2022 Eyewear TrendsApril 05, 2022
As a person who seizes every opportunity to turn heads, we know you’re always keeping an eye out for the latest and greatest style trends. Whether your style is classically Audrey Hepburn or Meryl Streep on steroids, it’s imperative to make sure your choices remain on the cutting-edge of fashion. Gone are the days of glasses being nerdy, dated, or embarrassing. Just like your Gucci watch or silk scarf from East Azarbaijan, your glasses should be treated like a one-of-a-kind statement piece. These are the eyewear trends in 2022 that’ll keep you at the top of your fashion game, even if your glasses are sitting on the top of your head.
Make a statement without saying a word
Out with run-of-the-mill, plain Jane frames and in with unabashedly bold, eye-catchingly colorful, profusely patterned specs. Our Wisecracker glasses are ideal for earning the attention of passersby. One of our Wisecracker-wearing customers, Nancy W., said, “You can’t hide in the crowd with this bright orange frame on your face!” Nancy, we’d have to agree. Another avenue to leave it all on the ﬂoor (or perhaps, on your face) is our beloved Chutzpah’d frame. Apart from its riveting colors and patterns, Chutzpah’d has remained a bold fan-favorite by sporting a round-shaped lens inside of a hexagonal rim. We’re not sure about round pegs in square holes, but Chutzpah’d’s ﬁve-star rating and tendency to sell out makes a strong argument for round pegs in hexagonal holes. Designer Pick: Our TV Party glasses don’t get enough credit for their boldness. Its perfectly round, thick frame and statement-making colors shine in the spotlight, just like you.
Unique New York
We love rectangular frames as much as the next fashionmonger, but there are so many looks to be had in a shape that is truly outside of the box. For instance, take our Fierce frames, named for their wild reimagination of the classic cat eye. Their ﬂirtatious, prominent brow shape makes them the sauciest frames in our assortment. Or give one of our favorite styles, Old Money , a try. A unique half-rim reader in that it’s fully rimmed, it adds just the right amount of poshness to every outﬁt.
Peace, love, and the ‘70s
Seeing the youths bring back feathered hair and tie-dye is only mildly traumatizing – but for all the trends we will not revive from the ‘70s, you can count on seeing us in huge, bulky frames once again. Bazooko Circus and Breaking News remind us of the glasses we wore to see Elton John, except more colorful and less wet from the tears streaming down our face. It was Elton John, after all.
Oversized eyewear makes a big impact
Perhaps the oversized eyewear trend is here because everyone was trying to ﬁnd ways to balance comfy and chic while sheltering in place. Regardless of the reason, we have no complaints. Particularly as it pertains to bold, oversized eyewear. Oversized glasses can add a dimension and balance to your facial features, highlighting your cheekbones and drawing attention to your eyes. Plus, oversized glasses look bad on maybe four people in the world. To try this trend on for size, peek at our Kvetcher frames for a large square shape, or Rigmarole for something full and round. Designer Pick: Embrace retro-ness in more ways than one by sporting our wide-sized Old Sport glasses, which are both oversized and vintage-inspired. The keyhole bridge on these bad boys is quite “hotsy-totsy,” if we do say so ourselves.
This one’s crystal clear
The translucent and clear frames trend has been around for several years, and there’s no sign of it stopping. Crystal frames are not a one-trick pony. You can exude everything from sophisticated to wackadoodle, depending on the style you’re wearing. To make this trend your own (which we know you will), try out Board Stiff in orange crystal or Clearly… in any color that suits your fancy.
Cat’s out of the bag
The cat eye shape can be daunting when your inspiration for them growing up was Marilyn Monroe. Luckily, we’ve reimagined cat eye frames to ﬁt 2022 fashion trends while still providing that same razzle-dazzle that the blonde bombshell once did.For a cat-eye-adjacent frame, might we suggest Kindred Spirit . Tasteful but not too overwhelming – perfect for the individual that loathes the idea of anything distracting from their after-dinner speech. Too round for your liking? Then we suggest our Dorothy glasses, to get to the point. Designer Pick: Merry Prankster is a cat eye frame we’ve hardly been able to keep on our shelves. Whether it’s due to the unique shape, vibrant colors, multiple sizes, or all of the above, its popularity makes a strong argument for becoming a prankster yourself.
Tortoise with a twist
We believe that tortoise should bring you out of your shell. That’s why we experiment with unique, bold tortoise patterns like it’s our day job (and it is). Our decidedly most-unique tortoise pattern is the one that comes in navy and gold. Although it’s offered on a handful of frames, our On Board style is a fantastic place to start. Or, you can try a tortoise shell with a unique base color, like our Finley frames in red and black or blue and purple. Whoever said tortoise shell had to be neutral was a hare behind the times on eyewear trends. Designer Pick: Our best-selling Waylaid frames come in four unique tortoise patterns (in addition to about ten other colors) and ﬁt practically everyone that tries them on. Plus, you’re bound to be Waylaid with compliments while wearing them. Now you know where the name comes from.
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Whether you’re starting from scratch or adding to your large, luxurious, jealousy inducing eyewear collection, our frames allow you to play with 2022’s style and eyewear trends while still being idiosyncratic, which we know is important to you. Our one-of-a-kind designs aren’t your typical trendy frames — they’re sure to be staples that continue to impress for years to come.
About Christen DeHate, The Product Designer
As Director of Product and Supply Chain, Christen leads the charge on everything product-related, including designing our one-of-a-kind frames. Christen has worked in product development and design for a variety of brands, including Levi’s, Lands’ End, Duluth Trading Company, Kohls, and Belk. She relishes creating something that makes a difference in people’s lives, which is why she feels at home at eyebobs.