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Snap Chic

3 must-know, millennial-approved, social-media-ready specs style trends

MILLENNIAL FRAME FASHION

Snap Chic

3 must-know, millennial-approved, social-media-ready specs style trends

PHOTOGRAPHED BY DAVID DOUGLAS WORDS + STYLING BY AMY SPIEZIO

It isn’t easy staying unique (and true to your own style) when your every step is followed by fashion bloggers, social media maestros, and a newsroom full of statisticians and reporters all doggedly reporting on your fashion choices, your job opportunities, and your future purchasing power.

But the millennial generation, with its native tech savvy, manages to do just that.

Get the lowdown on the three key specs + style trends that appeal to Gen Y right here, right now.

(Top to bottom) Calvin Klein CK5913 from Marchon is a thoroughly modern cat shape in raspberry. Luxottica’s Ray-Ban Liteforce RB 7069 is a lightened-up take on a panto look in featherweight acetate. The Nomad 2345N in chartreuse and black from Morel channels a youthful, global attitude. Red Raven RR Castle Peak in lilac from ClearVision has a pretty cupcake shape. Converse B019 in turquoise crystal from REM Eyewear is all ’40s actress meets the 21st century.

TIME TRAVEL.

Cherry-picking historic styles updated in modern hues and materials, millennials time travel through fashion.

(Top to bottom) Flyer from SPY Optic is an attitude-meets-performance wrap with a Happy Lens for an improved outlook. McQ style MQ00228 from Kering is a double-bar acetate aviator with a transparent frame front in misty gray-green. KLiiK Denmark style 657 from Westgroupe is a rectangle with a fine wire mesh look sculpted into crystal acetate. The lightweight Carrera style 115/S from Safilo in matte black has a nearly flat front with an architectural brow bar.

TECHNO.

This digital generation craves tech connections—and they expect their specs to have a touch of techno-cool.

(Clockwise from top left) The Bon Vivant NADIA from Ogi Eyewear carves extra style into its Rx frame front with a sweeping brow line. Sperry’s polarized sunglass Sea Cliff from L’Amy America boasts head-turning mirrors and cross-hatched-texture temples. Kenneth Cole KC0250 from Marcolin is a rectangle with a wood-grain-textured frame front. Red Bull Racing RBRE121-006 from MAD Vision features a diamond-plate brow line, contemporary double-bar bridge, and bright blue temples.

TEXTURES.

Mixing, matching, and playing with texture is a Gen Y trademark.