Is it summer yet? Well, at least it’s almost spring! Our friends at Garrett Leight California Optical are thrilled to unveil their Spring/Summer 2015 Collection of opticals and sunglasses for men and women, introducing a variety of new and exciting frames, clips and colors. Needless to say, we’re already OBSESSED.  


The new styles channel the retro glamour of summer holidays spent at the beach, and this season they’re introducing a fabulous palette of the season’s hottest pastel shades like Pink Blush, Lemon, and Mint. Inspired by the idea of timeless style icons enjoying a dream-like getaway, GLCO designed several of this season’s offerings with 1950s and ‘60s luminaries such as John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe and famed photographer Richard Avedon in mind. The resulting array of classic frames and unique design elements–layered mirror lenses, collapsible frames and oversized silhouettes–offer a collection that truly conveys a vintage and effortless level of style that still feels just as relevant today.   


GLCO’s sophisticated use of materials and construction are applied to fresh styles making their debut this season: The star of the collection is Van Buren, a sleek metal frame that folds into your pocket thanks to authentic Windsor rims and flat lenses.  Alongside the Van Buren, new styles include the Coeur D’Alene, Bryn Mawr, Altair and Pinehurst, which as always, are named after historic streets in Venice, CA. The bright array of new hues are applied this season to some of GLCO’s most sought-after frames:  Van Buren M, Wilson M, Dillon and Milwood Clip. 


This season, GLCO’s uniquely-mixed color pairings, reminiscent of California’s sun, sand and casual lifestyle, offer a fresh twist on their beloved classic opticals and sunglasses, presenting a new face of retro elegance and charisma for the sunny season ahead. Talk about LOVE.


Written by Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers is the founder of TGIFguide. She uses her innate skills as a natural “connector” to serve businesses, brands and individuals in the LA area and beyond.