THE COOLEST SHADES – With September being the January of fashion, the new eyewear season is just getting started! As such, it is time we gave you an overview of the hottest, boldest and meanest eyewear out there. This term, almost everything is in style: from classic shapes to crazy-cool ones, there’s a time and place for ALL of them:

1. Cat Eye

No matter how crazy eyewear trends get, the classic cat eye will always be in style. This season, it comes in an oversized form at Versace and in a slightly modified version at Rochas. With wavy edges and colorful frames, the Rochas cat eyes are perfect for those who like to take risks.

2. Colorful Frames

Thick, colorful frames are one of the eyewear trends that are also IN this fall. Steal some styling tips from the catwalk and pair them with clothes in a complementary or contrasting color. Simply feel good and, most importantly, have fun! As seen at Chanel, Dries van Noten and Kate Spade.

3. Crazy-Cool Shapes

Take a walk on the wild side! The Moschino shades, for example, are wonderfully out there. For slightly less risky options, take the overly embellished and oversized shades from Dsquared2. Or the textured, thick-rimmed shades from Chanel. Either one will make you stand out in the crowd.

4. Geometric Fun

If you like the crazy-cool options above, but don’t want to commit, these geometrically shaped sunglasses will be ideal for you! They’re a bit tamer, yet equally fun. From rectangular to round or delightfully oversized, these geometric shades were all over the runways. As seen at Kenzo, Miu Miu, Roberto Cavalli or Vera Wang.

5. Oversized Glamor

Out of all the eyewear trends this seasons, these very well could be the most practical ones. Consider hiding between them after an, ahem, wild night out or when going to brunch with the girls. The best choices of the season come from 3.1 Philip Lim, Dior, Kate Spade or Valentino.

6. Transparencies

The runway tells us that transparent or ombre sunnies will be in high demand this season. Get in early on this trend and get yourself a pair. Even though it won’t hide your sight, you’ll be ranked on top of the trendy list. As seen at Fendi, Gucci, Marni and Rodarte.

What a ride! Judging by these daring eyewear trends alone, it seems that the colder season will be FUN, FUN, FUN!

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