Eyewear. When we think of accessories our mind often goes to a necklace, a scarf, earrings or a ring and nice watch. We might consider expressing our style in the choice of sunglasses, but have you ever stopped to think about your prescription eyeglasses as an accessory? You should. If you require a prescription to see, your glasses are a VERY important accessory and an easy way to express your style everyday. Glasses can be functional and stylish.
Choosing the right glasses can be difficult. Several online companies are finding creative solutions to ease that trial and error. Some companies have an online ability for you to see the glasses on your face via website magic, while other companies will physically mail you a sample set to choose from. Take your time when choosing your frames. Outside of the most important point of consideration (can your prescription work in these frames) your unique physical features and above all your personality style should hold priority in the decision process.
How can you decipher if the style is you and will be flattering? Look at you, yes look in the mirror. What do you see? Start there with all your uniqueness and the follow the steps below.
Important points to consider on your eyeglass journey:
- Frame size-does it correlate with your body scale and the scale of your physical features? Unless you are picking for personality, match the size (small, medium, large) of your physical features with the size of the frame. If you have large eyes, nose and lips it is ok to go with thicker frames. (Iris Apfel) (Nicole Kidman) If your features are delicate go with a thinner frame.
- Color of the frame-does it harmonize or work against your own coloring and is it a color that works with all my outfits? This does not mean it has to be a neutral but if you pick a red frame it needs to jive with your personality style and the colors in your clothing. It needs to reflect the same intenstiy (bright to smoky), value (light to dark) and undertone (warm or cool) you uniquely have in your features (not match but correlate)
- Top, Bottom, Whole frame-which brings balance to your face shape? Is your jaw wider than your forehead? Find frames with a top bar only. Is your face long? Wear whole frames.
- Pattern-picking a pattern in your frame can correlate with more than just personality style. Do you have freckles? Curly hair? This is another way to bring all the parts of you together into a seamless, holistic look. If you are bold, go bold. If you would like a pattern, but not one that screams, tortoise shell is universally accepted.
- Spread, thickness, depth-lastly look at where your features lie on your face. Are your eyes narrow set? A thin bridge would widen that area. Do you have a prominent nose? Find glasses with a higher bridge (only if this bothers you)
Taking all these steps to find your next pair of glasses could bring you additional peace in your end decision and will add to your personality style.
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