You’re handed a business card at an event. Their website is a mystery and you have no idea what this person actually does.
Maybe it’s their poor design. Or shock horror! It’s you. You finally have to admit that your eyesight is no longer perfect. Or even not as good as it was.
Time for new glasses.
In glasses, as in fashion, you have lots of choices.
Where do you start choosing the best pair of glasses for you?
Never fear. Help is at hand. Image Consultant, Margaret, is coming to your rescue.
Your Work & Lifestyle
Before we even look at styles and colours, you must first decide on is how your glasses will serve you.
Are you buying solely for work, for reading or for looking at a computer screen? Are you seeking sunglasses? Will you have just one pair for everything as I have or will you have 2, 3 or more pairs?
Is the 2 for 1 special price what you want? Or will you pay extra to buy just the 1 pair you need?
If you only wear them inside your home, does the style, design or colour matter to you? Have you had your glasses for a number of years and it’s time to upgrade them to a more modern style and colour?
Now it’s time now to go out and find the best glasses style for you.
Your Face Shape
Did you know that if you have had your colours done with me or any other TAIC image Consultant, you can go to about page 29 in ‘Your Personal Colour Solutions’ PDF file and find valuable tips to help you choose the best frame shapes for you? The page number varies a little in each Colour file PDF.
Find your Face Shape and read the ‘Eye Wear’ section for tips for your unique face. If you have forgotten your Face Shape, call, text or email me & I will remind you of your shape.
If you have ‘My Private Stylist’ online program, it also has under the Accessories Tab a section on Eyewear for you with illustrations and comments. It not only gives your Great & Good styles for you but it also gives styles to Avoid. If you do not own the program, go here to the sample program for ‘Ellen Sims’. At the bottom of the webpage you will find General Overview tips for choosing your glasses. Ellen has an oblong- shaped face. If that is your shape, you can check out Ellen’s options here.
In short, your first aim is to balance your Face Shape. Choose wider glasses to balance a long Face Shape or longer glasses to balance a wide Face Shape. Your second aim is to have the upper frame of the glasses follow the shape of your eyebrows so that they are in harmony with your face. Thirdly, choose glasses shapes and features that draw attention to your good points and minimise your perceived faults (if that’s a concern to you).
Make sure that your glasses reflect your personality, especially if you wear them all the time. Love putting on your glasses. Colour, pattern and adornment are important here.
When choosing a colour, think about the colour of your eyes and hair. Do you want to emphasise your eyes or your hair? If you choose a frame colour that harmonises (as in the picture on the right) or contrasts with your eye or hair colour, it will go with everything you wear. Consider also whether you want your glasses to bring out your vibrant Extrovert nature or your gentle Introvert nature.
The General Overview page on ‘My Private Stylist’ sample program for Ellen has hints for glasses’ colours to blend with your warm or cool skin tone. Then there is your personality. If Classic is your dominant personality, then plain colours or gold or silver will be your choice. Extroverted Springs will gravitate towards bling on their glasses. Dramatic personalities will look for patterns or decorations on the side frames that draws attention to their glasses. Elegant personalities will look for designer labels that quietly speak ‘class’ with minimum colour and decoration. The picture on the left contains some of Ellen’s choices.
Frames now can also be classic on the outside and inside give you a choice of feminine, dramatic or fun colours. Fashion with a secret that others can’t see lets you smile playfully when you put them on.
Action Steps (because Information is not Transformation):
Like all tools, you must use Your Personal Colour Solutions File or My Private Stylist program to gain the most advantage from them. Go back now and read your personal information and check how they relate to your current glasses. Print out pictures and information when you go looking for glasses.
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