10 Eyeglasses Trends (and Where to Buy Them in Milwaukee)

See and be seen in these chic new styles.

All photos by Aliza Baran

Trend: Bold Red
These bright specs look especially vibrant against dark skin tones. Gucci GG00420A, red 55, $289, Wisconsin Vision.

Trend: Gold Details
Stainless steel detailing takes these tortoiseshell stunners to the next level. Mona, marzipan tortoise, $95; Warby Parker.

Trend: Retro Minimalism
This lightweight pair offers both a comfortable and luxurious feel. Modo 4509, crystal silver 48, $249; Wisconsin Vision.

Trend: Colorful Transparency
Adding a splash of color to the clear frames trend, these glasses are best suited to a wider face. Durand, deep sea blue fade, $95; Warby Parker.

Trend: Versatile Neutrals

Made out of paper-thin acetate, these sleek and sophisticated frames are still incredibly resilient. Modo 4060, beige 50, $249; Wisconsin Vision. On model.



Trend: Vintage Cat Eye

This retro style still conveys plenty of sass and sexiness. Tom Ford 5456, dark Havana, $425, Specs Appeal.

Trend: Two-toned

Choose your own colors for these customizable frames, handmade in Germany and worth the three- to four-week wait. Schnuchel 4159, 4272, $399; Specs Appeal.

Trend: Black Rimmed

This modern take on the cat eye looks contemporary and classic at the same time. Prada VPR 53U 50, black, $359; Wisconsin Vision.

Trend: Round

Charming and playful, these little spectacles pack a lot of personality. Plume Chatou, red, $361; Bronze Optical.

Trend: Teal

The combination of turquoise and tortoise makes these frames ultra eye-catching. Gwen Stefani GX029, green 51, $289; Wisconsin Vision.


Bronze Optical | 1568 N. Farwell Ave.

Specs Appeal | 420 W. Silver Spring Dr., Glendale

Warby Parker | 315 N. Broadway

Wisconsin Vision | 285 Market St., Brookfield

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Elisabeth Wallock is a contributing digital editor at Milwaukee Magazine. She graduated from Colorado State University and has interned at Marie Claire in New York and Urban Outfitters in London.