A new school year or uni semester calls for a new pair of specs to see you through classes and lectures. Not only is it kind of essential to see the blackboard/whiteboard/screen up ahead, but stylish frames can totally finish your outfit. From old school geek chic to 80s nerd, hipster clique to preppy girl, glasses are the ultimate accessory for getting your personality across.
And yep, sure, there are imitators out there (we’re looking at you non-prescription wearers). But nothing earns you style points like the real thing. If you’re short or long-sighted and need prescription glasses to get through the most boring or brain-boggling of classes, here are the trends to dig.
The Super Cool Aviator
Get this instagrammable look with a pair of stylish metal-framed aviators. This popular sunglasses silhouette is now a hot trend among celebs and models like Bella Hadid. Simple and chic, aviator spectacles look good with anything you’re wearing. From casual to classy, this is the shape to covet this school year.
You can copy Bella’s on-trend eyewear style with the affordable Infinity CF919 glasses in gold.
Pretty Blush Glasses
If you want to look pretty in pink, you’ll love this year’s colour trend of blush pink and soft, rose-tinted nudes. That’s right ‘millennial pink’ lovers, this romantic hue isn’t going away anytime soon (despite scaremongering reports about purple or coral taking its place). Every wardrobe still very much welcomes a smidgen of blush here and there. Think sweet dusky pinks, peaches and oranges.
As worn by actress Sarah Hyland, this style is so versatile. And we’re loving these Infinity SRA140 glasses, with a pocket-friendly price tag of just £25!
Modern Cateye Spectacles
The fresh, updated cateye is worlds away from the vintage design that we all instantly recognise. The modern cateye frame is much more subtle than that. Look closely and you’ll pick up on the design details. Turn your attention away too fast, and you won’t know what’s hit you. Not quite rectangular and not quite retro, not quite micro and not quite full coverage, this silhouette is a style staple.
Get the look with these chic, understated Savannah 2489 prescription frames in black.
Thick Black Frames
If you don’t like to get swept up by the latest instagram trends, classic geek chic glasses are the easiest frame to style for your back to school wardrobe. Whether you’re always running late for class or uni lectures, this timeless look promises effortless getting-ready time in the morning. Throw your hair up in a bun, put on your comfiest jumper-n-jeans combo, and you’re ready to go.
These Savannah 2444 glasses are a bargain at £15 and look great Monday to Friday.
Love our back to school eyewear styles? Take a look at one of our favourite trends to covet for class, the AW19 Colour Trend: Peach Pink.
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