The eyewear trends of 2022 are so chic you’ll want to take your lenses off

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A new year provides an opportunity to reset and gain a fresh perspective. For some, this may sound like the typical (and dare I say difficult to implement) resolutions of hitting the gym more, reading a million books, and finally deep cleaning your apartment. If those resolutions seem daunting, a good place to start is to literally reframe your vision with the biggest eyewear trends of 2022. Whether you wear glasses 24/7 or just wear sunglasses to complete an outfit, upgrading your frames is the perfect way. to see the world a little clearer and in turn the world will see you more fashionable.

Glasses are a very personal accessory and can often create a preconceived vibe of your style and personality. It is therefore important to get the right fit. However, you don’t have to pick just one trend to try, especially since there are so many fun and affordable options out there. This is your chance to fulfill your secret dream of being able to take your sunglasses off indoors.

You don’t have to take my word for it. Warby Parker’s Director of Merchandising, Kim Nemser, spoke to STYLECASTER about the best frames and styles to be featured in 2022. According to Nemser, “Everyone should have at least one pair of statement frames.”

Nemser predicts that on-trend frames will come in the form of colorful crystal acetates, turtle prints on bold shapes, cat-eye silhouettes and oversized frames. Each of these eyewear trends exists in distinct styles; 2022 is the year to change it up and try a new one. No guarantees, but the cooler the frames you choose, the more likely you are to read the million books on your resolution list.

Read on for a breakdown of 2022 eyewear trends and find a pair that’s right for you.

Crystal frames feature soft hues and are perfect when the weather starts to warm up. Kim Nemser says, “Spring is all about renewed energy and these vibrant hues will deliver just that. The bright colors also complement the warmth we’ve seen on the SS22 catwalks, making this an easy (and fun!) choice.

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Courtesy of Warby Parker.

Weathers Rosemary Crystal

These crystal-rimmed glasses are a subtle way to add color to your everyday wardrobe. The lenses themselves are available in three different widths and four different frame colors.

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Courtesy of DIFF.

Maxwell 49mm Polarized Round Lens Sunglasses

These DIFF sunglasses provide just the right amount of shade with lightly tinted polarized lenses. Having darker lenses than frames is super eye-catching.

Think of a turtle print as a neutral that can be worn in any setting. Nemser says, “Turtle is always a classic, it’s universally flattering, versatile and never goes out of style. A bold tortoiseshell acetate is always perfect for spring. It’s neutral and easy to wear, and it can be a warmer alternative to black acetate frames.

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Courtesy of Cult Gaia.

Terra Sunglasses

I love the rectangular shape of these turtle sunglasses as it adds a fashionable element to a neutral setting. Rectangular sunglasses are also universally flattering for all face shapes.

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Courtesy of Warby Parker.

Kimball marzipan tortoiseshell eyeglasses

The thick frames on those tortoise glasses are vintage inspired and will add an element of mystery to your look.

The cat-eye frame is arguably one of the most sophisticated eyeglass silhouettes. The triangular tips will highlight your brow bone and according to Nemser, “these are the perfect way to add a fun touch to your outfit and step into the new year on a fresh foot.

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Courtesy of J.Crew.

Bungalow cat-eye sunglasses

These retro sunglasses are perfect for everyday wear because the cat eye shape is confined within the width of your eyebrows, keeping them from looking like a costume piece. If you love the turtle trend, feel free to combine the two.

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Courtesy of Anthropologie.

grab me reading glasses

If you carry a pair of reading glasses in your bag, use the space for a fun pair. these multicolored cat eye reading glasses will have you flipping through the pages in a snap.

In 2022, bigger is better applies to all fashion choices, including your frames. Nemser says, “We’re seeing bigger, thicker and bolder shapes really becoming at the forefront of eyewear trends this spring. Oversized frames can be a simple way to brighten up any outfit in a snap, they just take your look to the next level.

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Courtesy of Warby Parker.

Alston Poblano with polished gold

These frames are so big your grandpa will be jealous. The subtle golden details would look great with golden accessories.

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Courtesy of Chloe.

58mm Square Sunglasses

Chloe is the designer of oversized sunglasses. These lightweight hippie frames have been the brand’s signature style for years and will continue to be a great staple investment.

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