Individual fashion choices can be the best way to create a unique, personal image. But whether you choose to dress for functionality or flair, there is a glasses style to suit you. With these lifestyle scenarios paired with the perfect pair of frames, shopping has never been so easy.
Do you fly a helicopter to the office on a Monday morning? Do you own more than one sports car? Or perhaps you just want to look like you do... The High-Flyer is accomplished, powerful and wealthy with a classic, smart sense of style, often involving a tailored suit and shiny shoes- think Barack Obama/James Bond. For this look, the ideal pair of glasses have dark frames in a classic rectangular shape, ideal for glowering down at your employees. Designer brands are an ideal choice for projecting an image of a life of luxury and ease. Sunglasses for this kind of businessman should have dark tinted lenses; again, designer brands are preferable.
The laid-back guy
For the laid-back look, basically, anything goes. But if you’re not interested in power-dressing, you can afford to have more fun with your eyewear- think boy band members on a day off. Coloured frames are a good choice, though avoid anything too bright; dark blue or green are ideal. As for sunglasses, the same rule applies; more interesting shaped-frames and colours can be worn. Sunglasses can be worn tucked into the front of a shirt or pocket because the key is to look relaxed and comfortable.
A regular at music festivals and shopping centres, quirky geeks should wear cool retro frames. Wayfarers and semi-rimless wayfarers are the ideal shape for retro style and with a tortoiseshell frame, geeky chic is an easy look to create. Ray Bans are the classic brand choice for retro frames but try looking further afield for a more unique look. However, for the full geeky image you should experiment with your wardrobe; skinny jeans and cardigans are a must.
The sports fanatic
The sports fanatic is a common sight on the football field or local gym. For this look, a pair of bright frames is ideal, preferably with reflective coloured lenses. Sports brands such as Adidas and Oakley are reliable for delivering quality eyewear with an emphasis on performance. In terms of frame shape, wraparound visor is a popular look for both style and functionality. Try wearing with some sparkling white trainers for the whole look.
Head down to your local library and you’ll be sure to spot a few pairs of intellectual-style spectacles. For this look, they key is to appear serious, reliable and studious. Try a simple rectangular frame shape, preferably with narrow metal arms and nose bridge. Oval is lenses also make a good alternative, but avoid other more adventurous styles, as they can appear more frivolous and less serious. Rimless frames are also a great choice for this style because they are minimal, classic and sensible, delivering optimum functionality.
So whatever your lifestyle (or your lifestyle ambitions), choose your eyewear to suit your preferred image. Or alternatively, try thinking outside the box and be imaginative with your glasses; it’s all down to your individual choice.