THE LATEST EYEWEAR TRENDS: What Are The Most Popular Frames in Fashion for 2022?
There isn’t a better accessory to update your style as fast as a set of trendy, new pair of frames.
A must-have part of any fashion lover’s wardrobe, it’s no wonder spectacles are so popular. Whether you wear them with prescription lenses, as blue light blocking glasses, or just as a fashion statement, a new pair of modern, eye-catching glasses can seriously refresh your look.
Let us show you what 2022 brings at Vint & York – there are a lot of stylish specs looks that favor the bold – but don’t worry if bigger or colorful frames isn’t your thing there are lots of revamped classic shapes that are in style!
Get your online glasses shopping inspiration with our breakdown of the most current eyewear trends of 2022. We rounded up all the upcoming frames, so you know what’s hot and what’s out and help you pick the perfect pair(s) of frames. The best part? You can try every pair online with our Virtual Glasses Try-on !
Eyewear Trends: Most Popular Styles & Shapes
This season sees the comeback of several popular trends. Geometrical, slim and oversized, cat-eye, and distinctive details are all the rave this upcoming season for both men and women. Pick them with transparent frames for a more subtle look or with bold colored rims or embellishments for a trend-setter outfit.
1. Fashion Cat Eye Glasses
As resonant as always, cat-eye glasses are still in style and ladies’ best friend in the academic and business environment.
Geometric Cat-Eye glasses are a big trend this year; they accentuate your personality and highlight the shape of your face. If you have a square-shaped look, a geometric cat-eye frame will add angles to your face, which can be very flattering. If your face is round, you can create curves to define it.
Cat-eye frames are sexy yet serious and contour the image of a decisive woman who knows what she wants. Choose the modern silhouette Treble for your playful side, or go with the cute Cat’s Meow vintage cat-eye glasses for a total look change.
The retro cat-eye black frame is an excellent choice for women working in the business environment as they give you a wise and mysterious look that is bound to emphasize your professionalism.
2. Stylish Clear Eyeglasses
Clear frame glasses are one of the most popular eyewear trends. Clear has captured the imagination of fashion designers everywhere and is being transposed in an array of clothing and accessory designs, and most importantly, into prescription eyeglasses.
Here are some of the best clear, trendy glasses frames from Vint & York:
The beautiful Mykonos frame is unisex, so if you are looking for some clear oversized glasses, this is the best choice. People love their elegant design and attractive look. If you’re looking for the coolest pair eyeglasses for men and women, you have found them.
White and clear plastic captured the attention of designers who use them in different fashion staples — beaded bags, white shoes, transparent trench coats. Eyewear follows this direction, white and transparent frames being one of the top trends of this upcoming season for both men and women.
Whether you’re looking to achieve a subtle look or want to dress to impress, white or transparent eyeglasses will ace the job. To focus on your glasses, make sure you pick outfits or makeup in lighter shades.
3. Oversized Glasses Chains
One of the biggest trends Vint & York focuses on in 2022 is chunky eyewear chains with a gentle retro inspiration. This chic, super cool trend is not only fashionable but is practical and functional. Keep your specs safe and handy with gorgeous, chunky chains to revamp your look.
If you want to make a statement opt for a sculptural or geometric chunky metal style chain, that will ensure your new eyewear stays put for easy access to your frames!
4. Thick Rimmed Geometric Glasses Frames
This year's shape is any shape that brings a splash of geometry to the table, from the clear-cut hexagon Ellis eyeglasses to the softer, Hudson shape that is tamer around the corners. These frames are made to fit any face since they mix elements that pertain to round glasses and square frame ones.
But no matter the exact shape, the element that is an absolute must with these geometric styles is the thick-rimmed frames, preferably in bold and bright colors. Or even a mix of colors if you like to stand out and let the glasses speak for themselves.
5. Bright and Translucent Nude Glasses
This millennial, dusted pink nude is the next neutral hue to reign supreme throughout 2022.
Among the rainbow of colors that you'll see this year, this warm color will be like a breath of fresh air. Add this distinctive frame to ensure you're not overlooked whenever you step into the room.
Ritzy is one of the most versatile and popular eyeglasses frames in our collection, for both men and women. The two-toned frames combining pastel pink and the famous tortoiseshell demands for statement getups.
A toned-down hue is easier to match with day-to-day outfits, so this pastel pink frame is a no-frills alternative. The tortoiseshell arms give an excellent contrast and look elegant in combination with the translucent millennial pink shade.
These popular eyeglasses will add a carefree vibe to an outfit or a bit of joie de vivre to greys and other neutrals. However, to keep the focus on them, make sure to pick outfits in light colors not to steal their spotlight.
6. Vintage, Large Round Glasses
Round frames are trendy in 2022 as well, and, more than that, they are suited for square and rectangular-shaped faces.
They can be mixed and matched with various outfits, starting from the business savvy and going to hipster sweaters and hats.
An oversized round frame is perfect for you if you want to be bold. Smaller frames are a bit more elegant, but you can always pick funky colors to be sure your entrance is remembered.
These beauties are bound to draw attention to your face – which is exactly what you need when trying to get people to listen to you. We suggest going with a two-tone frame colorway – the soft gradient creates a mysterious vintage effect.
7. Trendy Tortoiseshell Glasses in Current Styles
Second only to clear frames, tortoiseshell glasses in unique patterns are your best option if you want to stay in tune with the current eyewear trends. Forget about the boring brown tortoiseshell – there are so many color palettes of this trendy pattern that you will be sure to find the perfect frames for your skin tone and hair!
Here are some trending tortoiseshell frames from Vint & York:
8. 70s Oversized Square Glasses
Square lenses are timeless. This year's silhouette borrows the retro-vintage vibe with oversized proportions and thick frames. With actual square or gently rounded shapes, they'll make you look fashionable without putting too much effort into it.
Just done up some high-waisted denim flares, a t-shirt, a fancy scarf, and a cool leather jacket, and it'll be like the '70sall over again.
9. Thin & Lightweight Rimmed Glasses
For a more professional approach, you can go with gold metal round eyeglasses , though any shape in a lightweight metal frame option will be admired this year.
So for a look that's too cool for school, try a pair of the newest glasses frames, in a bold, golden color. Many celebrities are wearing this double-bridge aviator-inspired frame style without a prescription because it gives an incredible allure, with a very against-the-current frame shape.
10. Circle, Perfectly Round Glasses
Round eyeglasses frames are a great pick for women and especially men who want a look change. Their retro silhouette guarantees that you will not go unnoticed.
Round frames are beautiful and simple. Rocked by the likes of John Lennon, they are a symbol of free spirits and creative people.
11. Bedazzled Swarovski Glasses
If you're ready to dip your toe into more statement eyeglasses but don't want to start with something crazy "sparkly, "look at me" glasses." Statement glasses this season are all about oversize, dashing colors, embellishments, and deliberately accented upper line.
We've already mentioned the cat-eye silhouette and their impressionable effect for round and oval faces. But Adeline takes it up a notch with Swarovski crystals encrusted upper line, while Fab combines the scarlet red with elegant metal accents. The acetate frames are simply luxurious, and they'll adorn any outfit.
12. Retro Flat Top Aviator Glasses
Aviator glasses and sunglasses have long been a favorite of eyewear enthusiasts.
The much-loved aviator silhouette is no longer just a sunglasses staple. Recently, more and more original aviator eyeglasses styles have popped up, in both old-school metal and colorful acetate shapes.
These modern-day aviator eyeglasses are not the same as the ones our parents used to wear – they feature unique contemporary details, colors, and shapes that keep them in the style of conversation.
Aviator eyeglasses can be worn with prescription lenses or in plain form for both men and women. You can use them as a stylish accessory to up your outfits and complement your facial features.
13. Clubmaster Glasses, Reminiscent of the Dapper, Retro Browline
Slim and elegant, clubmaster or browline glasses are a power accessory for your professional life. Available for both men and women, semi-rimless frames are fashionable and practical.
These stylish and cool eyeglass frames are a hybrid between two styles: browline eyeglasses and round eyeglasses give us The Fitzgerald, an attractive Clubmaster frame.
Astor is a hybrid frame created from rectangular specs and a heavy browline combined with a semi-rimless silhouette. These are some unique, trendy eyeglasses, and their popularity will be noticeable this season.
They are suited for both men and women, and we recommend that you wear them in a study or business environment.
14. The Hipster Glasses
Hipster glasses are a great way to stand out from the crowd. Hipster eyewear features unique designs, usually in square silhouettes that you don't see daily. They are an excellent fit for creative people.
Hipster glasses are for both men and women and should be worn with stylish outfits that underline your creative personality.
Black rimmed glasses are one of the best choices for day-to-day wearing since this non-color never goes out of style. Bold black glasses are also an excellent accessory for formal outfits, such as white shirts and black suits. But not to overlook your casual outfit.
Hill rectangular eyeglasses are excellent for professional men looking to change their look.
Finally, choose hipster frames because they are cool, stylish eyeglasses that are amongst this year's biggest eyewear trends and will continue to be popular in 2022.
Don't forget to check out our complete guide to pick the perfect hipster glasses!
Shop your next pair of glasses with Vint & York
Now that you’re all caught up with all the popular glasses styles of 2022, we look forward to fitting you with your next new pair of stylish glasses. You can try out different pairs on our website, just give it a go. No matter your glasses fashion preferences, we’ve got you covered. Plus, it’s really easy to order glasses online at Vint & York !
And if you're wondering what's in store for fashion trends when it comes to sunglasses, read on for the main trends to look out for, or see our guide to 2022's sunglasses trends for a more in-depth look.
Make the best of this year’s new trends and express your personality in a novel way with a pair of V&Y frames!