Eyewear serves a dual function in both improving/protecting our vision as well as adding a sophisticated visual appeal that associated with creativity and intelligence. As you can imagine, eyewear is a lucrative industry and you’ve no doubt been tempted to pick out a beautiful pair of designer glasses.
However, choosing the ideal pair of designer glasses to suit your style, face shape and personal preferences can be tricky if you don’t have much experience shopping for them. There’s a nearly endless range of choices out there at it can be easy to become overwhelmed by all the equally amazing options.
Let’s take a look at some tips to help you narrow down your choice for that perfect set of designer glasses.
Get an up-to-date prescription
Before you rush out to go buy your new pair of amazing designer glasses, you need to make sure that you have a current and accurate prescription from your optometrist. This will ensure that you get a pair of specs that are not only aesthetically pleasing but are the perfect visual aid that truly overcomes your visual impairment as much as possible.
Choose a style that suits your face shape
The most important thing to consider when shopping for designer glasses is that there are several different styles you can choose from. Each of these styles will frame your face differently and some designs may be more flattering to you than others.
For example, if you have a very round shaped face then it is best to go with pair that is wider at the bottom than at the top. This will help to elongate your face so that it appears straighter when you’re wearing your designer glasses.
In the reverse, someone with an elongated face can benefit from rounded specs that bring some softness to the angularity of their features. It’s all about compensating for your natural face shape.
If you are unsure of what style of spectacles suits your face type, talk to your optometrist. They will be able to recommend a few different styles you can try.
Choose a colour that expresses your personality
The next step when shopping for designer glasses is to decide on a colour you want. Depending on how you’re going to use your new pair of specs you may have more or less freedom in this department.
If you’re a busy office worker who needs to maintain an air of professionalism, especially if you need to meet clients, then its best to go with neutral colours that match with your attire. However, if you’re a student or work in a more creative industry, you can probably get away with a pair of specs that has a more elaborate colour scheme.
If you’re going with something more colourful, think about keeping it colour coordinated with your outfits. However, a splash of random colour in your spectacles can actually contrast very well against almost any kind of outfit.
Choose a colour that matches your skin tone
While we all know that face shape has an important role to play in choosing the perfect pair of designer glasses, so does the tone of your skin. Skin tone can actually be more important than hair colour and eye colour when it comes to the suitability of your new pair of specs.
Warm skin tones should stay away from pastels and other contrasting colours. Black or white frames are also not very flattering on this skin tone. It’s best to go with light brown shades, beige, olive green, gold or honey.
Cooler skin tones should avoid picking frames that have colours that wash out their complexion. It’s best to go with black, purple, blue, silver or grey frames that compliment your natural shade.