Wichita Wears: The Eyes Have It

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By Bonnie Bing  Photography by Aaron Patton

   It’s a new year and if you are ready for a change in your appearance, don’t stop with a new hairstyle. What about your glasses? If you’re like many people, you have one pair of prescription glasses that you wear every day regardless of where you’re going or what you’re doing. If that’s the case, you do need a change. Check out what’s new. 
      And if you’re someone with an eyeglasses wardrobe, you’ll of course want to take note of the trends for 2018.
    Loretta Nacker of Grene Vision Group says several trends will carry over from last year, but there are five that offer a fresh, new look.
    Round frames have a minimal, contemporary look ideal for daily wear for both men and women. Wooden and wood grain frames are showing up in a variety of shapes. Cat eye shaped frames are feminine. They are sophisticated but also fun, especially in bright colors.    Brow line frames, which are heavier on top with thin metal on the bottom, continue to be popular. These versatile frames work whether you’re dressed up for a night out or headed to the library to study. Color! Resist trying on only neutral colors when it comes to new frames. Shades of red, teal and purple are not only fun, but very chic. Looking to the near future Nacker predicts round, wire-rimmed glasses are going to make a big comeback.
     And let’s not forget sunglasses. They not only protect your eyes from the sun, but make a statement as an accessory. If you decide to go conservative with your daily eyewear, why not choose sunglass frames that are edgier, whether it’s a bright color, a bold shape, or some with a touch of glimmer or sparkle.  - Bonnie Bing

All models courtesy of Models & Images. All frames provided by Grene Vision Group.