It’s that time of year when all eyes are watching Hollywood’s top talent take the stage and lead the fashion trends, right down to what they’re wearing on their famous faces. There are so many of the newest style trends to admire—beaded headbands, graduated hemlines, bold necklaces, and each year, there’s that one must-have accessory that’s being made famous right there on our screens. For 2015, it’s something everyone will notice the second they look at you: Statement Frames.
From the David Letterman show to the red carpet, celebrities are using eyewear to make a personality statement and update their look, all at once. We chatted with Michelle Lane, senior designer and stylist at ClearlyContacts.ca, to get the skinny on which frames will be must-haves for both women and men in 2015. Ready to get on trend with your eyewear?
Follow the leads of leading ladies and men when you try on frames. And take advantage of the insider tips below. They’ll give you tricks to keep in mind when you’re assessing what looks most celeb-worthy on your face.
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Glasses For The Leading Lady
Aptly named Glamour’s 2014 Woman of the Year, the ever stylish Lupita Nyong’o rang in the 2015 award season with, very possibly, the accessory moment of the Golden Globes. No stranger to the eyewear trend, Lupita opted for a pair of frames with metal and acetate materials to complement her purple gown.
Get Yours: Derek Cardigan 7040 Black – $99.00
Trend 2: Bold Wayfarer
The always trendy Jennifer Aniston chose a pair of black wayfarer specs for a bold and sophisticated look. In order to master this polished-casual look, why not choose a classic square frame in a matte black or one of the season’s dark-jewel tones?
Get Yours: Joseph Marc 4114 Black – $99.00
INSIDER TIP: The square shape flatters round and oval shaped faces.
Glasses for The Leading Man
Although these frames are clear, rarely do they go unnoticed. With Modern Family still at the top of the ratings, Ty Burrell—also the voice of Mr Peabody—is a fan favourite heading into 2015. Ty has stepped out in transparent frames for many of his recent red carpet appearances.
INSIDER TIP: For men with lighter complexions, smoky grey shades are the best option while darker complexions should look for earthy striated tones.
Benedict Cumberbatch this year opted for dark thick-rimmed glasses with temple detailing. Perfect for those open to a bold frame but not quite ready for a coloured frame. A warning to men shopping for thick-rimmed eyewear: Avoid choosing an oversized frame as the shape alongside a bold frame can overpower the face.
Get Yours: Persol 3054V 95 Black – $269.00
INSIDER TIP: When shopping for any eyewear—particularly oversized—avoid choosing a frame that is wider than your temple.
Michelle Lane’s early experience as a merchandiser in menswear fashion solidified her passion for styling and paved a path for her design career. As the principal designer and stylist for ClearlyContacts.ca, Michelle ensures that Canadians are getting fashionable and affordable eyewear. She continues to seek design inspiration at global eyewear shows around the world including Milan, Hong Kong and New York. Glasses are like shoes, you need a pair for every occasion.