bottom, clubmaster frames hit the nerdy, norm-core look to a T.

Semi-rimless glasses work equally well for men and women. And as sunglasses or spectacles. We’re loving Ray-Ban® for this look thanks to their wide selection of colors and patterns.

Catseye frames

Catseye shaped frames look like they’re here to stay. But what we’re seeing is a less exaggerated, more classic shape. Last year’s sharp and pointy edges have been replaced with a softer, more feminine look. Designer eyewear brands including Tiffany and Tom Ford all have catseye offerings this year.

Combine your new shape with a bold color. Red is on-trend and instantly brightens up any look. If you’re feeling extra fresh, clash your red frames with a pink shirt.

Not quite sure which of 2019’s eyewear trends are for you? Come in and see us at Main Fashion Optical. We’re located in Bergenfield and Passaic and each of our shops has a team of dedicated stylists.

We stock a full range of designer eyewear, including all of the latest releases. With frames from Dior, Tom Ford, Tiffany and Co., Hugo Boss, Versace, Armani, Prada, Kate Spade and more, you’ll be spoiled for choice.