Whether you actually need glasses or not, you’re going to want to pick a pair up this season. Specs were all over the A/W 18 runways, and since then, buyers have seen an increase in glasses sales (MatchesFashion.com and Net-a-Porter told us so). With demand on the up, luxury brands have jumped on board, new eyewear labels have started up and people are now putting more thought into their frames of choice. Whether your vision is 20/20 and you simply want to buy into the look or you’ve been searching for cool glasses to make up for a crappy prescription, it’s time to get shopping. Besides, what better way to help distract from dark under-eye bags than a chic pair of acetate opticals?
Stylish specs can be found everywhere, from big design houses like Chloé and Dior to optics specialists like Finlay & Co. and Cutler and Gross. There are countless new names to familiarise yourself with and tonnes of styles and price ranges to choose from. We’ve taken the liberty of rounding up our favourite designer and high-street brands that offer fashionable eyewear. Plus, take some inspiration from some of the coolest glasses-wearing fashion girls out there.