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Korean-style glasses: Ride the Hallyu wave

The Hallyu wave — the global showcase of Korean culture — continues to inspire the fashion industry and impact eyewear styles and trends.

Korean-style glasses are known for their minimalist, yet modern design and practical elegance which has soared in popularity. Varying from round frames to bolder geometric styles, these timeless glasses are usually a mix of metal and acetate materials and are suitable for everyone.

What is Korean glasses style?

Fitting with almost every style, the Korean-style glasses originate from the streets of Seoul, where the sophisticated designs elevate every pairing outfit.

The design focuses on an androgynous style of simplicity, with a strong attention to detail. Imagine wearing delicate, gold-rimmed glasses with a crisp ironed shirt — perfect for adding a flare of grace.

From Korean beauty regimes to Korean food, and K-drama to K-pop, Korean-style glasses are the next trend grabbing all the attention.

Classic and round

An essential addition to any eyewear collection, classic round glasses in thin, silver metals are the perfect way to embrace the Korean style.

These Specsavers Watson frames are made from thin metal with vintage-style etched detailing on the sides to add a further dimension.

Picture yourself wearing these in tailored trousers and a matching blazer, to elevate your office attire and even pair with your favourite silver jewellery to ensure the glasses pop.

If you wear more gold jewellery, then don’t panic! The Specsavers Hurston in rose gold has the traditional round Korean glasses shape with acetate plastic tips in a printed pattern.

Grab your favourite necklace and earrings, and match your frames with accents of rose gold in your outfit — lean into the minimalist look to be cohesive.

Bold geometric shapes

Are you looking to wear Korean-style glasses but be more daring with your choice?

These Specsavers Zuriel frames are wire-rimmed geometric glasses with a satin dark-blue front and temples. An intriguing silhouette in an eye-catching blue — you can’t go wrong.

Style with your favourite black or brown winter coat, and knitted scarf to enhance your winter 2023 wardrobe.

Quirky and bright

If you’re looking to grab attention and steal the spotlight, these Specsavers Noelia glasses in emerald and jade green will do the trick.

Pared-back and elegant, these round Korean-style specs are crafted from slim metal that’s covered with two-tone painted enamel for that modern twist.

Pair with an all-black outfit for timeless style with your glasses as the focal point.

New and stylish

Slightly step away from traditional, and adopt the metallic design in a modern way.

These statement glasses by Vivienne Westwood have a pilot style structure, with a deep, square semi-rimless front and double bridge. The rose-gold metal echoes the elegance of Korean style but has the punk nature of Westwood that is included across her iconic brand.

Reach for a grey or pinstripe waistcoat or oversized shirt and your favourite light-wash denim jeans, to add an edge to an everyday outfit.

Acetate specs

Have fun with your Korean-style specs and embrace the use of acetate to add a pattern to classic designs.

For instance, these HUGO frames. The glossy, multi-layered acetate plastic in tortoiseshell print is the ideal accompaniment to a double denim moment.

Grab your favourite denim jacket with matching jeans or skirt for the ultimate, low-maintenance look — a style that’s easy to imitate.

Or stick to simple with a crystal see-through frame from Marc Jacobs. These glasses are made with everyone in mind, as their round eye shape is constructed from clear acetate in a complementary design.

With a nod to the Korean style, your outfit options are endless with these frames and are suitable for events from day to night. The choice is yours!

Korean-style sunglasses

Heading into the sunshine and want to know how to perfect the Korean style?

You can’t go wrong with these Kylie Minogue sunnies. The black and gold metal design has a geometric shape that is just the right level of oversized, which oozes coolness and sophistication.

Take the whole outfit up a notch by pairing it with a plain white t-shirt and the trending trainer of the season, to complete your nonchalant streetwear look.

More Korean-style glasses to choose from

Still searching for the right pair for you? Browse our full glasses collection here for a wider range of Korean-style glasses and sunglasses. You can even use our Virtual Try-On Guide to see if your favourite pair of specs are right for you. And for more fashion and trend inspiration, don’t forget to take a look at our LoveGlasses blog.