Eyewear trends: Autumn/Winter 2021 and 2022

Put your personality, style, and vibe front and centre. Glasses are one of the most expressive things you can wear, and if staying on top of the latest trends is a priority, you’ve come to the right place.  

We’ve pulled together the latest eyewear trends for 2021 and given you a sneak peek of the styles you’ll see everywhere in 2022.

Explore glasses trends inspired by the FW21/22 catwalk, get ahead of the curve, and find frames that you can’t wait to welcome into your wardrobe. 

Hip to be square 

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Squares are everywhere this season – from tartan prints to modern graphics, it’s hip to rock them head to toe.  

Indulge in a little vintage with retro plastic frames in square and rectangular shapes. Slip into a studious, what’s-the-scoop, 1950s newsroom state of mind and go bold with boxy silhouettes.  

Ray-Ban Nomad Wayfarer 

Clearly Basics Mahone 

Ray-Ban RX0880 

Derek Cardigan Caelum 

Metallics for life on mars  

trends FW 2021 2022

We’re living in the second wave of the space age, and if Mars is on your bucket list then you better dress accordingly. So, ask yourself – what does one wear on an intergalactic journey? 

Metallics are in – from flashy outerwear to spacesuit-level statement pieces, take inspo from the stars and shine. Bring brightness into your everyday with metallic frames

Clearly Basics Atlin 

Main and Central Wexford 

Ray-Ban RX6455 

Eco-friendly frames (that have seen a few things of their own) 

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Shopping with a conscience is a trend with a soul. We’re all about looking for ways to make a difference (see what we did there?). Wear your smart choices on your face with Reincarnate.  

These glasses could tell you a few stories of their own – each pair of frames is made from 5 recycled plastic bottles that have been saved from the landfill. And it’s not just about feeling good – sustainability is stylish. See for yourself.  

Reincarnate Owl 

Reincarnate Curlew 

Reincarnate Pitta 

Minimalism in uniform 

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This season, minimalism meets street-style. Think uniform: industrial, streamlined lines – we’re talking excessive pockets, boxy silhouettes, and unapologetic monochromatic magic. Say that three times fast.  

Bring your eyewear on board and look for understated, timeless styles. We’re loving versatile yet distinct thin acetate or metal frames in bold shapes. 

Ray-Ban Round Metal 

Clearly Basics Emily Harbour 

Tory Burch TY1067 

Get lost in the details 

FW 2021 2022 Trends

Fashion thrives on contradiction – rebel against minimalism and find ways to incorporate excess into every corner of your ensemble. Let’s make this complicated – create a perfect storm of prints, glitter, patchwork, you-name-it.  

Invite your glasses to the party. Look for styles with detailing on the frame, temples, or nose bridge for added intrigue.  

Kam Dhillon Leila 


Coach HC6172 

Michael Kors Belize 

A berry delicious colour story 

FW 2021 2022 trends

This season, it’s all about bold, juicy tones that look good enough to eat. Rich red, abundant blue, roaring purple, luscious lavender – be as adventurous as you dare and gorge yourself on gem tones.  

Indulge in fearless purple, blue, or red glasses frames that give your day a statement-making thrill, or blend them effortlessly into your thoughtful ensemble.  

Clearly Basics Saint Barbe 

Derek Cardigan Rumba 

Derek Cardigan Becrux 

Vogue VO5285 

Main and Central Grandview 

Michael Kors Quintana 

Ready to take these eyewear trends and make them your own? Explore how to buy glasses online, check out our selection of designer brands, and share your #SeeClearly styling tips with us on social.  

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