People usually recognize you by your face, so the eyeglasses you choose to wear become part of who you are. Eyeglasses can help to shape your image, that is, glasses can help people to see the real you or they can help to create the image of yourself you want them to see.
To do that, you need to find the eyeglass frames that match your personality and your lifestyle.
What Your Eyeglasses Say about You
The right eyewear can help shape how others see you, whether you want to appear sophisticated, fun-loving, youthful, conservative or style-conscious. If you choose to wear only one pair of glasses for everything you do, that says something about you, too.
Consider all Aspects of Your Life
According to the experts, the first step is to think about the different parts of your life; the type of work you do and the different activities you participate in. You may have a lifestyle that includes a number of different activities and interests and want more than one pair of glasses, so you can have a look for each different activity.
Eyewear experts have suggestions in terms of styling, colour, material and size to suit various lifestyles.
Getting Down to Business
It’s usually best to stay with conservative frame shapes and colours that help to instill trust and confidence among your business clients and colleagues. Consider these choices for a professional image:
- classic shapes such as ovals, rectangles and almonds
- traditional colors of gold, silver, brown, gray and black
- plastic frames, no bright colors or unusual shapes
- titanium and stainless steel
- three-piece mountings
For men, silver, gunmetal, brown and black are recommended because they are easy to match with business suits. For women, brown, golden tones, silver, burgundy, black and espresso are good choices. Tortoise shell patterns also work well with business apparel.
Show Your Creative Side
You can showcase your creative, fashionista side with modern shapes such as geometric designs in thicker and larger plastic frames. A lot of modern metal frames can also be creative. Fashionable, larger-sized eyeglasses and more unusual colours like blue, green and purple, are also an option.
Multi-coloured laminates, flower patterns and animal prints are another possibility. Laser-cut details and finishes for this style of frame are unusual and very modern. Retro or vintage styling is another big fashion trend.
You don’t have to wear stodgy, old-fashioned glasses just because you’re a senior. Frame shapes that are uplifting, such as upswept rectangles for men and soft cat-eye shapes for women are recommended because they give your face a lift.
Certain colours can also make you look younger. Suggestions include gunmetal, deep browns and burgundy for men and lighter, shinier hues for women because shine adds life to a woman’s face. Avoid silver, black and dark, dull colours.