In the last couple of years, round glasses established themselves as the trendiest eyeglasses in the contemporary market. Their universal appeal is partially attributed to the many customizable frame variants. From clear frames to classic tortoiseshells, there’s something for everyone. Now that it’s spring, it may be the right time to switch the style of your round glasses.
There are simple yet effective tips and tricks to help spice up your round glasses for the season.
Consider Your Glasses an Accessory
For most people, glasses are just a functional tool to help them see properly, but there’s another way to look at them: as essential accessories. Just like sunglasses, regular glasses can also enhance your style. If you’re wearing the same pair of glasses with every outfit, then you’re limiting the impact your glass frame can have on your overall style.
Select a few varying pairs of round glasses to add elegance to various outfits. For example, you can wear dark tortoiseshells with your suit/dress when going to work and switch to a clear frame in the evening if you’re going out for a social occasion. You can also choose different colored frames to go with the outfits of the same color in your wardrobe.
Ideally, your glasses should not only pair well with your clothes but with your other accessories as well, like belts, bags, jewelry, etc. You also need to consider whether you’re following a particular style. If you want to go for a classic John Lennon look, pairing the outfit with colorful frames might not be a good idea. But if you’re going for a more colorful 80s look, it’s the other way around. Find what works best for your style and face type.
On the same note, a dilemma that most men don’t have to face, but the ladies have to, is the clash between glasses and earrings. Accept that glasses are more prominent than earrings and if you plan to wear both at the same time, choose earrings that compliment and accentuate your glasses, not the other way around.
Consider Makeup Style
There are a couple of things to keep in mind when doing makeup if you’re going to wear glasses. For starters, your round glasses will act as your outfit’s focal point. So, it’s important to go easy on the eye makeup by using softer shadow tones and thinner liners. This prevents the makeup from drawing attention to your eyes, instead allowing the glasses’ frame to draw the focus. When both your eye makeup and glasses struggle to be the focal point, it loses the desired subtle effect.
Since round glasses take up a significant part of your face, you should go easy on the facial makeup unless you want to create a contrast with your glasses. You might also want to work on your lashes by curling them to add a striking effect against the frame of your round glasses. Keep these makeup tips in mind, and you’ll have no problem accessorizing your glasses with your outfit.
Consider Frame Color
The color of your frames might seem like a simple choice, but it goes a long way in accessorizing your look. If you plan to keep things simple and are up for something traditional, you can go for a classic black, brown, or gray frame. These colors go well with formal wear and simple, subdued colors, making them popular among older demographics.
If your wardrobe is a bit more colorful, you can opt for more playful colors, such as red, blue, purple, white, yellow, and more. You can also opt for a trendy transparent frame, which goes surprisingly well with different outfits and styles thanks to its neutral tone.
Rounding It Up
If you’ve decided to shake things up in the fashion department for the coming season, eyewear is a great place to start. Even if you have perfect eyesight, glasses can go a long way to give your sense of style a unique feel. So, even if you don’t need a prescription, you can give glasses a try with fake lenses for a more fashionable look.