Our eyewear predictions for 2022


Planning a trip or just looking to mix up your eyewear wardrobe? The new styles for 2022 are hitting the runways with looks that perfectly transition from work to play, and everything in between.

Eyewear fashionistas can expect to see the continued influence of vintage looks that dominated the 2021 fashion season. Oversized eyewear, aviators, and mod designs are just some of the popular looks making an appearance in the 2022 fashion frames line-up.

Other popular trends include fine details that add personality and styling to frames. Fashion-forward designers are also exploring various materials and colors including wooden frames, clear frames, and bold embellishments.

Watch for eyewear that not only makes you look great but also gives to a worthy cause. Many eyewear companies support charitable initiatives, like providing eyewear to save the rainforest.

Before you choose your new frame, let’s look at some of the most popular eyewear designs for the new year.

Vintage frames

Designers have once again looked to the past when coming up with new eyewear looks in 2022. Among the most popular styles are vintage-inspired pieces such as cat-eye frames. Popular with style icons like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and more recently Jennifer Lopez, this classic design remains as popular today as it did in the 1950s.

The Success SS384 presents a new twist on the cat eye with a finely crafted metal frame that is lightweight and flexible. The burgundy coloring gives a rich old Hollywood feel on a modern frame. This model is also available in classic black for wearers who want a frame that easily goes from day to night.

For those of you looking for a designer vibe, the Dolce and Gabbana DG3316 offers the traditional cat-eye feel, paired with a stunning Havana/Gold colored frame. While these Calvin Klein glasses – CK7395 are also a great option, with a neutral brown hue and subtly mottled arms.

Oval frames

For wearers looking for a piece that flatters any face shape, oval is the way to go. This popular shape has been spotted on Hollywood royalty including Gigi Hadid and Olivia Wilde.

For people who like trendy sunglasses, we recommended the Rio Ray Naples which offers a classic look and exceptional sun protection. The oval shape provides extra coverage on the face protecting both your eyes and your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

For those who like to get outdoors, the Rio Ray Surfside is a great option with its bold white frame paired with a stunning blue mirror. This piece makes a strong fashion statement while providing wearers with the flexibility and sporty styling for hitting the great outdoors.

Oversized frames

There is nothing like channeling your inner diva in a pair of oversized sunglasses. One of the most popular eyewear looks, oversized frames have been a staple for women and men all over the nation.

One of the most popular frames by famed eyewear designer Ray-Ban was named for the stylish First Lady. The Jackie Ohh is quintessential Hollywood glam. Offering classic styling and great protection against the sun’s UV rays, this frame is a fabulous addition to your eyewear wardrobe.

For a slightly different take on oversized eyewear, try the RayBan Cats. This piece blends oversized styling with the forever fashionable cat-eye. A great choice for people who like to enjoy their privacy while being able to watch the world go by.


For more than 80 years, aviators have been a classic, go-to choice for the masses. First worn by fighter pilots in the 1930s, the aviator quickly took on the status of fashion icon after celebrities and politicians began to embrace this bold and unique look.

General Douglas MacArthur was the first well-known celebrity to wear aviators. This trend continues today with the likes of Tom Cruise, Leonard DiCaprio, and countless other celebrities.

The RayBan Aviator offers gold metal styling, paired with its trademark green lenses. Lightweight and durable, this is a model that will be a part of your eyewear collection for many years.

Rectangular frames

A popular choice for men looking for a more traditional, studious look, rectangular frames represent stability and durability, which our customers have found work great as ready readers specifically.

The Nike 4283 in the color walnut is an ideal option if you want to go for this style. Our other Nike eyeglass frames also offer rectangular shapes in similar hues.

Where to buy glasses online

Specs For Vets offer a huge selection of prescription eyewear and sunglasses from designers and more budget eyewear brands that you’ll love, from Calvin Klein glasses frames, to Prada, charitable brands like Stand Up 2 Cancer, and more.

Be one of the first to check out all the 2022 glasses trends on our website and use our virtual try-on tool for a chance to try before you buy too. Don’t forget to use the promo code FRAMES25 or SUN25 for sunglasses at checkout to enjoy 25% off when you buy glasses online!

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