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How Trendy Are Your Shades?

It’s hard to keep up with the lat­est sun­glass­es trends, espe­cial­ly when it involves an acces­so­ry that needs to com­pli­ment your facial fea­tures. As a man, there is a thin line to walk between mas­cu­line and play­ful. You don’t want to come across as tak­ing your­self too seri­ous­ly, and you don’t want to risk look­ing goofy for the sake of fol­low­ing a sun­glass trend. The best way to stay fash­ion for­ward and keep your look fresh is to find a frame that fits well with your face shape and over­all vibe. It doesn’t have to be much! A sim­ple pair of shades goes a long way and paired right, can be the defin­ing piece of your style.

Here are 2016’s top frames, some old and some new:

The Avi­a­tor

The avi­a­tor shape is a clas­sic for any man with a square or oval shaped face. The style has been around since the mid 1900s and each year, proves it is here to stay. A thin met­al frame and dark lens makes the avi­a­tor a suit­able match for any out­fit, rang­ing from leisurewear to a sharp suit.

Blue Reflec­tive Lens­es

In the last few years, col­ored lens­es have popped up as the lat­est trend in sun­glass­es. In 2016, menswear reduces that col­or down to just one: blue. If you’re pow­er­ing up with the mir­rored lens, make sure the rest of your ensem­ble is sub­tle. You don’t want to intro­duce too many pat­terns and col­ors on the street. The blue mir­rored lens is best paired with whites, blacks and greys.

The Way­far­er

The way­far­er nev­er goes out of style. Its sim­ple, squared frame fits any and every face and gives the mod­ern man a chic, sophis­ti­cat­ed look in any of his out­fits. The way­far­er sports many designs and col­ors these days, but 2016 favors its sim­plest, strongest all black mat­te look.

Trans­par­ent Lens­es

Trans­par­ent lens­es made a debut in 2015 and proved their place to stay in 2016. Trans­par­ent lens­es allow you to add the lat­est sun­glass­es trend to the frame that best fits your face and over­all look. Trans­paren­cy adds a burst of play­ful­ness when tak­ing your busi­ness pro­fes­sion­al look to the street. Match the hue of the lens to your skin type and cloth­ing – blend­ing in is best with these rad shades.

What will be in your eye­wear wardrobe for 2016? Remem­ber, keep it sim­ple and for best results, always tai­lor it to your per­son­al vibe.

March 21st, 2016|Comments Off on How Trendy Are Your Shades?

About the Author:

Born in Connecticut and raised in Upstate New York , Dr. Stetson graduated Cum Laude from Colgate University in New York, and then earned an MD degree with honors at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He distinguished himself again in residency at the Albany Medical Center, where he obtained the highest percentile in the Ophthalmology Knowledge Assessment Examinations. Dr. Stetson has performed more than 50,000 refractive surgeries and has been on staff at Diamond Vision since 2004, before becoming Medical Director in 2006.


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