Autumn Trends in Eyeglasses for 2011

The leaves are still changing colors from pleasant green shades to bold yellow, spicy orange, and simmering red hues. It seems like Fall 2011 is shaping up to be a colorful season! Just like in the past, black and brown are always in style but this fall things are spicing up! Not just color-wise but with different textures, designs, and eyeglass frame materials. Even eyeglass lenses have started trending! This autumn brings new fashion forward trends that will likely continue on through winter, spring, and summer 2012. Take a look at the trends popping up this fall.

Sunglasses are still quite popular for the fall. Whether you’re playing outdoors at the local apple orchard or pumpkin patch, never leave home without your shades! This fall, opt for sunglasses in rich reds or animal print. Giraffe print is a new trend popping up in the optical world and sunglasses with giraffe print on the stems is definitely up for grabs this season! When worn with frames in the wayfarer or over-sized styles, this look is a sure-fire hit!

Just like this past-summer, color is BIG for fall! Steer away from the bland looks of dark browns and black. If you like the richness of dark frames, opt for eyeglasses with a midnight blue hue or a dark olive green tone. Orange is a big hit this autumn and it’s not just used for sweaters and scarves anymore! Big, bold, plastic frames with burnt orange hues may seem like an out-there look but it’ll flatter nearly any fall outfit. While yellow may seem like an unlikely color to wear on your face, look for frames that incorporate yellow as an undertone or as an accent color – rather than an all-over hue.

Titanium frames with Transitions or photochromic lenses are a new trend popping up! Given how sturdy titanium is as a material, it’s a favorite for men and active women. When you add in photochromic lenses that adjust as you acclimate to ultraviolet light, it’s a win-win situation! Photochromic lenses are a fantastic investment – they become darker as you become more exposed to ultraviolet light and then clear up when the UV light dissipates. This combination will keep you going strong through any season given the durability of the frame and usability of the lens. The combo of titanium and Transitions lenses is a great match up against a day at the pumpkin patch with your kids!

Another new trend in eyeglasses for fall 2011 is texture. While you won’t find high quality fuzzy frames, you will find frames with unique designs like metal etchings and wood carvings. Additionally, you’ll find prescription glasses with multiple layers of color that create a nice textured look.

This fall is shaping up to be a spicy one when it comes to prescription eye glasses! This season’s no-hold-bard attitude creates a lot of wiggle room when it comes to trying out new eyeglasses frames – so start shopping smartly and step outside of your box!