New Eyewear Trends in 2020 – Our Predictions

As we look forward to 2020, our thoughts turn to the eyewear trends poised to take our faces by storm. We’ve been keeping an eye on the catwalks, scouring street style snaps and combing global eyewear markets and it looks like we’re set to enter the new decade in style!

If our trend-spotters have got it right, here are the top five eyewear trends in 2020 to look out for…

Unusual Materials

The 20s are all about expressing yourself as an individual and showcasing your unique, quirky style. Eyewear brands are cottoning on and are celebrating distinctiveness by turning to unusual materials to craft their collections. Wooden frames are a particularly striking way to express your individuality, as each grain is completely unique to the wearer.Internationally acclaimed designers such as Hoffman Horn are experimenting with unusual, sustainably sourced materials such as wood, slate, snakeskin and alpaca hair.

Seventies Update

Oversized, tortoiseshell, retro – what’s not to like? Bold seventies styles are set to make a big come back this year, with brands adopting would-be-sunglasses shapes into the optical fold. Statement tortoiseshell acetates add instant power to any look – whether you’re out and about or sequestered in yet another board meeting.

The latest characterful collections from Chanel and Caroline Abram draw inspiration from this classic era, so make sure you get in on the action.

Go Transparent

Subtle yet edgy, see-through specs are the must-have eyewear of 2020. Clear, rounded frames are particularly on-trend and are available in an array of different tints to suit your skin tone, from cool lavenders to warm honey hues. And transparent frames come with the added bonus of going with every outfit no matter what the colour!

We love Moscot’s crystal clear acetate frames and Caroline Abram’s rose-tinted editions.

Wire Frames

Embrace – and update – the 90s dad look with a pair of metal wireframe glasses. Initially channelling retro nerdiness they’ve become a fashion influencer staple over the past year, but the trend has now matured to ooze sophistication and professional glamour.

Pair gold Masunaga or DITA wire frames with a statement suit to win big business – and style kudos – in 2020 and beyond.

The Top Line

Characterised by a coloured top-rim and a transparent or wireframe under-rim, this distinctive look softens facial features whilst emphasizing a statement brow. It’s set to be one of the new eyewear trends to watch for women this year and comes in an array of colour combinations from some of the most sought-after brands on the planet.

We’d recommend trying a classic pair of Moscots with either a bold top line or graded-to-clear frame for a timeless yet effortlessly cool style.

At OPTIX Opticians we’re constantly drawing inspiration from the world around us to unearth the latest and greatest styles for our discerning customers and we’re proud to stock one of the most extensive collections of designer glasses in London – we’re excited to see what 2020 will bring!

So, if you feel like mixing things up in the new year – or new decade even – why not swing by the practice to try on the hottest eyewear trends in 2020?