If there’s one thing we can be sure of in the fashion world, it’s that it changes constantly. If you look at photos taken at different points over time, you can easily see how styles have evolved and altered through the ages, and as Coco Chanel once said, “fashion changes, only the style remains the same.”
When it comes to glasses, we can see a similar pattern over time. The types of frames and styles of spectacles has moved along with the times just as much as clothing, and these days, they have arguably become one of the most important parts of your overall look.
With glasses, it’s all about developing your personal style – whether you enjoy vintage fashion, follow chic celebrity looks, or even like a little retro funk as part of your wardrobe, there are specs out there to make your look complete.
Know your signature style
It’s worth noting that this doesn’t necessarily mean you “need” a signature style – some people like to mix and match their styles or even change them frequently (and why not? Keep things interesting). The point is knowing what style or styles are for you. Are you a classic chic or more street? Do you suit 50s glam or 80s funk? You can put hints of this into your style, you don’t have to go all the way in order to make statement. Once you’ve established what looks good on you, you can start working on choosing your glasses frames to match!
Step out of your comfort zone
No-one gets anywhere by staying in their comfort zone. Experiment with your specs, your shoes, your colours and fabrics, and with everything you can. Only with trial and error will you ever really have the chance to discover what style suits you the most! It’s not unusual to discover that your glasses set the tone for the rest of your look.
After all, they are likely to be the first thing people see when they meet you before they notice the rest of your outfit. First impressions matter, make them outstanding specs.
Know your face shape
Just like it matters to get the right size dress, in a cut that suits your body, it matters to get the glasses which match your face shape. And it all starts with knowing what shape you are! Arlo Wolf has a great face shapes online tool where you can determine your face shape and play around with various frames, shapes and styles.. As there are so many styles out there, you can pair your frames with your chosen style, to create a look that is completely unique to you! If you quickly, they are actually offering a multi-deal too, with £15 off the second pair and £30 off the third, though as with anything it’s worth shopping around (once you know your shape of course).
Whatever your taste, you can be sure of one thing; knowledge is power. Do the research and learn what works, and you’ll forever be rocking a great style.