5 Glasses Trends That’ll Take You into 2020 and Beyond

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Glasses have been cool for quite some time. But we've been rocking the same thick black frames since they came onto the scene in the '90s. Needless to say they could use a little updating. Whether you're new to the whole four-eyes thing or are just looking for a refresh, these five eyewear trends are a good place to start.

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1. Transparent

These clear frames have been a fashion blogger favorite since last year, and they’re not going anywhere. From crystal clear to tinted hues, they match with everything in your wardrobe (no coordination needed).

Get the look: Warby Parker ($95); Prada ($320); Tom Ford ($360)

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2. Aviators

It’s like Top Gun, but with top-notch visibility (all in one sleek frame).

Get the look: Ray-Ban ($168); Michael Kors ($170); Gucci ($420)

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3. Metal Wire

Harry Potter, but make it fashion. Yes, these round, wire-rimmed glasses are extra nerdy, but that’s the whole point. Lean into it with a trendy power suit.

Get the look: The Book Club ($30); Quay Australia ($60); Bvlgari ($370)

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4. Topline

It’s like our everyday optics and our favorite pair of sunglasses had a baby! Because of the lack of a distinct bottom edge, these guys add softness to prominent facial features. (Looking at you, schnoz.)

Get the look: Urban Outfitters ($16); Warby Parker ($145); Tom Ford ($415)

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5. '70s Inspired

If you love to follow trends (or want everyone in your life to think you do), this style is a must-have. True, they’re a little hipster, but they’re easy for anyone to pull off. Think of them as your favorite oversize sunnies, but made for the indoors.

Get the look: The Book Club ($40); Tom Ford ($184); Gucci ($375)

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