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Embracing Vision and Style: How to Find Your Perfect Eyeglasses

Updated: Oct 22, 2023

Eyeglasses are more than just a tool for vision correction. They have evolved into a fashion statement, an accessory that can define or accentuate your personal style. From celebrities to style influencers, eyeglasses have become integral to their fashion ensemble. If you're looking to find your eyeglasses' personal style, you're in the right place. Let's delve into the world of fashionable frames and discover how to pick the perfect eyeglasses.

Identifying Your Face Shape

The first step in finding your ideal glasses is to understand the shape of your face. The right pair of eyeglasses can balance out your facial features, creating a harmonious look. Here are the basic face shapes and the types of frames that typically suit them:

1. Round Face: Angular frames with strong lines can provide some contrast and make a round face appear slimmer.

2. Square Face: Round or oval glasses can soften the sharp angles of a square face.

3. Oval Face: Almost any style works with this balanced face shape, but be sure not to choose frames that are too large for your features.

4. Heart-Shaped Face: Frames that are wider at the bottom can balance a narrow chin, and rimless frames can also be a good fit.

While identifying your general face shape is helpful, please do not get hung up on this concept. It is merely a guideline as no one ever fits perfectly or neatly into one category. What you want to achieve here is balance and you can do that by understanding your basic underlying facial shape. Strong lines or angular features do well with some roundness to soften those lines, so look to counterbalance a square jawline with a frame that has some soft curves. The opposite would hold true for a face that has a lot of fullness or roundness. In this instance, look for frames with sharper lines or angles.

Understanding Your Personal Style

Next, consider your personal style. Are you more classic or trendy? Minimalist or extravagant? Your eyeglasses should align with your wardrobe and lifestyle. (You can check out our blog about finding your personal style here to learn more).

1. Classic: If you prefer timeless pieces, opt for traditional shapes like round or rectangular in neutral colors or metal frames.

2. Trendy: If you're always chasing the latest fashion, statement glasses can be your best bet. Think of bold shapes, colors, or patterned frames.

3. Minimalist: Choose simplistic frames if your style is more pared down. Thin metal frames or rimless designs can give you a sleek, modern look.

4. Extravagant: If you love to stand out, oversized frames, cat-eye shapes, or vibrant colors can help you make a statement.

Considering Your Lifestyle

Your lifestyle should also influence your choice of eyewear. For instance, if your job involves a lot of computer work, you might want to consider blue light-blocking glasses. If you're active and often outdoors, durable materials and UV protection are key factors.

Color Analysis

The color of your frames can make a significant difference in how your glasses look on you. Consider your skin tone, eye color, and hair color for a harmonious look.

1. Cool Complexion: If your skin has blue or pink undertones, silver, black, dark tortoise, pink, purple, or blue frames can complement your complexion.

2. Warm Complexion: If your skin has yellow or gold undertones, honey, olive green, coral, gold, or light tortoise frames can enhance your natural coloring. Want to go bold? Think jewel tones.

3. Neutral Complexion: If you have a mix of both warm and cool undertones, you're lucky—you can rock just about any color!

Comfort and Fit

Lastly, remember that comfort is as important as style. Make sure the frames you choose fit well and feel comfortable on your face. The temples shouldn't dig into the sides of your head, and the nose pieces shouldn't leave marks. You want the bridge (the part that sits on your nose) to come into contact with all sides of your nose, so look for any gaps which might indicate the bridge is too big.

You want to make sure that the frame is the same width as the widest part of your face and that the temple length is long enough to curve around the ear.

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