Fashionable and Practical Tips for Choosing New Eyewear Frames
Glasses have evolved from a mere visual necessity to a fashionable statement and accessory. If you suffer from poor eyesight and need a pair of new glasses but you still want to display your own sense of style and personality, here are some tips that you should consider.
The rule of thumb when it comes to picking a frame for glasses is to find a shape that contrasts the shape of your face. For example, if you have a more rounded face, you should try to avoid rounded glasses. Instead, pick a more angular or squared shape for the frames. Diamond-shaped faces should try oval, cat-eyed, or rimless glasses. For a square-shaped face, try a pair of glasses that are round and narrow. If you don’t know what shape your face is, have a quick look at this guide.
If you have a cool-toned complexion, then black, silver, and grey colors are very complimentary. If you prefer a bolder look, the best colors for light skin tones are warm and contrasting colors, like red or purple. For warmer complexions, earthy greens, browns, and golds can work amazingly.
Instead, you could choose to compliment your hair color. Cool blonde hues suit glasses with pink, blue, or purple frames. Warmer blondes will look wonderful in any shade of pink or brown. If you have brown hair then stick to golds, reds, greens, or any other earthy colors. Redheads suit any shades of blue, green, or gold. If you have black hair, you should pair this color with any hues of blue, red, or purple.
If you would rather match your frames to the color of your eyes, there are many color combinations to consider. For example, those with brown eyes will suit tortoiseshell, green or golden frames. If you have blue eyes, try playing around with deep browns, slate greys, or other muted tones. This will help the blue in your eyes pop! If you have green eyes, try out some glasses with gold, pink, or purple frames.
Whatever combination of glasses you choose, make sure to pick a style that is timeless, not trendy. Glasses are often an expensive investment and therefore you want to pick a style, color, and shape that you will love forever, not just for a few months. Hopefully, this style guide has given you some useful help and inspiration when crafting the perfect pair of spectacles.