Eyewear is clearly the fashion accessory of choice

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter

New York, NY, United States (AHN) – It is crystal clear; eyewear is the fashion accessory of choice.

For some, eyeglasses are a necessity. For others, they are a fashion accessory.

Among the top trending styles for Spring are bright colors, more rectangles and patterns.

With a nod from top style-setters, men and women have options galore this spring season to build their eyewear wardrobe with the latest and greatest frames.

Sunglasses have always been a popular accessory, and today’s consumers are more in tune to the fashion benefits of prescription and non-prescription eyewear. Glasses that express their personal style are a priority for them.

Rectangle frames are replacing ovals and rounds. Frames made of natural materials and fibers are popular. And, patterns within the metal work or fame are also emerging as a top trend. The rimless frame is out.

Popular looks include those that embrace the natural beauty of raffia, wicker, leather and wood artfully accenting plastic and metal frames, resulting in stunning and unique looks. Animal skin prints and crocodile patterns also make an appearance this spring, lining temples or embossed on fashionable and must-have eyeglass cases.

Go green this spring. It is the surprise star color of eyeglasses this season. Choose garden-inspired shades from fern to avocado to evergreen. Bronze shimmers as another cool color of choice, from shimmering metallic to tawny, matte hues.

The classic Wayfarer frame returns as the one of the hottest looks this spring season. Famously worn by celebrity legends such as Audrey Hepburn and Tom Cruise, this retro-classic look brings a fresh look with updated colors such as amber and horn. Curvaceous eyewear that swoops and swerves is also emerging as a top trend for spring 2012.

Athletic style runs high this season with winning eyewear looks. Look for wrap-around sunglasses with jeweled logos for a chic contrast. In men’s eyeglasses, state-of-the-art technologies and sporty, streamlined frames provides superior quality, fashion and comfort.

Add some bling. Eyeglasses adorned with jewels and crystals are making a statement. Also trending are bold combinations, such as black and white, recalling the “mod style” of the ’60s.

Designers, stylists and fashion icons have long embraced eyeglasses as an accessory that adds instant panache to any look. Look for these eyeglasses and you too can add some fashionable flair.

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