Many people overlook one of their most stylish accessories – their eyewear. Eyewear can provide you with an excellent way to express yourself and make a statement about your personality. You can select a number of looks for business, casual and even evening wear so you can match the look of your glasses to your outfit. When the latest trends arrive at your local eye wear store it is time to head out and try on some new frames for size. Here is the eye wear Ottawa will be wearing for 2014:

Clear Frames

Crystal clear frames seem to be the number one look for spring, but will do well throughout the year. The beauty of crystal frames is you can use them to help limit the appearance of your glasses or opt for transparent frames in a number of colours. You can also find interesting combinations pairing tortoise shell and clear bottoms, black browlines with crystal bottoms, and fashionable colours with clear bottoms. The choices offer endless possibilities to flaunt this crystal clear trend. You will also find crystal clear frames paired with solid arms.

Cat Eyes

This retro frame made a big come back in 2013 and continues to be a favourite for many. You can look for them in more subtle shades or in heavy blacks and bright colours for impact.

Chunky and Bold

This trend leans toward the classic “nerd” glasses and is quite attractive especially in the ever popular tortoise shell frame.

Oversized Circles

You can have a little fun with oversized circular frames to add a little whimsy to your regular look.


Metal is making an appearance in a number of ways. First it is popular in a light weight matte finish. It is also being used for arms paired with dark black frames in a high polish especially in silver.

Pop Art

If you want to make a statement pop art frames in unusual patterns and playful colours are the way to go for 2014.

Quiet Pastels

Pastels are pretty especially for the spring and summer months. They offer a softer look that is more fresh and subtle.

Elegant Browlines

Some frames are adding more flair across the browline using elegant details as well as more fun patterns such as jungle prints.

With old and new trends emerging in 2014, it promises to be a memorable year for eyewear in Ottawa so don’t miss out on the opportunity to rock new frames.