5 Trends You Should Know If You Wear Glasses


If you rely on glasses, it can be hard to see yourself in the right light. For many people, they are still the epitome of geeky and not sexy. Anybody who buys into these myths will clearly not feel their best when they stare into a mirror. Of course, it’s nonsense - glasses are none of these things!

As society has gotten older and everyone has become used to glasses, not to mention the fact that they are more stylish than ever, specs are excellent accessories that are on point. Lots of the trends that are straight from the catwalk include them for this very reason.

The key is to make sure that you pair your glasses with the perfect amount of flair. Like any style, you must understand the basics and avoid the common mistakes that make wearers appear frumpy and out of date. Your frames are the same as a statement necklace or pencil skirt, in that respect.

With that in mind, here are five trends that you should know if you’re a glasses wearer. The following will guide you through the process and ensure that you look your sparkling best every time you don your practical-yet-fashionable frames!

Keep Your Jewelry Small

Oversized jewelry has become a popular fashion trend in the past couple of years. With an overgrown necklace or earrings, you can make a statement and stand out from the crowd, which is ideal if you’re a fashionista. Plus, it’s accessible for any woman as all you have to do is pick accessories in the next size up.

However, big statement pieces and glasses don’t work since the jewelry will clash with the frames. Once this happens, your style can appear a little tacky, as if you’re trying too hard and don’t understand how to blend different trends.

Therefore, it’s vital to keep your jewelry petite so that it merges into the background. Don’t worry because people will still notice your earrings, yet they won’t be as eye-catching. As a result, they should supplement your glasses perfectly, making them the star of the show! Lots of women attempt to hide their frames, but it’s tough when they take up such a big surface area.

The smartest option is to embrace your specs and use jewelry to bring out the design. That way, they’ll come across as a purposeful accessory rather than something you threw on before you left the house.

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Match Metals & Colors

The brilliant thing about glasses is that they’ll always bring color. Even if they are black or a neutral shade, it’s a hue that you usually wouldn’t find on your face, and that incorporates something new into your style. However, colors can clash if you don’t think about how they go together.

Take tortoiseshell frames, for instance. The dark, groovy patterns won’t blend with light metals, such as silver. Instead, you need to pair them with gold jewelry as it's the closest shade. Of course, if your glasses are silver, then there’s nothing wrong with colorless stones and gems. Black is an ideal hue since it seamlessly matches with a range of shades.

You may want to consider the style of your glasses, especially if you’re a first-time wearer or plan on buying a new pair soon. By picking a color that syncs with your accessories, you won’t have as much trouble ensuring that everything coordinates. Plus, it will save you a lot of money as bracelets, earrings, and necklaces don’t come cheap!

Take a look in your wardrobe to see what you’re playing with and keep your accessories in mind when you go glasses shopping.

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Remove The Rims

Both of the tips above have focused on coordinating your glasses with the rest of your face. After all, the frames and rims make sure that they stand out. But, what if your specs weren’t the first feature that people noticed? What if you could remove the frames entirely? You can with rimless glasses.

Rimless spectacles are increasing in popularity for several reasons, yet the main one is that the lenses are held into place along the bottom by thin plastic wire. There’s more info here. This design ensures that the frames are unnecessary, eliminating a bulky element that many wearers don’t enjoy.

Once they are gone, you can begin to experiment with new trends until you find the most incredible style. Some points still apply, such as the color of your glasses - the lenses and materials are adorned with patterns - as well as the minimal vibe. Rimless specs provide a “barely there” appeal that you’ll want to run with.

If you don’t, you run the risk of taking a simplistic style and making it look cluttered, which is another word for untidy and messy. Without any rims, your style should be minimal and clean.

Be Strategic With Your Makeup

Putting on makeup is second nature to most women because it’s rare for ladies to leave the safety of the house without a touch of eyeliner or foundation. It’s not as if the guys have to put up with being judged at every turn, even if you’re only running to the shops to top-up on the basics!

Anyway, wearing makeup isn’t uncommon, yet adding glasses to the mix adds another level of complexity. If you’re not sure why, it’s because the liquids and lotions can smear or smudge the frames, and sometimes you don’t even realize it’s happened! Concealer is a prime example. Since creams are more likely to crease, they can cover the nose pads of your glasses in unappealing gunk.

Thankfully, a liquid formula will prevent this, as will being extra careful every time you apply concealer, or opting for an oil-control primer. Learn more about oil control here. Black eyeliner is something you should consider swapping, too. Although black frames go with any color, a black liner can appear harsh if it’s magnified by your lenses. The good news is that navy blue is effective and doesn’t look as severe.

If in doubt, don’t be afraid to double-check your makeup before you leave. It only takes a minute to ask a friend or partner if anything looks amiss. Of course, if you’re relying on your BF, you may have to point it out for him!

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Go Bold With The Lips

Pairing your glasses with different trends involves a lot of scaling back so that they aren’t overwhelmed. However, it’s not as if you can go as minimal as possible and let your specs do the talking as you take the gamble of your style appearing bare. Yep, it’s a fine line to tread, and you must do it carefully.

Still, that’s not to say that it’s an impossible balance to strike. The key is to use your lips. With a bold shade of lipstick, you can incorporate new hues and textures that add freshness. Aside from that, the lipstick shouldn’t be too over the top, especially if the rest of your makeup is on the minimal side.

A classic deep red is an iconic style for a reason, and you’ll love how it makes your glasses pop. You can even keep it all-natural with a nude gloss. While the effect isn’t as great, it’s a fantastic option for the women who aren’t keen on lipstick.

Are you a glasses wearer who struggles to make sure they don’t get in the way of your style? With these five tips, you shouldn’t have to worry about that happening again!

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  1. Thanks so much for this post xx I wear glasses x

  2. I don't wear glasses, but these are very good tips!!


  3. Great tips! Thanks for sharing this.
    Gemma x