Do you buy it because you love it?
Or do you keep trying until you “ find YOUR fit”?
Buying glasses for those who need them is a challenge.
In fifty years of marriage, I have shopped with my husband by his request only to select new glasses!
Now I have not only accompanied him, but I have helped hundreds of our customers choose the best frame for them, and the learning continues.
But certain things that I have learned matter, and I want to share them in the hope that your next pair of glasses will be the best.
It has become fashionable again to wear oversized frames.
Think about the sixties; even more think disco!
Sometimes, if the frames themselves are nicely designed and sport great proportions, this can be a fun approach. Sometimes the glasses may have a life of their own and are not at all a match to their owner in proportion.
First of all, the eyes are the window to our souls, and eyewear that surrounds them can enhance not only how you look but also how people engage you.
The most straightforward test for glasses is to determine if your eyes are “ centered” to the frame.
That allows others to “see” you without being distracted.
Next, does this nicely balanced frame surround your eyes softly or more assertively?
If you ever try the same frame on in several colors, you will be amazed at how different they look from light to dark and warm to cool!
Transparent frames are almost always gentle and forgiving.
If you are someone who views eyewear as an extension of an overall gentle approach to fashion, this is a great way to begin selecting.
Transparent natural gray greens and blues are both fun AND fashionable but also neutral. These colors are lovely on skin tones that are light and more pink than yellow.
For deeper skin tones, transparent olives and charcoals are stunning without being too harsh or assertive, and they are a lovely alternative to black.
When choosing opaque frames in saturated colors such as navy, red, and black, the fit is even more critical.
Intense color can be a fabulous way to make glasses an asset and an accessory but fit matters even more, and having your eyes in the center of the frame is even more critical.
Think journalists who wish to convey knowledge and thoughtful leadership, and you have great examples of how glasses that assert authority can be both useful and great looking.