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Spring step

OT ’s pick of the frames putting spring designs in the spotlight

Female model
Pala Eyewear

The days are getting longer and there’s a hint of spring in the air. Time to refresh your eyewear wardrobe with pretty pastels.

In bloom

Feb 31st frames
Feb 31st

Feb31st offers soft curves in beautifully feminine colours. The gentle blossom pinks and pastels epitomise the season and are gentle, unassuming and infinitely wearable.

Feb31st, ‘Ara.’

Mellow yellow

Male model
Pala Eyewear

The ‘Thoko’ by Pala offers relaxed lines and rounded angles for easy wear throughout the seasons. This frame comes in a transparent mellow yellow acetate with a G-15 green lens.

Pala, ‘Thoko.’

Clever combo

Gotti frames

The ‘Luini’ by Götti Switzerland has delicate lines that whisper elegance. The unexpected combination of lilac and gold make for a stunning piece of eyewear.

Gotti, ‘Luini.’

Lizzy's style notes... 

Each month, OT columnist, Lizzy Yeowart, considers a dispensing scenario. This month: an 18-year-old woman embarking on a gap year.

Lizzy says...
"Bigger frames are definitely better. Be it a bold black or a barely-there translucent, it will complement every look and the wearer will turn heads wherever she goes. After all, style is a universal language."


Nina Ricci frames
De Rigo

This subtle grey translucent frame by Nina Ricci via De Rigo is the perfect neutral to match every outfit in a girl’s backpacking wardrobe.

Nina Ricci via De Rigo, ‘VNR239’ in colour 7T1. 


female model with glasses
Sunday Somewhere

The black acetate and silver metal ‘Archie’ by Sunday Somewhere is a trendsetting oversized aviator with an attention-grabbing silhouette. Available in both sun and rx.

Sunday Somewhere, ‘Archie.’