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The Ultimate Guide to Picking Stylish Eyeglasses

Diving into the world of fashion eyewear can be both exciting and daunting. The right pair not only corrects your vision but also serves as a reflection of your personal style and, if chosen well, boosts your confidence. Whether you’re navigating the selection for the first time or looking to refresh your look, our guide brims with stylish eyeglasses selection tips to help you make a choice that’s both informed and reflective of your unique taste.

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Understanding Your Face Shape

The first step in selecting stylish eyeglasses is understanding your face shape. Eyeglasses can accentuate your best features, and choosing the right shape is crucial. Here’s a quick guide:

  • Oval Face: Almost any frame style works. Square or rectangular frames can add contrast to your soft facial curves.
  • Round Face: Choose angular and square frames to add definition to your face.
  • Square Face: Round or oval frames will help soften your angular features.
  • Heart Face: Aviator or rimless styles can be particularly flattering.
  • Diamond Face: Cat-eye frames or glasses with detailed brow lines can highlight your cheekbones.

Considering Your Skin Tone, Hair Colour, and Eye Colour

Your skin tone, hair colour, and eye colour can greatly influence how your eyeglasses look on you. For warm skin tones, frames in shades of brown, gold, or honey can be flattering. If you have a cool skin tone, consider frames in black, silver, or blue. Selecting frame colours that contrast yet complement your natural colours can make your stylish eyeglasses pop.

Frame Styles and Trends

When it comes to frame styles, there’s a wealth of options. From classic to modern, vintage to bold, selecting a frame that reflects your personal style while keeping up with trends is key. Don’t be afraid to experiment with new styles, but remember that classic shapes like the timeless wayfarer or round frames often pair well with various outfits and occasions.

The material of your eyeglass frames affects both the look and comfort of your glasses. Plastic and acetate frames offer vibrant colours and designs, while metals like titanium provide strength and a sleek look. Consider your lifestyle and aesthetic preferences when choosing frame material.

Lens Technology and Options

Today’s lenses come with various coatings and features, from anti-reflective coatings to blue light filtering. While these options can enhance the functionality of your glasses, remember that the lens shape and thickness can also impact the overall style of your eyeglasses. Let your Optometrist guide you on what lenses will best suit you and if they will work in the the style of frame you have chosen.

Style, Fit and Comfort

A stylish pair of glasses should also be comfortable. Ensure that your glasses fit well without pinching the bridge of your nose or feeling loose on your ears. A well-fitting pair of glasses stays in place and complements your face shape beautifully. Ultimately, the most stylish eyeglasses are the ones that make you feel confident. Your eyeglasses are an extension of your personal style, so choose frames that you love and that make you feel great. Also remember that your lifestyle is a key ingredient to the type of frame you choose. A pair of specs that look great but that cannot hold up to you active lifestyle would not be the best choice.

Where to Shop

Eyewear is all about fit, feel and weight. Online shopping will never allow for you to accurately try out any of these. When choosing eyewear go for the personalized service of an in-store experience. Our professional fittings and consultations can make a significant difference in finding the perfect pair of stylish eyeglasses.

Caring for your new eyewear

Dont forget maintenance! Taking care of your eyeglasses will keep them looking stylish and new. Regular cleaning and proper storage can extend the life of your glasses, ensuring that your stylish new eyewear will remain a looking great. We are always happy for you to pop in and have your glasses adjusted and checked, ensuring you get the best care possible.

Selecting the right pair of eyeglasses can be a fun and rewarding experience. By considering your face shape, personal colouring, frame material, and style preferences, you can find a pair that not only enhances your vision but also elevates your style. Remember, the best eyeglasses are those that make you feel confident and comfortable. Book an appointment with one of our eyewear professionals to help you choose the perfect eyewear for you!