Fashion is an art and a science, so choosing accessories is not as easy as grabbing frames out of an online catalog or off an in-store rack. You must choose a pair of frames that match your outfit. The same goes for shoes, handbags, jewellery, etc.
Below, you’ll get suggestions to match your frames with the rest of your attire.
Would you go out and buy a pair of shoes or handbag without thinking about the clothes in your closet? Well, most of us probably would, but, if we’re attempting to be strategic, taking a survey of what’s in the closet is a good place to start.
So, step into your closet and take a close look at colors and chosen styles. Are most of the colors bold? Are you drawn toward pastels? Are you more of a bohemian type or do you gravitate toward a classic look? Gaining a sense of color and style helps align new frames with the rest of your wardrobe.
As mentioned, your clothes say something about you, your attitude, sense of fashion, likes, and dislikes. Therefore, take notice of your tendency for a pair of frames. It doesn’t have to relate with the rest of your style. For example, maybe you dress very elegant and classy, yet like to give onlookers a window into your wild side via your choice in eyewear. Let’s use rocker, Gwen Stefani, as an example. She’s a fashion maven, and dresses very elegantly, but as anyone familiar with her music and attitude knows, she has a wild side, sometimes channeled via her pink hair or choice in shoes. Find your glasses personality, and realize that it may represent a ‘smaller’ or ‘hidden’ side of you.
Fashion Slave or Independent?
Wanting to look good is not exactly synonymous with being a slave to fashion. Let’s use sports as an example; you may love playing golf or tennis yet have zero interest in following professional sports. Alternatively, you may have undergone cheap laser eye surgery, yet still buy glasses with false lenses to stay fashionable.
Therefore, ask yourself: Do I follow fashion trends? If so, then you’ll want to peruse fashion magazines to keep alert of what’s in for 2015, such as square rims and orange/yellow lenses. If you like to blaze your own fashion trails, then you may have to look harder, beyond what’s hip at the moment, to find frames befitting to your wardrobe.
Sir Isaac Newton discovered the color wheel ages ago. Starting with primary colors, the wheel unleashes secondary hues that either contrast or complement the primary ones. If you take stock in Newton’s logic, then you’ll want to choose frames that mesh well with your outfit(s). So, you can choose colors that are aligned and similar to your clothes, or hues that contrast, yet, contrast well, making the difference visually appealing despite the difference (Example: blue complements orange).
Decision Based on Occasion
Lastly, maybe you’re in the market for a pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses due to an upcoming occasion, or maybe you’re just looking for a “good” reason to shop; either purpose is more than acceptable! So, you have another ‘layer’ to consider. Seek frames that complement your attire for that particular occasion, which may or may not be aligned with the rest of your wardrobe. All the reason to purchase more than one pair of frames!
Holly Fisher works as a fashion editor. She enjoys sharing her insights on the Internet. Her articles can be found mostly on fashion and lifestyle websites.