Five Eyewear Style Trends for 2018

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Styles Lighten Up in 2018

Look spectacular (every pun intended) with the latest eyewear style trends for 2018. Last year was a massive year for eyeglass trends, but it looks like the best 2018 glasses styles are even better. They say that there’s no other accessory that can reinvent your look like beautifully designed eyewear. From thin metal frames to thin acetate styles or round glasses to the classic aviator styles, 2018 eyeglasses trends are  slimmed-down tailored frames that scream old-school romance; a look that complements many.

Eyewear style trends are cyclic, they come and go. Thanks to the many fashion-forward style influencers there’s always an abundance of new eyewear frames to experiment with. Whether you want to update your eyeglasses or completely transform your look, there’s a plethora of glasses styles to choose from in the many upcoming 2018 eyewear collections.

2018 sees the return of sleeker more tailored eyeglass frames as opposed to previous years’ bigger oversized looks, proving that big is not always better. Again, pops of color (bolder and brighter) and mixed materials are at the forefront of this season’s eyeglass fashion.

1. From Geeky Thick Frames to their Slimmer Sister

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Thin metal frames aren’t just for your favorite 90’s sitcom; they’re also one of the hottest eyewear style trends for 2018. Slimmed down to perfection with definite sculpted lines, thin metal frames are tailored, sleek and light on the face.

If you’ve been donning thick eyeglasses frames for the last couple of years, it’s time to refresh your look with 2018’s 70s-inspired metal frames. Choose thin metal-framed round glasses to a slightly larger aviator style frame. This eyewear trend is the perfect look for the playful minimalist that likes to have fun with their style.

With a definite celeb stamp of approval, thin metal frames are already infiltrating Hollywood and beyond. When supermodel Gigi Hadid is sporting the latest in eyewear fashion, you know it’s going to be huge! Hadid’s equally famous sister, Bella, is also a massive fan. As are Victoria Secret’s model Kendall Jenner and Hollywood actress Tracee Ellis Ross. Consider frames like Kodachi, Kodachi Windsor, and Hartford P3.

2. Retro Minimalism

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While eyeglasses frames today are considerably smaller than their oversized frame cousins of years gone by, retro eyeglasses styles are still prevalent, especially when it comes to women’s glasses.

Retro is overtaking every runway around the world in all aspects of fashion. However, these frames are not in the oversized styles we once loved. Cat eye and aviators are bang on trend, but tailored to perfection in a clean minimalistic look.

Retro eyewear in 2018 is all about material combos, with metal and acetate being the most popular pairing. The double bridge, once popular in the 70s and 80s, has also made a massive comeback.

Actors and heartthrobs Shia La Beouf, Harrison Ford, and Robert Downey Jr. have all taken a page out of the late James Dean’s book and are keeping up with the latest in retro eyewear style trends. Styles like the Clover in Matte Black or Richmond in Citrine Quartz are perfect complements to this look.

Get started; try the trend for yourself!


3. Wooden – A Natural Eyeglasses Style Trend

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An emerging eyewear trend and still strong in 2018 is the wooden effect, or actual wooden frames.

Earthly colors in olive, khaki, teak, pine and sandalwood are getting people excited about wooden framed eyeglasses. These natural tones complement any attire, and genuine wooden eyeglasses are also incredibly eco-friendly thanks to their raw material makeup.

Delicate and glamorous, it looks like wooden eyeglasses are here to stay. All you have to do is take a look at the celebrity following to understand. Elijah Wood, Matt Damon, and Hollywood newbie, Chris Wood, have all been spotted in their sustainable wood framed eyeglasses.


4. Colorful Transparent Hues


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Acetate frames are still a favorite, but again bold thick-rimmed glasses are out and thin are in. Practical and very in vogue, thin acetate frames are durable, lightweight and wearable all day opposed to their heavier counterparts.

Acetate frames come in all shapes and sizes, and this is your opportunity to add the runway’s favorite colors to your everyday style.

Transparent barely-there colors like translucent pinks, taupes, greys, citrines and browns are coupled with the thin acetate frame for a match made in retro heaven. A look that will propel any sophisticated woman into the forefront of style along with American actresses Diane Lane , Annette Bening, and Zoey Deutch not to mention their A-list male counterparts, Tom HanksSamuel L Jackson and Johnny Depp.  Consider style like Richmond in Citrine Quartz, Ace in Glacier Gray, and Atlas in Leaf or Mia in Leaf.


5. Blue Light Blockers for Digital Eye Strain

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With more and more people spending countless hours in front of their screens, it’s really no surprise that blue light blocking lenses are becoming more and more widespread. Staring at a screen all day, whether it’s a computer or phone, can affect your vision and sleep. It’s now a well-known fact that protecting your eyes from computer eyestrain will impact eye health in the long run.

Blue light is considered to be a natural aspect of the visible light spectrum, and believe it or not it’s not only electronic screens that emit it. Blue light makes up about a quarter of all sunlight and much of the harmful wavelength, therefore, you should be protecting your retinas from potential blue light damage.

Also known as computer reading glasses, these eyeglass lenses help protect your vision and reduce eye strain during computer and digital device use. For prescription lenses, it’s imperative to have blue light blocking lenses fitted by an optician. A person’s typical reading distance is far different to that of a computer distance, therefore they need to be customized to the individual. Look for a brand that offers blue light anti-reflective filters. You do not need the “yellow” tinted lenses, but only the blue light filtering anti-reflective coating which looks very similar to normal anti-reflective coatings. Ask your optician about them, or select the option during check out at

Play with your Eyeglasses Look

Eyeglasses designer, David Barton, encourages experimentation when it comes to finding the right eyeglasses style for you. Just because you didn’t suit the thick-framed Harry Potter style round glasses from last year doesn’t mean you can’t comfortably wear thin metal round glasses this year.

The frame itself doesn’t lend to face suitability alone. Color, size, and bridge fit all play a major role, which is why you should always experiment with your eyeglasses style – you just never know. And with tailored eyeglasses being a leading 2018 eyeglasses trend, there’s a higher chance that your favorite eyeglasses style will suit you.

They say that the thing a person notices most about you are your eyes, which is why you should always treat your eyeglasses as an essential style accessory. So if money allows, invest in a few pairs of classic eyeglasses in 2018 to complement your personal style and different outfits.

While eyeglasses trends do change, it’s as never as dramatic as sunglasses. Therefore treat your new eyeglasses as an investment and opt for high quality tailored eyeglasses that fit properly and will last you a number of years. With David Kind’s 10-year eyeglasses warranty and refurbish program, you really can achieve your ultimate everyday eyewear look with ease.

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