In the last several seasons, women’s fashion has undergone a significant transformation. Gone are the days of barely-there clothing, which no longer holds a place in the true fashion devotee’s closet. Variations of bodycon have been replaced by full-coverage pieces and oversized silhouettes, and for the first time in a long time, the female aesthetic honors the smart girl, the geek, the girl boss. And nothing punctuates an intellectual vibe like the perfect pair of eyeglasses, because when it comes to statement looks, the details matter.
From Stella McCartney’s obsession with feline friends to Gucci’s granny inspired ensembles, fashion eyewear is the most impactful way to make it perfectly clear that, “Um, excuse me. My eyes are up here.”
Below you will find everything you need to know about this season’s trendy eyeglasses, designer frames, and smart styles.
Not Your Granny’s Glasses:
In 2015 Gucci brought in Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, to overhaul its entire aesthetic, and geek-chic has ruled the Italian fashion house’s runways ever since. This season Michele extends a nod to Nana’s closet, which pairs perfectly with oversized frames, metallics, and bedazzled embellishments.
Stella McCartney embraced the widely known but formerly unpopular “cat lady” in a way that made being an independent woman with a particular devotion to felines – dare we say – cool. Gucci, Loewe, and Marc Jacobs weren’t far behind, and kitten inspired ensembles quickly gave rise to animal print and cat-eye frames of various shapes and sizes.
She’s The Man:
Suiting and menswear made a big showing on fall catwalks with Balenciaga, Isabel Marant, Ralph Lauren, and many others embracing the professional woman in all her righteous glory. Pair any of these trendy eyeglasses with the suit, trousers, or blazer of your choice for a take-me-seriously style that all the boys will envy.
Nothing says boldness and sophistication like a monochromatic ensemble, and word on the street is that this winter’s hue of choice (or lack thereof) is white. Add a pop of color to your winter whites, or choose a clear acetate frame to refine the look.
Fashion is cyclical, and every few years the schoolgirl look makes an inevitable comeback. The 2017 iteration is all about bookish overachievers, so don some bold, wide rimmed specs or some inconspicuous transparent frames when rocking the crisp white shirts, plaid jumpers, wide suspenders, and roomy cardigans of prep school tradition.
Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your smarts by sporting winter’s coolest trends with the hottest designer eyeglasses from your local Cohen’s Fashion Optical. Visit cohensfashionoptical.com for a list of stores near you, or visit the location at 132 West 57th Street for many of the brands and styles mentioned above.
~ Courtney Morse @ Antisocialista