Spring/Summer 2014 Designer Eyewear Trends

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Shield your eyes from the summer heat and stay fashion-hot with these new designer sunglasses trends for 2014. Transform your eyewear wardrobe with odd shapes, bold colours, florals and a touch of the ocean to stay super style savvy.

Social Media Warps

Almost everybody is on a social network these days, whether it’s to post holiday photos, to stay abreast of the gossip or to stalk an ex, but who would have thought an online trend could have an impact on fashion? The first super scorching style to hit our SS 2014 catwalks is inspired by the idea that our online world is only a distortion of real life. As you look out for the sun, look out for rose-tinted lenses from O’Neill’s Driftwood range and for a sepia view of the world, gold-tinted lenses from Maui Jim and Carerra.

Get Your Shape On

Feeling rather mathematical? You sure will with the new algebraic look that is taking hold. Forget shine and fuss, these designs revolve around angular shapes and bold monochrome colours. For a statement look that fits the clothing fashion trend, Chloe and Marni feature a range of geometric shaped frames with hexagonal lenses. Emporio Armani and Prada also stay neutral with colours whilst placing a high emphasis on the brow bar in their designs.

Feeling Fishy?

When we think summer, we think the sun, the beach and the seaside, so it seems only natural that a hot SS trend is inspired by the ocean. Designers are opting for vibrant turquoises, teals and blues, to incorporate ocean hues with minimalism. The new Superdry and Vera Wang collections feature glass textured frames for a cloudy ocean look while Scott Harris and Prodesign experiment with partially clear frames for a floating lens effect.

Floral and Fun

When we think summer, if we don’t think the seaside, we think flowers, and the final 2014 trend is right on top of this year-in-year-out feminine floral look. Inspired by gardens and the blooming beauty of the outdoors, this trend features vibrant pinks, earth greens and cute embellishments. Mui Mui and Valentino introduce frames that are evocative of spring shrubbery while Dolce & Gabanna and Lafont present new and exciting floral prints.

House of Holland have added a fantasy element to their designs with mirrored lenses while Lafont, Kate Spade and Alexander McQueen are just some of the designers to adorn their frames with sparkles, studs and silhouettes.

What Else?

Fusing last year’s geek style with this year’s mathematical look, Prada, among other designers, are sporting “false clip-on” designs. These frames are simple and include a thin metal bar across the brow-line to give the appearance that the lenses are clipped on. Ray Ban and the flattering cat-eye shape are also set to retain their popularity while oversized, 70s style round frames are tearing up the catwalk.

Do you dare to go bold in a pair of octagonal frames or will you be sticking with a trusty pair of floral cat-eyes this summer?