TREND: TWO-TONED EYEWEAR

Being stylish has never looked so smart, thanks to the resurgence of two-toned eyewear. What started out as a classic black and white (or black and clear) style has now grown to incorporate colours, prints and different finishes that all make two-toned glasses worth a second look… pun intended!

Here are some of our favourite two-toned frames (all of them available at Spectacle Eyewear in Toronto).

Photo for Phil - Claire Goldsmith LEGACY Reiley
Claire Goldsmith LEGACY Riley: $377
Photo for Phil - Claire Goldsmith LOMAX Matte Black on Jade
Claire Goldsmith LOMAX: $377

British designer Claire Goldsmith puts her spin on the two-toned trend with these fun and funky “LOMAX” frames. The matte black top is a nice contrast to the bright green colour on the bottom of the lenses, while the square-shaped frames make for a flattering fit for almost any face shape.

LA-based DITA Eyewear, meanwhile, apply the two-toned trend to both colour AND print. This pair of geek-chic “Baylor” frames feature a classic black on the top and an eye-catching tortoiseshell print on the bottom. They are definitely a more adventurous pair of specs, and best suited to people who like taking risks with their eyewear and don’t mind a little bit of extra attention!

Photo for Phil - DITA Baylor
DITA Baylor: $390
Photo for Phil - Garrett Leight Kinney
Garrett Leight: Kinney: $266

Sometimes the two-toned trend is more subtle, like in the soft green fade of these “Kinney” frames from Garrett Leight. The artsy, camo-like pattern and the clean, slim lines make these unisex frames a nice alternative to the some of the chunkier looks out there.

Similarly, these “Garrison” frames from Spectacle’s in-house line Taru & Koli, play with the finish of the acetate, mixing glossy and matte for a look that’s as sophisticated as it is on-trend.

Photo for Phil - Taru & Koli Garrison Matte & Polished
Taru & Koli Garrison: $410