I went to Costco this morning to buy new prescription reading glasses. As I looked around at the eyewear choices I noticed that most of the brands were clothing designers, such as Karen Kane, Lucky Brand, Polo, Coach, etc. It reminded me that eyeglasses make an important fashion statement so it’s important to choose glasses that make you look and feel confident, as well as balanced and attractive.
Here are 3 style tips to consider when choosing your next pair of eyeglasses. It will save you time and mistakes!
Whether you’re shopping for clothes or eyewear, I recommend the same procedure:
#1: COLOR – Select colors that complement your skin and eye color
#2: STYLE – The shape and style should balance your facial features
#3: FIT – Make sure the glasses sit comfortably
It’s important to choose glasses that are in the same color family as the clothes you wear. For example, if your coloring is soft, muted and “summery,” this transparent-colored DKNY pair will look harmonious on your face.
On the other hand, if your best colors are mustard-gold, dark orange and other “autumn” colors, you will ROCK a tortoise-shell frame (I bought the Lucky Brand glasses below).
Another consideration is the metal you choose. If your coloring is warm, a gold metal frame looks best. If your coloring is cool, choose silver frames.
Your face shape pretty much determines your frame shape. In general, I like to mimic your face shape with the frame. If you have a round or heart-shaped face, try a cat-eye, aviator or large wrap frame. Basically you want to match the size and shape of your face.
Another style consideration is the overall “personality” of the glasses. If you have a fun personality your glasses should be fun, too! Play up your sassy style with cat-eye shapes and lots of bling!
If you’re more of a quiet observer personality, choose a classic style and you’ll feel like the glasses express who you are inside and out.
Your eye care professional will guide you to find the right technical fit around your nose bridge and temples. But, more importantly, just like your clothes, your glasses should fit who you are inside and express your personality. The best judge of that is YOU.
Do you enjoy shopping for glasses, or do you end up trying on every pair in the store before you find the right pair? Do you think these shopping tips will help you pick out the perfect pair of glasses next time?