Eye can spot a classic

Nothing is quite as classic as black and white and for summer 2018 this classic pairing is heating up with a geometric twist.

Stripes, polka dots, and geometric patterns are making themselves seen in fashion eyewear on frames by CALVIN KLEIN, Etnia Barcelona and FACE A FACE.

This EYEstyle is one of my top 5 trends for summer 2018. Regardless of your style or age you can look perfectly chic in black and white sunglasses. On your way to the office, at the beach, a barbecue or Le Diner en blanc, there is a pair of black and white sunglasses that will elevate any look this summer.

IMG_9945I am continuously finding stand out styles that have me doing a double take in the new collection of CALVIN KLEIN Sun.  The new creative director Raf Simons, is perfectly blending all the classics that come to mind when I think of Calvin Klein. Black and white has really always been something I associate with Calvin Klein as a brand,  dating back to my first impressions of the brand in magazine ads featuring Kate Moss, and the still unforgettable picture of Marky Mark in his tighty whities. CALVIN KLEIN is re-connecting with it’s roots, while still setting trends.

 

 

These sunglasses are the prefect example. A classic aviator style, re-imagined for the fashion forward eyewear lover. Black and white striped acetate with a solid rather than cut out bridge design make up the frame front of these CALVIN KLEIN sunglasses. Allowing the patterned frame front to shine, it is cleverly supported by thin, silver metal temples, that seamlessly tie in the silver flash mirror lenses.

 

 

 

 

Clearly CALVIN KLEIN designer Raf Simons knew he was on to something brilliant by adding black and white stripes to sunglasses, because he didn’t stop at just one pair in the collection.

IMG_0041A gorgeous gold frame in a perfectly round shape, is elevated to show stopping status with black and white striped acetate around the lenses. I have long thought that black and gold is the standout classic frame color combination, but adding white to the color combo may have changed my mind. These sunglasses cannot be celebrated without taking notice of the lighter tint pink lenses.  I’ll be wearing these sunglasses for after work patio drinks or evening summer outings, because as dusk sets in I don’t have to lose my eyecessories!

IMG_0053*I have some exciting plans to modify these lenses to make them more practical and versatile in summer light conditions, I’ll be sure to share when they had their upgrades!

Etnia Barcelona knows how to set trends in fashion eyewear, while stealing my opticians heart, crafting their frames with the finest materials and attention to detail and they have two gorgeous sunglasses styles featuring stand out black and white stripes.

The “Yaletown” is a feisty cats eye shaped pair of sunglasses. The sleek black metal frame with adjustable nose pads (perfect for those that need a little help keeping frames on their noses or to keep larger sunglasses from sitting on your cheeks), has 3 dimensional cat “ears” in black and white striped Italian Mazzucchelli acetate. MEOW!

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The “Woseley” is a round metal frame with a black trim around the lenses, a silver bridge and silver temples. What I can only describe as a unique “eyelid”, the frame features a striped black and white acetate overlay on the lens. Uniquely adding design and pattern without any alteration to the round shape and clean lines of the frame, giving it a timeless vintage look from afar, and a modern visual treat up close. The cool tones of the dark grey mineral glass lenses finish this one of a kind look.

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The bolder glam shapes by Eyewear house FACE A FACE highlight the black and white sunglass trend in a more mod way. Designed in a vintage shape made famous by Jackie O, a deeper, rectangular cats eye and  a perfect hybrid of the two, these frames are color blocked perfectly in the two most match worthy tones in your wardrobe.

 

 

A pair of black and white sunglasses with a geometric twist will without a doubt have you standing out all summer long and they will be a go to classic in your eyeglass wardrobe for years to come.

 

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