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Although there are many fashion rules, an experienced optician understands both the fashion rules and the optical rules. The result – Uncommonly Cool Eyewear that’s perfectly matched to your prescription and your style.
Here are some eyewear fashion tips to help you get started.
Tip #1: Determine your face shape.
You should generally avoid frames the same shape as your face. Rectangular frames go with oval and round faces. Oval frames go with square and rectangular faces. Round frames with round faces? Not so much.
Tip #2: Avoid “all-purpose” eyewear.
Imagine shopping for shoes that you could wear to a nice restaurant, for a walk around the lake and to work on Monday. One-size fits all is limiting! The same holds true for your eyewear. If you already have a classic frame that you wear to work, look to complement this with a second pair that shows a different side of your personality.
Tip #3: Try on wider frames.
Many people wear frames that are too narrow for their face. Their eyes may be centered but the narrow width constricts their face. You want a shape that “opens up” the face, so add a little width to the top outside corners of the frames.
Tip #4: Skin tone rules!
Your most flattering frame colors are primarily determined by your skin tone. Hair and eye color, although important, are generally not as important as the color or “tone” of your skin. Warm skin tones do best with bronze, gold, tortoise, honey, brown, coral and aqua frames. Cool skin tones are look best with silver, pewter, blue, blue-gray, violet, charcoal and black frames.
Tip #5: Match the scale of the frames with your facial features.
Bold, oversize frames are dramatic and fabulous, but that doesn’t mean they will work for you. A smaller face will be overwhelmed by thick, chunky frames. That same person can still wear bold frames if they choose a refined version of a chunky style.
Call us today and schedule an appointment for a personalized eyewear fitting.
For more fashion ideas check out photos of our customers rocking Uncommonly Cool Eyewear from Eyedeals.