Looking for glasses can feel daunting, but it doesn’t need to be! As you consider the endless possible styles, colors and shapes, here are some tips for finding the right pair for you.
- Aesthetics: thickness of frame, color of frame and pattern of frame
There will be many choices for the overall look of your glasses, and here are some of the most popular styles this year. Plastic frames are a well-loved option, and instead of the standard black, try out the clear or white plastic frame for a current look. Or, on the opposite end of the spectrum, instead of choosing a neutral color choose a fun, bold color! Reds, pinks, purples and blues are trendy this year and bring attention to the face in good taste. The last popular plastic frame color is actually not a color but a pattern; “tortoise shell” frames keep reoccurring in trends for the professional look they lend. And if plastic frames are not for you, there is always the thin metal frames to try! Silver and gold are great go-to’s, and rose gold is perfect for those that want to participate in trends in a subtle way.
- Face shape: shape of glasses and size of frame
While checking out potential styles, make sure to keep in mind your face shape and the shape and size of the glasses. A great rule-of-thumb for finding a frame shape that suits you is to keep in mind balance. For example, balance out rounded facial features by choosing a glasses shape with more straight lines and points. If you have sharp features like sharp cheekbones, try out rounded frames. If you have a square-shaped face, look for pointed frames such as “cat eye” frames to create horizontal visual interest. By pairing your face shape with an “opposite” style of frames, you create balance instead of over-exaggerating the features you have.
- Personal style: professional, fun, or trendy
Lastly, don’t forget to take into consideration your personal style! This is so easy to forget when we get lost in what’s trending. But view your options without forgetting what your current personal style is, so that your new accessory will always go well with what you usually wear. And if you are past school age, or these glasses are to be worn during work, then make sure that the style suits the image you want to project in the workplace.
As always, these are just tips and the decision is really up to you. We hope we helped you see the possibilities!