Because people generally recognize you by your face, the eyeglasses you choose to wear are a very real part of your identity. Whether you want to appear sophisticated, fun-loving, youthful, conservative or style-conscious, the right eyewear can help you shape how you are perceived. And if you choose to wear only one pair of eyeglasses for everything you do, that says something about you, too! The first step, according to eyewear styling experts, is to consider the different aspects of your life. What do you really want your eyewear for? What are the different activities you participate in? What type of work do you do?
Eyeglasses for Serious Business
To help instill trust and confidence among a wide variety of your business clients and colleagues, it’s usually best to stay with conservative frame shapes and colors. Consider these choices to enhance your professional image:
- Classic shapes such as ovals, rectangles and almonds.
- Traditional colors of gold, silver, brown, gray and black.
One way to show your creative, fashionista side is with modern shapes, such as geometric designs in thicker and larger plastic frames. Many modern metal frames also can be creative in appearance. Today’s more fashionable, larger-sized eyeglasses also are an option, as are more unusual colors — such as blue, green and purple. Multi-colored laminates are another possibility, as are flower patterns and animal prints.
Glasses for the Modern Baby Boomer or Senior
Just because you’re eligible for an AARP card doesn’t mean you have to wear stodgy, old-fashioned glasses. And men: get rid of those giant metal frames that dominate your face! Certain colors also can make you look younger. We suggest gunmetal, deep browns and burgundy for men and lighter, shinier hues for women.
Eyeglasses for Students
Whether you’re studying engineering or art, business or French literature, college is a time to develop your own identity — and show off your style. Unusual shapes, bright colors, larger sizes and interesting details such as color laminations, all are readily available in a variety of prices and brand names.
Eyewear for the Busy Mom or Dad
For the busy mom (or dad) on-the-go with little time to worry about the latest trends in eyewear, a basic yet stylish pair of glasses might work best. Ovals, upswept rectangles and soft cat-eye shapes are very functional and still look great.
Glasses for the Weekend Warrior
Most adults live dual lives — their “normal” 9-to-5 weekday life and their (usually) more active life on the weekends. For the best comfort, performance and safety during “weekend warrior” hours, choose at least one pair of sport sunglasses, sport eyeglasses or even just a more casual, sports-suggestive eyeglass frame. Styling can range from wraparounds to more conventionally shaped eyeglasses and sunglasses. Sporty looks can include bright or neon colors, stripes and modern combinations of metal and plastic materials.
If you are having trouble finding a style that suits you, please stop in to Good Looks Eyewear for assistance. Our ABO certified opticians will gladly help you find a look that fits your unique personality. Good Looks Eyewear has locations in Cranberry Twp. and in Pittsburgh. Contact us if you have any questions. Good Looks Eyewear carries a variety of brands. Browse through our designer collection and our exclusive collection to find a brand that may suit you best.