FRAMED

It’s funny how the things we tend to veer away from as kids, we often come running back to as adults. Particularly where style is concerned. While sunglasses have been in demand since Tom Cruise appeared with Ray Bans in Top Gun, today just about all frames have become a simple way to create a statement look. After browsing some of our fresh looks, you may even be tempted to put on a pair of snazzy spectacles, whether you have a prescription or not.

photography by Dan Austin / hair and makeup by Yolanda Floyd / models: Lauren Owens, Louina La Falaise, Garrett Adams, Aaron Anderson,  Michael Laboska – BMG Models, Anitra Goddard, Richard Om

 

Who can forget Audrey Hepburn’s iconic Manhattan big black sunglasses moment in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Or, my personal favorite, Brad Pitt’s square acetate glasses in the cult classic Fight Club? Eyewear has always been an important part of not only expressing yourself, but also creating a moment and presence too long reserved solely for Hollywood. The rest of us strapped on our specs because Mom and Dad made us do so as kids, so we would stop squinting while we read.

These days, eyewear has become less hide-them-’til-you-need-them and more of a well-planned part of your daily look. With people opting less for contacts and using frames to show off, or even change, their personality daily, eyewear designers are playing much more with design, color, and shape more than ever before and making it accessible for even the style-challenged.

With winter behind us, the time of year has arrived to dust off our shades or bright-colored readers and welcome the sunshine and bright spring colors. This spring season we’re seeing retro silhouettes in more extreme shapes, colors, and sizes. The classic cat eye is more exaggerated; the iconic aviator is going more square; and we’re seeing the acetate-colored lenses and round frames taking center stage.

Now don’t get too lost in your new reflection and neglect the eye “care” part of shielding your eyes. It’s important to note that there are a lot of factors to consider besides whether the frames fit your face shape and suit your lifestyle, so, as always, consult your local eye doctor to ensure you have the right protection for your peepers.

The sun is shining bright; your wardrobe is lighting up; and Mother Nature’s colors are out to play, so you should be too.

Anitra | 

[FRAMES ]

Designer: Versace |

Available at: MyEyeDr.

[ CLOTHES ]

shirt | 5th and Hall

 

Richard |

[ FRAMES ]

Designer: Zac Posen |

Available at:
Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida

[ CLOTHES ]

chambray shirt | Lucky Brand

long-sleeeve T-shirt | 5th and Hall

 

Lauren |

[ FRAMES ]

Designer: MCM |

Available at: MyEyeDr.

[ CLOTHES ]

shirt | 5th and Hall

crop top | 5th and Hall

bracelets | Zara

 

Aaron

[ FRAMES ]

Designer: Prada |

Available at: MyEyeDr.

Opening spread

Designer: Warby Parker |

Available at: warbyparker.com

[ CLOTHES ]

jacket | Urban Outfitters

shirt | Urban Outfitters

Michael

[ FRAMES ]

Designer: Warby Parker |

Available at: warbyparker.com

Opening spread

Designer: Original Penguin |

Available at: Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida

[ CLOTHES ]

knit blazer | Zara

T-shirt | 5th and Hall

Louina

[ FRAMES ]

Designer: Salvatore Ferragamo |

Available at: MyEyeDr.

Opening spread

Designer: Swarovski |

Available at: Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida

[ CLOTHES ]

romper | 5th and Hall

Garrett

[ FRAMES ]

Designer: MCM |

Available at: MyEyeDr.

Opening spread

Designer: MCM |

Available at: MyEyeDr.

[ CLOTHES ]

jacket | stylist’s own

shirt | 5th and Hall