What’s number 1 in Vogue’s street style trends to watch for 2016? Glasses.
“Be the bespectacled girl at the party…Specs are now a style saviour. Wear them all day, every day and with huge, heavyweight earrings.”
This is welcome news for me after needing glasses for more than half my life, as in recent years, specs appeal has surged and become an accessory and not just a necessity. For a genuine glasses wearer, the thick-rimmed geek chic look may not be so desirable (if you had to wear specs as a teen) so something interesting yet still stylish is required.
Cue Specsavers’ Aurora collection designed by the original supermodel, Twiggy, making everyday specs-wearing a little more interesting.
£125 each and part of the 2 for 1 designer glasses offer, Aurora by Twiggy at Specsavers
First steps to choosing the right glasses frames
While you never really know what will suit you until you try them on, there are two main considerations when finding the right glasses frames to suit you: shape and colour.
1. Is your face more rounded or angular?
The easiest way to choose the right shape frames is to consider your face shape; look to balance this with your frames. If your face is rounded choose squarer, more angled frames to counter the curves. Do you already have stronger, angled features? Soften them with more oval, curved frames.
2. What is your colouring?
As with clothing, a little contrast can work well when choosing colours to suit you. Avoid frames that are too close to your skin tone (unless you want them to blend right in), but be careful not to go too far to the other end of the spectrum; black glasses on very fair skin can look too harsh. As a fair-skinned blonde (bleached but nevertheless, blonde!) with green eyes, tortoiseshell, purple and blue frames work well.
Try on your glasses virtually with the Specsavers app here and in store the team at Specsavers will ensure the perfect fit with their unique iPad technology.
With thanks to Specsavers for gifting a pair from this collection.