The spring runways have once again been flooded with new and exciting styles, instigating the arrival of several new eyewear trends. Seeking inspiration from the vibrant colors, graphic styles, transparent detailing and metallic accents exhibited by top fashion designers in the spring shows, eyewear artistes have developed a vast array of frames to be worn both alone and in combination with Spring 2014 fashion trends. With excitement surrounding eyewear designs at a high and many talking about Luxottica on Twitter, now is the perfect time to investigate some of the most influential eyewear trends for Spring 2014.

1. Neon colors

Having observed Diane von Furstenberg and Oscar de la Renta showing their true electric colors on the runway this spring in a veritable blaze of neon vibrancy, eyewear designers have sought to match this growing emphasis on eccentric colors. While a pair of bold, bright frames will add a dynamic accent to any outfit, opting for a more conventional frame with colored arms will offer a more playful profile. See the newest models from Rough Justice and Escada for some dazzling examples.

2. Graphic mod styles

In line with the graphic striped, checked and polka dot hysteria that swept up the likes of Marc Jacobs and Christian Dior, eyewear designers are looking back to the sixties to come up with some truly retro styles. From cat eyes to chunky rounded frames, 60s mod appears to be the name of the game for glasses enthusiasts.

3. Clear as day

The major Spring 2014 craze for transparent layers, which had an impact on everything from bags and shoes to sheer fabrics and cutouts, has now taken the eyewear market by storm. At the forefront of integrating this transparent trend into frame design are Dolce and Gabbana and Armani, among several others.

4. Metallic magic

Burberry and Fendi were just two of the many designers to explore the metallic theme for Spring 2014. Both edgy and modern, this trend has been the main inspiration behind metallic eyewear designs by Michael Kors and Michael Stars. They can be worn as part of a top-to-toe metallic outfit or as an eye-catching accent.

Though eyewear styles may not get as much attention as other, more dominant fashion trends, designers remain determined to reflect changing styles in an exciting and pioneering way. Look for bright frames, graphic designs, transparent detailing and metallic shine in order to update your look to 2014.

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