Do Your Eyeglasses Make or Break Your Look?

Whether you’ve recently learned you need corrective lenses or have been wearing them the majority of your life, one fact remains: choosing the right eyeglass frames to suit not just your lifestyle, but your sense of style, can be a challenge! With so many different styles of glasses to choose from, you may have a difficult time figuring out the right frames to reflect your unique personality. By recognizing the power a great pair of eyeglasses has to enhance your look and knowing how to match a set of eyeglass frames to your specific style and needs, you can make your next pair of corrective lenses a true part of your identity!

What Look Are You Going For?

When deciding on new eyewear, it can be helpful to consider the type of look you generally go for when you dress yourself on a daily basis. For example, do you tend to dress and accessorize in a sophisticated manner with business suits, flashy accessories, and a polished look? If so, then you may want to consider a more elegant and sophisticated style of eyeglass frames to suit your look, such as a pair of cateye frames for women or a classic pair of men’s rectangular or oval frames. For an extremely polished style, check out titanium or stainless steel frames, which often come in a rimless design and are great for achieving a conservative and sophisticated look.

What if you’re striving for a more funky, quirky look to reflect your sense of style? There are endless options to consider for both men and women alike! Thicker, oversized frames are a popular bold choice to consider, as are just about any other “exaggerated” frame style that will make you stand out in a crowd. A pair of retro or vintage style frames can also be a great way to showcase your quirky style through your corrective eyewear! Of course, you don’t necessarily have to choose a bold frame design to stand out; opting for a more “traditional” shape and style of frames with a bold color or pattern is another fun way to help your personality come through in your eyewear.

No matter what type of look you’re aiming for, there are sure to be plenty of options for eyeglass frames to help you achieve that aesthetic. When you select the right frames, you can look forward to putting your eyeglasses on as part of your daily routine—and you can feel confident stepping out into the world.

Additional Considerations

As you shop around for eyeglasses to pull your look together, there are some other important considerations worth bearing in mind when it comes to selecting eyeglass frames. Consider, for example, your face shape; not all frames are equally flattering on all face shapes. As a general rule, it’s a good idea to select frames that best balance out or complement your natural facial features. For example, if your face naturally has more rounded features, you may be best suited for a pair of angular frames, such as almond-shaped or rectangular frames.

Be sure to also consider your lifestyle needs when shopping for frames—especially in regards to frame materials. Titanium and stainless steel frames, for example, are the most durable options on the market—making them ideal for those who work physically demanding or rugged jobs. On the other hand, those less concerned about durability and more concerned about budget may be better suited with a basic pair of plastic frames.

Your eyeglasses can really make or break your look! At Whylie Eye Care Centers, we’re always happy to help you look your best with our quality optical services. And with 11 convenient locations in the Des Moines and central Iowa area, you’re never far from all your optical needs!

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