Choosing your new spectacles can be a daunting prospect, especially if you are a first time wearer. Your face is the part of you that people focus on and recognise first, so the eyewear you choose consequently becomes a part of your identity. If you’re investing in a pair of designer glasses, you’re going to want to be absolutely sure that you are buying a pair that will suit your personality and lifestyle perfectly. Here are a few things to consider before you settle on that final choice. |
Your Glasses Do Say Something About you
We’re all different and whether we want to portray ourselves as fun-loving, youthful, sophisticated or stylish, selecting a pair of specs can actually help us to emphasise that. Many eye experts will recommend that when buying your designer glasses, you first think carefully about the type of work you do and the kind of life you lead in terms of leisure activities and hobbies. A business executive, for example, might want a very different look to a stay at home mum or a retired pensioner, and creative people might go for something more unusual as a statement to express their artistic side.
It’s a good idea to have at least two pairs of spectacles, primarily because your life might involve some very different life and work activities. A pair for going rock climbing might not be suitable for you to wear when giving a presentation to the CEO, for example.
Different styles for Different Walks of Life
Serious Business People
Business people generally dress in a formal way; they want to come across as serious and confident in what they do and so their eyewear should complement that look. The styles to choose should be conservative, both shape and colour wise; classic shapes such as ovals and rectangles are excellent options and understated colours such as gold, silver and black are the ones to go for. These shapes and colours will make a good match to most business suits and not draw unnecessary attention.
If your business is less formal, you could choose a tortoise shell or a warm espresso colour, but stick to titanium, stainless steel or rimless frames.
Your designer glasses offer you a great opportunity to show off your creative flair if you are so inclined. Go for big, bold shapes and thicker frames, and even try a plastic material for a funkier look. Vintage styles can make a strong statement and eye catching colours are a must for the creative wearer. Thankfully, with eyewear fashion so diverse and varied these days, you will be spoilt for choice.
The Older Generation
Over 50 is no longer considered old and many people enter the prime of their life at this age. Thankfully there are some incredibly stylish specs out there that can really suit a more mature face. A fresh new style can equal a youthful appearance, and if you go for shapes such as cat-eyes for women and rectangles for men you’re off to a good start. High-gloss frames can lift a face, so these make a good option too.
There is never a better time to express your personality than when you're a student, and whether you fancy a geeky retro look or a modern frame with a bit of glam, you can go all out. Unusual shapes and brighter colours suit students, as do larger frames, but equally if you prefer a more intellectual look, a more conservative frame will look great. Options for students are limitless!
Oval frames and soft rectangular shapes are functional for a busy lifestyle but are fashionable as well. A simple way to get a more personalised look is to choose a pair of designer glasses that have jewellery-like accents, or you can go for an obvious logo to jazz up your look.
The Weekend Athlete
It’s all about safety and performance for anyone who enjoys a more active life during their downtime. A specific pair of sports glasses can be purchased, but if you want something a little more versatile, go for a casual shape and consider both plastic and metal frames. Depending on your sport of choice a wraparound pair might be the best option.
With so much diversity in the designer glasses world, you will most definitely be able to find a pair or two to suit your lifestyle. Consult a knowledgeable optician for the best advice and you might soon see yourself in a whole new light - literally!
David Paul opticians epitomise everything you want from a local eyewear specialist. Not only do they offer eye tests, they provide an expert service that includes OCT testing, advice on buying your ultimate pair of designer glasses and much more. The team of experienced eyewear specialists and expert optometrists are there to make your glasses and contact lens buying experience the best it can be.
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