TWO COLORS, ONE FRAME

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Marcella in ClearVision’s BCBGMaxAzria uses rich acetate to create a tortoise-like pattern on the top and a translucent color on the bottom.
The newly released Style No. GW 4007, part of the GANT eyewear collection from Viva, owned by Marcolin, offers a color-contrasting, yet easy-to-wear look.
The Harmony frame within the Peace Eyewear line by i-dealoptics has a dark and solid top and patterned bottom.
Within Ogi’s Mommy and Me, Daddy and I collection, Style No. OK 308’s blue demi color in two-toned color combinations is exciting to wear and be seen in.

Color is a wonderful factor in eyewear. It’s a major element that empowers buyers to customize their eyeglasses. One of the latest trends is using two or more colors on the frame front. To take this a step further, the colors are placed adjacent to each other so one color resides on the bottom while the other is on the top.

TRANSLUCENTS
See-through, transparent color combinations that connect in the middle are very hip. This allows for an abundance of color choices while the wearer’s natural skin tone shines through. One example is from Marcolin with the oversized acetate Style No. BA00008 from the Balenciaga collection. The color choices are not overly contrasting and work beautifully for this sizeable frame. The end result is a unique combination of light and color.

Marcella in ClearVision Optical’s BCBGMaxAzria collection is another standout, particularly in the blush color. This playful frame uses rich acetate material to create a tortoise-like pattern on the top and the translucent color on the bottom. To add to the total look, the pattern throughout the temples marry the top of the frame.

SOLID MEETS TRANSLUCENT
Another facet of this popular design is to combine a solid color along with translucent colors for a more attention-grabbing look. The newly released Style No. GW 4007, part of the GANT eyewear collection from Viva, owned by Marcolin, combines a rich, dark, opaque purple gradient on the top with translucent purple gradient on the bottom. While the look is contrasting, it is easy to wear because the colors are similar.

KOOL KIDS
With so many brands available today for children of all ages, the choices are nearly endless. Ogi Eyewear recognizes the needs of children and its Ogi Kids collection offers eyewear styles that are fun and trendy, yet practical. Within the Mommy and Me, Daddy and I collection is Style No. OK 308 in two-toned color combinations, designed after its matching parent frame, Ogi Style No. 3111. The blue demi color is exciting to wear and be seen in. There is a sun clip for this frame too.

The Harmony frame within the Peace Eyewear line by i-dealoptics is ideal for teens and in-betweens. With its dark and solid top and patterned bottom, the forest color really makes a self-assured statement.

Two-tone frames are eye-catching and fun. With all the combinations and variations, the hardest job you’ll have is deciding which one(s) to recommend.

Jackie O’Keefe is a licensed optician, a writer, and lecturer in the Virginia Beach, VA, area.

WHERE TO FIND IT:

ClearVision Optical
800-645-3733 • cvoptical.com

i-dealoptics
800-758-6249 • i-dealoptics.com

Marcolin
888-MARCOLIN • marcolinusa.com

Ogi Eyewear
888-560-1060 • ogieyewear.com

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