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4 Eyeglasses Styles to Elevate Your Fashion Game

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Gone are the days when spectacles were merely corrective necessities. Today, they have transcended their utilitarian purpose to become coveted fashion accessories. Thanks to luxury labels like Miu Miu spotlighting optical frames in runway shows and stylish It girls like Reneé Rapp and Doja Cat, who have been photographed sporting specs, glasses are now considered a fun styling piece. From bold frames to sophisticated designs, eyeglasses offer a myriad of options to elevate your fashion game and make a statement with every outfit. If you’re new to using glasses for both function and fashion, here are the best styles and silhouettes to incorporate into your wardrobe:

Bayonetta glasses

Named after the titular heroine of a video game that was first released in 2009, Bayonetta frames have been the center of obsession for Gen Z fashionistas. Since fall 2023, the rectangular style has been inescapable, making fans out of MUNA’s Katie Gavin and supermodel Bella Hadid, to name a few. For a faithful take on the 00s staple, opt for frames like the Ray-Ban RB5169. Or, for a luxe spin, try the Versace VE1175B, which features gold detailing on the frame. Pair your Bayonetta specs with tailored blazers and a flattering denim skirt for an office-appropriate look. We recommend sticking to midi or maxi skirt lengths for more coverage and to mimic the office siren vibe. 

Aviator glasses

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Aviator sunglasses were originally designed for pilots in the early 20th century, and since then, they’ve become synonymous with cool, effortless style. So, it’s no surprise that the silhouette has stuck around and been adapted for prescription specs, too. With their teardrop-shaped lenses and sleek metal frames, aviator glasses exude a sense of adventure and rugged appeal. Aviators from Ray-Ban are the go-to for this iconic shape, specifically the New Aviator Optics. Available in three colorways suited for both men and women, the silhouette’s originator has you covered. Take style inspiration from Kendall Jenner or Johnny Depp, and wear your aviators with leather jackets and denim jeans for a casual yet polished look. 

Cat-eye glasses

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Popularized in the 1950s, this timeless shape is characterized by upswept corners for a feminine feel. Cat-eye glasses have been a style favorite by many icons, gracing the faces of Old Hollywood legends like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. To channel their vintage look, try the sultry GU2813 from Guess. Alternatively, for fashionistas who want a more contemporary vibe, you can check out the eyewear collection co-designed by Hailey Bieber for Vogue Eyewear. The collection includes a pointed cat-eye frame in polished acetate. Whichever frame you choose, pair it with a bold red lip and a slick ponytail to embrace your inner flirty feminine spirit. 

Tortoiseshell glasses

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If you’re a fan of the preppy Ivy League aesthetic, tortoiseshell glasses are a must-have wardrobe staple. Known for their distinctive mottled pattern resembling the shell of a tortoise, glasses with this pattern add warmth and depth to any complexion. For a pair that can be worn with pretty much anything, go for the Ray-Ban RB7075, which is reminiscent of glasses seen on fashion influencer and YouTuber Emma Chamberlain. Elevate your everyday look by wearing tortoiseshell glasses with neutral-toned outfits for a sophisticated aura.  

With a plethora of eyeglasses styles available, there’s never been a better time to elevate your fashion game with spectacles. Whether you prefer the bookish look of Bayonetta glasses, the adventurous spirit of aviators, the retro charm of cat-eye frames, or the timelessness of tortoiseshell glasses, there’s a shape to suit every personality and preference. 



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