Eyewear Trends To Look Out For In 2023

19th January 2023

Eyewear Trends To Look Out For In 2023

We’re in a brand new year already, and 2023 is expected to be a big year for eyewear trends. The industry is always looking for the next big thing, so it’s important that fashionistas are ahead of the curve and know what’s coming up in the realm of sunglasses and glasses - what’s cool, what’s cutting edge and what’s totally last season.

So, what’s hot in eyewear for 2023? We’ve done the research so you don’t have to and we’ve got you covered with this comprehensive guide to what’s hot and what’s not. Sound good?

Here are some of the most talked-about eyewear trends to watch out for in 2023:

Bold Colours

For starters, colour is expected to be a huge trend. Statement colours are always on trend and the fashion industry expects to see an influx of bright and bold frames this year, including vibrant blues, greens, yellows, oranges, and pinks. Whether it's frames with two-toned arms or ones that have a splash of colour at the temple, they’re sure to make a statement. If you’re a fan of frames that stand out, this trend is for you.


Check out our striking Ludlow frames for some inspiration. 

Retro Vibes

A nod to classic eyewear styles of the past, retro throwback pieces have been popular for a few years now and this trend is expected to continue into 2023. These styles will feature bolder designs with statement shapes that pay homage to past decades. Think 70s aviators or iconic cat-eye frames from the 50s/60s, with bright colours or mirrored lenses. Cat-eye frames continue to be one of the most popular styles since they easily transition from daywear to evening wear. They’ve been around since the 1950s and still look as fresh today as they did back then, if not more. The great thing about retro-inspired eyewear is that it’s versatile – you can dress it up for a night out or keep it casual when you’re running errands.

Eastwick frames

Check out our retro Eastwick frames.

Athletic-Inspired Frames

Milan Fashion Week recently showcased a collection of sporty frames that were inspired by professional athletes. The trend is expected to continue into 2023 with more brands embracing the athletic look. We’re seeing wraparounds, rectangular shapes and shields that feature modern materials like lightweight titanium or carbon fibre. These sleek frames are perfect for active lifestyles while still looking stylish and on-trend. Popular brands include Nike, FILA, Oakley, and Puma, with offerings for men, women and kids.

Jumper RX Sport

Take a look at our Jumper RX Sport glasses to see what you could be wearing into 2023!

Oversized Frames

Bigger frames are back in a big way. With oversized sunglasses and glasses taking the lead in 2023, maximalist fashion is the order of the day. The trend is all about bold shapes and maximalist accents and what’s great is that you can make it as subtle or as daring as you want – choose a pair of super-sized frames for maximum impact or opt for something slightly more low-key. The oversized style lends itself particularly well to the all-time favourite tortoiseshell frame so expect to see plenty of those on the shelves. Whatever your preference, there’s sure to be a big, bold style that speaks to you.

 Libra in burgundy

Here's one of our favourites, Libra in burgundy, a frame that works well with neutral and warm colour palettes - ideal as we look towards spring and into the summer!

Minimalist Frames

If maximalist is really not your thing, worry not! Minimalism is all the rage these days too, and fortunately, that translates to eyewear too! Think thin frames, delicate detailing and barely-there designs that elevate everyday looks. We can expect to see more simple but stylish frames in shades of black, tortoiseshell, and light pink. These frames are perfect for making a statement without stealing the show.

 Oboe frames

Take a look at our Oboe frame, a sleek and simple glasses frame to help keep you on-trend this year.

Geometric Shapes

Geometric frames will also be popular in 2023 - both for glasses frames and sunglasses. Look out for square, hexagonal, and oval-shaped glasses that come in bold colours or with mirrored lenses. This trend is all about making your eyewear stand out from the crowd with unusual shapes that are eye-catching and unique, so those looking to make a fashion statement should definitely take note.

Grus frames

Our Grus frames are a great example of a modern, geometric frame. See how they look on you using our virtual mirror.

Clear Frames

Clear glasses and sunglasses are also expected to be popular in 2023. Transparent frames come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from classic aviators to modern cat eyes. Whether you’re looking for something understated or want to make a bold statement, clear frames can do it all!

Myton clear frames

Check out our Myton clear frames. These glasses make use of a sleek metal sub-frame construction with a durable clear acetate outer frame - making for a very modern and versatile frame design!

High Tech

With technology advancing at a rapid pace, it’s no surprise that eyewear trends are incorporating high-tech features too. Look out for sunglasses and glasses with built-in Bluetooth capabilities, solar-powered lenses that adjust to lighting conditions, and even augmented reality features that turn your eyewear into virtual reality goggles!

Luxury Frames

Luxe eyewear pieces are always a must, and 2023 is no exception. From luxury brands to start-ups offering handcrafted frames, expect to see an influx of crystal embellishments and intricate detailing. Gold accents and unique designs are sure to make a statement in the new year.

Ted Baker Holden frames

Our Ted Baker Holden frames are one of our most luxurious frames, from the infamous designer Ted Baker.

Eco-Friendly Eyewear

The trend of sustainability has been gaining momentum in recent years; however, it will have an even bigger impact on fashion trends this year with eco-friendly fabrics becoming the norm. This increased focus on sustainability is quickly making its way into eyewear trends as well, with eco-friendly eyewear becoming more and more popular, as people look for ways to reduce their impact on the environment. Look out for frames made from natural materials like wood or cork, or even recycled plastic.

Waterhaul Fitzroy S

Help fight to save the environment with our Waterhaul sustainable eyewear range. Find a great range of frames such as the Waterhaul Fitzroy S sunglasses, perfect for protecting your eyes and the planet!


It’s important to find eyewear that expresses your own unique personality and keeps you looking fashionable all year round. Regardless of your personal style, there are plenty of eyewear trends coming up in 2023 that you can rock. With so many options available, you’ll be sure to find the perfect eyewear to suit your needs.

So make sure you stay ahead of the curve and keep your eyes peeled for these trends when shopping for new frames this year! And remember - don’t be afraid to experiment with new styles!

Happy shopping!

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