When it comes to looking stylish, we all know that we need to update our look to remain on-trend. Yet all too often, when it comes to our eyeglasses, we stick with our favorite pair and wear them with every outfit, often for years. They’re an indispensable accessory, just as important as our jewelry, our purse, or a scarf, so they shouldn’t look boring or dated.
When they finally break, your prescription changes or you want to enhance your look with a new pair, follow the guidelines below to ensure you pick a style that’s right for you and reflects the look you want to create.
The most important factor when choosing the shape of your eyewear is the shape of your face. If your face is round, or heart-shaped, you’ll suit more rectangular glasses, whereas if you have sharp or strong features, you’ll be able to wear round frames more easily.
Another important consideration, often overlooked, is how the glasses will sit on the bridge of your nose. Depending on where your nose ‘starts’ – between your eyes or a little lower, you may want to look for so-called low-bridge glasses which will sit comfortably and be more flattering.
It’s strange but true that many frames tend to come in one size only. If you see a perfect style, only to try them on and realize they’re either too small for your face, or they’ll be too large and heavy, move on to another option. It’s not only important for the look of the frames, but also for your comfort and the way the corrective lenses align with your eyes.
Just as we wouldn’t wear the same pair of shoes for a walk in nature and a gala dinner, think about having a range of different colored frames and lenses to suit your mood and the occasion. For example, a working pair with black or tortoiseshell frames when you want to look serious and professional, and a bright or multi-colored fun pair for when you want to express your quirkier side.
To add an unexpected splash of color to classic black or tortoiseshell frames, why not slip on some colored ear grips in a color to match your outfit? They’ll not only increase your comfort, but they’ll also add a subtle touch of originality.
Finally, think about the effect that the various lens options could have on the appearance of your eyeglasses. Will you be using them primarily inside or should they perform a dual function? For example, when you’re sitting on a restaurant terrace and you need to read a menu, do you want to use the same glasses that you use to work at a computer for hours? Or do you need them to work as sunglasses as well? If yes, do you want them to be clear, fully tinted, progressively tinted, or photochromic? And what color lens will work best with the frames?
To sum up, your glasses should express your style and fashion flair. Have fun and use them to change up your look and enhance your image!