Tortoiseshell specs are a classic, a style you can’t go wrong with if you’re looking for eyewear that’s truly timeless. Known for its rich, flecked brown and orange tones, tortoiseshell adds warmth, interest and texture to your look. And it has the ability to flatter any face shape or skin tone.
It complements without stealing the show, and flows seamlessly with any outfit. But if you’re looking for something that doesn’t just blend into the background, this year’s hottest eyewear trend will help you stand out.
This classic pattern is undergoing a colour revival in 2020, with vibrant tortoiseshell prescription glasses taking over the spectacle world. Here are just a few of our favourites!
Kate Spade DEMI/F
Brightly coloured tortoiseshell specs are in, and these frames from Kate Spade are definitely made to get you noticed. Combining a classic pattern with contemporary colours, these prescription glasses are a nod to the vintage wardrobe with a twist.
Style with bold colours and clashing prints for a confident, eclectic look. Or wear with a muted ensemble to let the spectacles pop!
These Kate Spade DEMI/F will add an instant injection of fun to any outfit and come with FREE Single Vision Anti-Reflection Lenses. Shop the look below…
OMG! Eyewear OMG! 6039
A fresh and modern take on tortoiseshell, these frames from the OMG! Eyewear collection feature defined mottling and flecks of golden yellow. If you love the look of blue tortoiseshell, these glasses have a lovely contrast. The warmth of the yellow enhances the depth and saturation of the blue, giving you an on-trend yet sophisticated finish.
This OMG! Eyewear OMG! 6039 frame is available in 3 stylish colours, but our favourite is C1 Brown / Blue as it mimics classic tortoiseshell so well.
Pink Ribbon 11
From Johnny Depp to Bakeoff’s Prue Leith, there have been many celebs and TV personalities who have dabbled in vivid eyewear looks. Purple is a colour that demands attention, and these Pink Ribbon 11 prescription glasses are as attention-seeking as they get.
Revive a dull, drab outfit with a pop of purple and get your hands on these affordable frames from the Pink Ribbon collection at SelectSpecs.
Anna Sui AS5068
If you love classic tortoiseshell, these specs are a great investment for your year-round wardrobe. They feature a traditional tortie design in true tortie colours, infused with an eye-catching mint green finish at the edge of the frame.
This means you can get the best of both worlds, staying true to a classic while also keeping it fresh, chic and contemporary. Minty green colours are universally flattering for almost all skin tones and it also pairs well with every colour of the rainbow.
Get the look with the Anna Sui AS5068 prescription glasses in Green Tortoiseshell for a bright burst of colour to bring your features to life.
These seriously oversized, vintage-inspired specs are made to steal the show. Turning any casual jeans and t-shirt look into a retro wonder or lacklustre office attire into something that’s ultra-chic, they can reinvent your wardrobe.
For fans of geek chic, they tick all the right boxes. And featuring a classic tortie design layered with a blast of bright red, these frames ooze endless 80s charm.
Get the vintage tortoiseshell eyewear look with our Lapö LAAA081 frames.
Fendi FF 0387
With vivid colours and a contrasting fusion of gold, yellow, brown and purple tones, these prescription glasses are a great way to elevate a casual outfit. Made with a slim frame front and side arms, they are also elegant enough to be worn with evening attire or formal wear. Making these Fendi frames truly versatile.
A subtle Fendi logo displayed on the side adds a designer touch to the finished frame, and the lightweight design makes it an easy option for all-day wear, commuting or travelling.
Shop these brightly coloured Fendi FF 0387 tortoiseshell glasses at SelectSpecs or choose from 3 other colours.
For more eyewear trends, keep checking in on the SelectSpecs Fashion & Lifestyle Magazine. To find out what hues are hot this year, see our latest post ‘SS20 Colour Trend: Neon‘.
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