What’s Haute in 2017: Geeky Glasses

Geek-chic is one of those trends that never really goes away, and somehow, always finds a way to reinvent itself. Prescription or fashion glasses are the key accessory you need to nail the look.

Thick black frames have long been a staple when it comes to the nerdy style. Think of Leonard from The Big Bang Theory and you get the idea.

But recently there’s been a new style that fashionistas have been favouring: wire-framed glasses.

Perhaps we can thank the cult character of Barb from Stanger Things for this new trend. But wire-framed glasses have been popping up everywhere in the past few months from catwalks to our Instagram feeds.

Whether you wear glasses on the regular, are new to the world of eyewear, or just fancy switching up your style, wire frames are just what you need to add a touch of distinction to your look.

Optionally, take the trend to the extreme by toting oversized silhouettes, and don’t worry about looking over the top. These frames are thin, light, and complement your face shape.

Wire frames are subtle style statement.

Some celebrities that have been spotted wearing this style include: Emily Ratajkowski, Alexa Chung and Chiara Ferragni. Not to mention, model of the moment, Kendall Jenner proved it’s chic to be a geek – so wear your glasses proudly.

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Here’s our selection of the best wire-framed eyewear to shop from:

Infinity M8201

We love the round shape of these Infinity M8201 glasses as they give off a retro feel that’s reminiscent of the 70s. Plus, thanks to their affordable price, they’re the perfect option for trying out the trend without having to splash out on a hefty price tag.

Mimas MD8012

Arguably the colour of the year, these Mimas MD8012 glasses come in rose gold so you’ll look even more on trend. We love the diamond embellishments at the temples which add further sparkle to the metallic finish.  The oval shape of the lenses are particularly flattering if you have a longer face; they will balance out your features.

Flexon FLX 883Mag-Set

Oval lenses are one of the key eyewear trends in 2017, and these Flexon glasses combine two trends in one. They also come with clip-on sunglasses, so you have a pair of lenses for when it gets too bright. We love the half-rimmed wire frames because they embody sophistication.

Porsche Design P8478

These Porsche sunglasses prove that the geeky trend isn’t just limited to optical lenses. Coming in the timeless aviator shape, the P8478 sunglasses are slightly oversized for a modern upgrade. Exuding effortless cool, these unisex frames may be at the higher end of the price range, but they’re an investment piece and will never go out of style.

Love to colour coordinate? Find out how to match your glasses to your outfit

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