Better weather, holidays and longer days bring a different pattern to our lives and work and play are enhanced by the warmer conditions. We can reflect the new seasons’ moods by matching our style to the changes that spring and summer bring.
Brighter colours, relaxed times and outdoor lifestyles encourage us to change how we appear to the world. We wear more colourful clothes in lighter fabrics. Accessories like hats, bags and scarves alter with the seasons - so why not consider doing the same with your glasses?
We can reflect the changing seasons by varying our eyewear just as we change clothes. We wear a suit to be smart for work, jeans and a comfortable jumper for casualwear and a bright shirt and shorts for the beach. A tie makes us appear more serious, a roll neck jumper more outdoor adventurer and a tweed cap more country dweller. Glasses can be also be worn to give us an air of educated intelligence, sporty prowess or arty cool.
Prescription eyewear might seem more uniform in appearance; clear lenses are all the same after all. But different frames can radically change how you look and, as with clothes, you can make a considerable impact by matching your frames to your mood, outfit or activity. Dark acrylic frames look retro and purposeful and tortoiseshell frames have a timeless appeal. As a child I remember older relatives wearing frames which would nowadays be the height of cool glasses style.JAV
Sunglasses are the obvious choice for the sunnier days of summer. A wide range of frame shapes, colours and materials are enhanced by different coloured lenses each of which adds a little something to our style and appearance, as well as protecting our eyes. A black pair of lenses looks businesslike, while green or blue look casual and cool.SIDNEY
Frame shape alter your appearance even more than the frame’s colour and finish, so try several styles when selecting your specs. Round frames, aviator style and large, fifties shapes give a classic yet retro style to wear during the summer months.OSIRIS IMMACULATE
Face shape will determine what types of frame look best. Take a friend with you or ask the staff at your local Specsavers store to help. I sometimes find that certain frames which might not be my first choice can, if tried, give you a completely fresh look. Don’t be afraid to branch out from your usual style and be daring, your glasses can help you find a whole new look for summer.BUSBY 1