20/20 INSIGHT: Metal has always been a staple material when designing and creating eyewear. Its durable yet lightweight texture adds a certain finesse to each frame as well as its ever expanding yet simple color palette. We’ve rounded up a few optical styles that expertly combine a metal frame accentuated with colorful yet subtle details bringing this popular material to life.

–Victoria Garcia

KLIIK 661  WestGroupe

A double rim and double brow bar define this stainless steel optical style with two-tone colorations and a matte finish on the frame front.

Pricing: $$$

(855) 455-0042

VIA SPIGA Cirilla   Zyloware

Featuring a rectangle shape and intricate recessed detailing on the temples, this full-rim optical frame elegantly combines gold and purple metal materials.

Pricing: $$$

(844) 995-6226

LIGHTEC 30137L  Morel

Targeted toward men, this lightweight rectangular frame combines translucent nylon and a stainless steel top bar for a unique yet classic style. 

Pricing: $$$$

(800) 526-8838

ESPRIT 33406  Charmant USA

This gold metal frame offers hints of bright blue along the temples and frame front for a classic and slightly angular look.

Pricing: $$

(800) 645-2121


Part of the Inspired by Bauhaus collection, this optical frame features a sleek steel design with an angular profile and hints of a pastel shade of green.

Pricing: $$$$$