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This Is The Glasses Trend You Weren't Expecting To See This Spring

Hint: it's not sunglasses.

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This year has already yielded a slew of drool-worthy sunglasses trends, including spectacular, OTT spectacles à la Gucci, and tinted, '00s throwback designs that would make Michelle from Destiny's Child wild with jealousy. But there is one style we never predicted to see in the spotlight: plain, simple, clear readers. In particular, oversized, bohemian, '70s-style frames that we've seen all over the blogosphere, as well as on a certain Jenner sister. Subsequently we've spied the glasses on shelves everywhere from Ray Ban to Nasty Gal. 

So there's never been a better time to channel your inner Gloria Steinem and rock this eyewear trend to the office, Coachella or even a political protest. The best part? The neutral coloring will pair perfectly with any summer ensemble, bringing even the most laid-back outfit a studious air. 

There are plenty of different styles to choose from, including perfectly round specs and cat-eye frames, but the full aviator has soared in popularity these past few weeks. Unlike the thick-rimmed geek glasses that were all the rage in 2008, this barely-there look is one that we can really get on board with, prescription or not. 

Check out 10 pairs of clear, '70s-esque readers add an element of intelligence to your spring look:
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ASOS Geeky Metal Frame Clear Glasses - $18.50
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Forever 21 Clear Aviator Readers - $8.90
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Ray Ban Aviator Optics - $200
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Pretty Little Thing Clear Aviators - $14
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Urban Outfitters Kendall Round Readers - $16
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It's Clear To See Cat-Eye Shades - $20
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Nasty Gal Make It Clear Aviator Shades - $16
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Jeepers Peppers Clear Lens Aviator in Rose Gold - $28
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Forever 21 Round Reader Glasses - $8.90
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Urban Outfitters Metal Aviator Readers - $16
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