Welcome to our crash course on how to look like a million bucks in glasses. Gone are the days when they were seen as a nerdy necessity – they’re now a bona fide fashion statement.

 But the world of frames is wide and growing wider, and you may believe it’s just less hassle to settle for the first pair you see at the drugstore or eye doctor’s. With so many options to choose from, where does one even begin? If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers about everything from knowing your face shape to picking a color. Prepare to experience the transformative power of the perfect pair of glasses.

Make your face shape work for you.

Make your face shape work for you.

Let’s start with the basics: face shape. You may be asking yourself what the size of your forehead or line of your jaw has to do with your glasses, but factoring face shape into your frame selection will help ensure the most flattering fit possible. Whether you’ve got a diamond, heart, round, oval, or square-shaped face, we’ve got the intel on which frames will have you turning heads for all the right reasons.

Frame shapes for diamond faces

For the rare gems with diamond-shaped faces, we recommend opting for frames that soften those sharp angles and balance out your features. Round frames are your best bet for achieving that perfect harmony, while oval frames add a touch of retro elegance. And if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you’ll look mighty fine in a pair of cat eye frames.

Frame shapes for heart-shaped faces

Heart-shaped faces, aren’t you the lucky ones? With your wider forehead and narrower chin, you’ve got the perfect canvases for experimenting with different frame shapes. Oval and round frames are especially flattering, offering a harmonious balance to your facial structure. Don’t be afraid to play up your angles instead: retro-style rectangular or square frames will highlight your killer cheekbones and delicate chin.

Frame shapes for round and oval faces

Round and oval faces call for frames that add definition and balance. Embrace your natural contours with frames that add structure to your look: wide or oversized frames, especially square or rectangular ones, will help to elongate your face and amp up your features’ angularity. Craving even more of an edge? Geometric frames will also provide excellent contrast with your features. Plus, they’ll let everyone know you’re a really good time.

Frame shapes for square faces

Our square-faced folks should make round frames their go-to. Opposites attract in this instance, and oval or circular frames can add balance to your angular features. If you prefer to stay sharp, try out some wayfarers or cat eye frames – they’ll play up your high cheekbones and defined jaw.

Frame shapes for triangle faces

A triangle face shape is the reverse of a heart-shaped face: widest at the jawline and tapering off at the cheekbones and temples. When in doubt, look for a strong, angular jaw and narrow hairline. Good news for triangular-faced folks: you’ll look smashing in almost anything. Look for frames with rounded edges to soften out some of your angles, or a pair of cat eyes to highlight your cheekbones and balance out your jawline.

Consider color and materials.

Consider color and materials.

Material matters

Now that you’ve nailed down the perfect frame shape, it’s time to talk color and material. From classic black to purple zebra print, the options are endless when it comes to finding the perfect hue to complement your personal style. 

Metal frames offer a classic, minimalist look, with options ranging from silver and gold to daringly bright metallic hues. Thick-rimmed or wire-thin, metal frames certainly hold their own (literally – you’ll find them extra hardy). Our acetate frames are where we let our imaginations – and more importantly, yours – really run wild. We use premium Italian-designed acetate to create frames that withstand the tests of time and trends. 

What glasses color are you?

Now, let’s delve into the vibrant world of colors. Because – let’s be honest – neutral frames are timeless, but why stop there?

Tortoise Frames

The classic tortoise frames are classics for a reason: they’re pretty much the most reliably fashion-forward frame around. Perhaps that’s because intelligence never goes out of style, and tortoise frames have a reputation for making you look like you wrote the book you were reading. Even if you’re actually just posing on a park bench. 

Black Frames

Black frames may be classics, but ours are as far from boring as you can get. Subscribers to the “black is the new black” philosophy know that you don’t need neon to make an impression, and it certainly is convenient to know your frames will match your outfit no matter what. Besides, there’s so much you can do with black: metal, geometric, print….

Crystal Frames

Anyone who isn’t shy about exuding a little understated opulence will want to look into crystal frames. Pick a color, and we’ve probably got it in crystal. It’s like putting a prismatic filter on your favorite frames, and the transparent acetate adds a decidedly modern edge.  

Blue Frames

Frames may go in and out of fashion, but blue frames will never fail to make a statement. From deep navy to electric blue to robin’s egg, these frames add a pop of color that’s both playful and brazen. Ideal for the fashion-forward individual who is unafraid to stand out.

Purple Frames

For those who dare to be different, purple frames will add that dash of playful mystique you may not have known you were missing. Whether you’re strolling into a boardroom or a jazz club, these frames command attention, giving you an air of creativity and individuality.

Green Frames

If you radiate serenity and steadiness (or simply aspire to), green frames will reflect your state of mind. Perfect for those who appreciate a lowkey statement and/or a slightly earthy sense of style, green glasses are essentially a walk in the park in a frame.

Keep your hair on.

Keep your hair on.

Of course, no guide to looking good in glasses would be complete without taking a look at your hair (or lack thereof – we’re not ones to assume). Any hairstyle that compliments your features and boosts your confidence is number one in our book, but don’t be afraid to try out different styles to see how well they mesh with your frames. When in doubt, let your frames take center stage with styles like a half-up-half-down look, slicked-back topknot or ponytail, beachy waves, or a braided updo.

Good looking, in more ways than one.

Good looking, in more ways than one.

‘90s rom-coms be damned – your makeover starts with putting on glasses, not taking them off. By choosing frames that complement your face shape and overall aesthetic, you can elevate your look to spectacular heights and exude confidence wherever you go. If all those guidelines cramp your style, though, kindly bend or break the rules to whatever extent you choose. After all, your glasses really are all about you,  

Your path to glasses greatness starts here. Here’s to looking, and to looking good.