Photographed by Stephen Mark Sullivan

PUCCI 5039 from Marcolin

Patterns often strike fear in the hearts of the fashion timid. Considered too loud, too busy or too distracting, a patterned frame may seem like a tough sell, but if designed with care, it can be striking and unique. A pattern on the temples brings whimsy to an otherwise serious frame, while a subtle overall pattern creates a beautiful texture that doesn’t overwhelm the wearer. Choices range from bold stripes and animal prints to much quieter blends of neutral tones like black and white or shades of brown. Solids are a solid choice but a pattern is a truly personal selection. 

–Iris Johnson