You may have heard the phrase, “Boys don’t make passes at girl’s who wear glasses.” That may have been true in the 1950’s, but that phrase is no longer true when the hottest celebrities around are wearing glasses, even if they are the “fake glasses” that contain non-prescriptive clear lenses. You too can elevate your style by making the most of your glasses, whether you are required to wear them all the time or only for reading or when you want to wear “fake glasses” to fit in with a hipster crowd. Here are some tips to take this seemingly “nerdy” accessory and make it yet another way to tell your signature style story:
Color. There are so many varieties of colors and styles today that you would be crazy not to venture away from basic black. You can go metallic with a silver or gold frame. You can go classic chic with a gray or brown. However, the way to really make the best of you eyeglasses is to get them in a color that will really make your eyes pop. For example, if you have hazel eyes, some purple frames will really make the green in your eyes stand out. If you are unsure of which colors will make your eyes stand out, take a hint from eye shadow palettes. They design eye shadow palettes around eye color and if you follow that guidance your eyes will surely sparkle through your lenses.
Pattern. Yes, they make leopard print eyeglass frames and almost anything you can image. Go browse some eyeglass stores online and offline to get a sense of the variety out there. A classic pattern for glasses is tortoise shell. There is nothing wrong with that option, but you should attempt to up the style quotient by at least getting the tortoise shell frames in an unusual shape.
Shape. The shape of eyeglasses is a whole study all by itself. Depending on your face shape, there are eyeglass shapes that will look better on your face. You don’t want to purchase a pair of glasses that makes your face look fatter. Five minutes of internet research can help you determine your face shape. Are you an oval, heart, diamond, square, round, or triangle? An additional 5 minutes of online research will help you determine which pair of frames best match your face shape.
Eyeglass accessories. The eyeglass accessory is the eyeglass case. This often overlooked item is important because you also want to look chic when you are pulling your glasses out of your purse. You can have it in a bright neon color or emblazoned with a designer’s logo or go diva with one covered in Swarovski crystals. You might be thinking, “Who cares about my eyeglass case? I’m a busy mom and my child’s sandwich keeper works just fine as an eyeglass case.” That is a big no-no. It is ingenious in that it will keep your eyeglasses from getting smashed and soggy, but it is not chic. Splurge a little and get an eyeglass case that will make you smile every time you pull it out and watch all the compliments you start collecting as a result of your unique eyeglass case.
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