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Finding Your Perfect Frames

Have you ever stood in front of the wall of glasses at the eye doctor trying to find the right pair? It can be a rather daunting task.

Not to mention eyewear truly has the ability to make or break our look! Which is likely why it’s a frequently asked question amongst our styling clients. Whether you wear glasses for vision correction or simply as a fashion statement, choosing the perfect frames is essential to showcase your personal style and complement your facial features.

A few years ago my eyes started rejecting contacts and I had to come to terms with the fact that my glasses were now getting constant wear. I decided it was time to invest in frames that worked not only for my eyes, but my style, too! It was incredible how much more I cared for glasses once they were in colors and styles I felt confident in. I opted for one neutral pair and one in a color I wear often, that way I always have a pair that works with what I’m wearing.

Keep reading to learn our expert tips and tricks to selecting the right glasses frames for you!

1. Determine Your Face Shape

The first step in choosing the right glasses frames is understanding your face shape. Different face shapes have unique features that can be accentuated or balanced by specific frame styles. Most people are actually a combination of two face shapes, so a general rule is to refrain from repeating your features. Let’s chat about some introductory guidelines!

Oval Face: Having balanced proportions, you can experiment with various frame styles. Lucky you! Rectangular, square, round, or cat-eye frames are great options for you.

Round Face: To add angles and create a more defined look, opt for square or rectangular frames. Avoid round or circular frames, as they may make your face appear rounder.

Square Face: Soften your strong jawline with round or oval frames. Look for frames that are wider than your cheekbones to add length to your face.

Heart-shaped Face: Balance a wider forehead with frames that are wider at the bottom. Cat-eye, round, or aviator frames work well for this face shape.

Diamond Face: Enhance your cheekbones by choosing frames with detailing or distinctive brow lines. Oval, cat-eye, or rimless frames can complement your features.

2. Consider Your Skin Tone and Hair Color

Your skin tone and hair color play a significant role in determining the frame colors that will suit you best. If you have soft features, black frames may be overpowering while if you have high contrast, they could be the perfect cherry on top of your look! Choosing a neutral in your best colors is the perfect starting place for your frames. We’ve rounded up a few examples below!

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3. Match Frames with Your Personal Style

Do you have feminine style, more edgy, or do you like to keep things simple and classic? Whatever style you lean towards, keep your glasses in that style for the most cohesive look! For some, glasses will make a statement, while for others they are just another staple accessory.

The same rules apply to your sunglasses! Don't just pay attention to what's trending. Ask yourself what truly reflects you and the rest of your style.

4. Comfort and Fit are Key

While style is important, comfort and fit should not be overlooked. Ill-fitting glasses can cause discomfort and distract from your overall appearance. Here are a few factors to consider:

Nose Bridge: The frames should sit comfortably on the bridge of your nose without pinching or sliding down. Adjustable nose pads or a saddle bridge can ensure a secure fit.

Temple Arms: The temple arms should rest lightly on your ears without causing pressure or leaving marks. Ensure that the length of the arms fits well behind your ears.

Frame Width: The width of the frames should be proportional to the width of your face. Frames that are too wide or too narrow can throw off the balance.

Choosing the right glasses frames can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! Understanding your face shape, considering your skin tone and hair color, reflecting your personal style, and ensuring a comfortable fit can be the ultimate recipe for finding the perfect pair.

Want to see us make a roundup of sunglasses by seasonal palette? Leave a comment below!

With love & style,

Carly & the EQUIPPED team


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