How to Choose the Best Eyeglass Frames for Your Face

January 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

The following is a guest post

There was a time when wearing eyeglasses was considered “not cool.” Now, though, there are plenty of attractive frames available for men, women and children that complement natural style and can be attractive accessories. If you find yourself in need of a new pair of frames, consider these variables as you shop in order to choose the right style for your face.


Balance Face Shape
The basic shape of your face is probably the most important factor when choosing frames. Everyone has a unique facial structure, but there are a few basic shapes you can use as guidelines when choosing a design that fits your face.
• Angular faces such as diamonds and squares benefit from rounded frames that help to soften the sharp lines.
• Round and oval faces look good with sharp, angular frame shapes but are also flattered by shapes that match the contours of the face.
• Long, narrow faces do best with glasses that have broad tops and heavy upper frames or decorative accents. These features help the face appear shorter.
• Triangular faces may be narrow at the top or at the bottom. Look for frames that are wider and heavier at whichever side your face is thinnest.

Complement Eyebrow Shape
As you’re looking at your face shape, take note of the contour of your eyebrows. Eyebrows are a prominent, expressive feature that can be accentuated to good effect with an attractive pair of eyeglasses. Following the shape of your eyebrows helps add definition to your eye area. Rectangular frames look good with straight or flat eyebrows while frames with rounded tops flatter a curved brow shape.

Consider Color
Look at the color of your eyes and hair as well as your skin tone to determine if your basic colors are more “warm” or “cool.” Choose frames that complement these tones for a balanced, attractive look. As you think about colors, consider your personality as well. Eyeglasses are an accessory to every outfit that you wear, so you want to be sure to choose something that reflects your inherent style. If you wear makeup, use your favorite palette to help you choose a similar frame color that highlights the best features of your face.

Keep Your Eyes Centered
Centering your eyes inside your chosen frames is both fashionable and practical. When the frames sit too high or too low, it becomes difficult to see out of your lenses properly. This undermines the whole point of wearing glasses by forcing you to peer under or over the frames instead of through them. Frames that are too high also interfere with the appearance of your eyebrows, resulting in an unbalanced look that doesn’t flatter any face shape.

As you look to balance all of these factors, keep your budget in mind. Cheap eyeglasses are available everywhere from your optometrist’s office to the optical department of your favorite store and online at Coastal Contacts. Shop around for the frames that suit you best so you can step out in style with a new pair of glasses.


Glasses: The Necessary Accessory

October 17, 2013 by  
Filed under Accessories

I can vividly remember the first time I was told that I needed glasses.  It was the day of my 17th birthday and after a brief moment of panic, I decided on giving myself the gift of a quirky Lisa Loeb makeover and set out to find the perfect pair glasses to go with my new look .  My first pair of glasses were a cat eye shaped pair by Armani and cost a whopping $400 (fortunately the purchase of glasses coincided with my getting a drivers license so my mom thankfully helped out). I wore them proudly for 2 years before I branched out and decided to try different styles to go with my outfits.  I loved the idea of wearing glasses and they became a integral part of my accessorizing.

Not much has changed since then – I still wear glasses – but my selection of frames has evolved over the years. Currently black frames are my go to pair and I accessorize around them.  Oftentimes glasses are the first thing that people notice, so why not make them fun and a extension of your personality!  Look for discount eyeglassesso that you can buy multiple pairs to play with. Below are two outfits for day and night that I built around  chic glasses.


A classic pair of black nerdy chic frames will never go out of style and they are perfect to wear with just about anything. I paired them up with a leather jacket, jeans and booties for a edgier feel.


These animal print frames are very similar to the ones I first had and I still love them!  I like the idea of these glasses dressed for a sexy studious look.  A midi length dress is the first thing I envisioned it with and of course red pumps….flawless!


Glasses no longer have a stigma…they’re stylish fun and sexy…now’s the time to flaunt them!

Adopting the Geek Chic Look

September 28, 2012 by  
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The time has come where having to wear glasses is finally cool!  So much so that people who do not need to where prescription glasses are donning their favourite frames with non-prescription lenses.  This is great for anyone who actually needs to wear glasses on a daily basis as the demand for  fashionable specs has meant that the fashion elite have incorporated eyewear into their designer ranges.

Who Offers What in the World of Designer Prescription Glasses?

Most big fashion names now offer a range of designer prescription glasses.  Whether you’re an aviator fan, a square or a round framed fan there will be something available for you in most designer ranges.

Designers offering prescription glasses frames include:

  • Barbour
  • Fossil
  • Vera Wang
  • Jeff Banks
  • Pineapple and much much more!

Quirky Prescription Glasses That Will Make You Stand Out From the Crowd

If you want to combine style with practicality but also stand out from the crowd then why not go for something different?  There are some fantastic prescription glasses out there in a variety of quirky and kooky styles.

The possibilities are endless in terms of design.  From heart shaped frames to butterfly shaped frames it’s all out there!

Here are a few of our favourite novelty glasses frames that perhaps are not quite right for day to day use!

  • Electric guitar frames
  • Beer Can frames
  • Father Christmas shaped frames
  • And perhaps the most practical and quirky – glasses frames that also double up as drinking straws!!

Why Not Turn Back the Clock and go Vintage?

If you’re more into retro chic as opposed to fashion of the minute then why not venture back in time and go for a vintage look?  Designers such as Ray Ban specialise in both sunglasses and clear lensed glasses with an old skool feel to them.

Where to Shop For Retro Glasses Online?

If you have made the decision to go down the retro route then check out  Not only do they stock a great range of retro glasses but they also offer a wide range of on trend designer frames across a wide range of colours, shapes and sizes so, if you want to set the trend, follow fashion or raid the retro era, you can find your ideal pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses online today!













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