Choosing a new pair of glasses is both exciting and overwhelming. If you wear glasses every day, you’ll want to choose a pair that meshes with your style and personality and that will effortlessly match the colors and clothing you wear on a daily basis. You’ll also want to make sure that you select a color and style that works with your skin tone. But don’t get overwhelmed! We’ve broken down some simple steps you can follow to find the perfect pair of glasses for your style.
Step 1: Skin tones
To narrow down your eyewear color choices, first, identify your skin undertones. The colors that flatter your face will depend on if your complexion is warm, cool, or neutral. To determine your undertones, take a peek at your veins, which you can easily do on the back of your wrist. If they are greenish, you’re considered warm toned. Blue-ish veins, on the other hand, indicate cool undertones. Olive skinned people fall into the warm category as well, while those with hazel eyes seem to have neutral undertones.
- Colors for Warm Undertones: Greens, Yellows, Oranges
- Colors for Cool Undertones: Blues, Purples, Deep Reds
- Colors for Neutral Undertones: Muted colors only. Avoid saturated, deep coloring
Step 2: Assess your closet
Open up your closet and take a look at all your clothes. Do you notice a theme going on with the colors you’re typically drawn to when you’re shopping? What colors are your favorite outfits? Are they full of primary colors, muted tones, or do you prefer black, brown, and other neutral colors?
Determine the prominent colors in your wardrobe, and choose choose a frame that will blend in with your wardrobe or accentuate it. If you seem to have a lot of blues in your closet, for example, blue frames might be a good choice. Green or purple frames would work well, too, creating a subtle contrast but not stretching it too much out of your comfort zone. If you want to make a statement, choose complementary colors like orange instead!
Step 3: Do you want your glasses to be a statement piece?
Most people feel that wearing glasses is a burden. But glasses should be considered a fashion accessory! They give you a chance to make a statement and take your outfit to the next level--your glasses could be what differentiates you from the next person.
If you want to make a bold statement, go with an eyeglass design that’s over the top. Think of it as a signature piece of your style! On the other hand, if you’d prefer that your glasses blend into your face and be practically invisible within your style, choose something a bit more muted but equally as stylish.
Whether you’re the kind of person who wants a go-to pair that blends in or a statement piece that becomes part of your signature style, eyewear is not only functional but a truly fashionable accessory. So have fun with it!