When I was told I needed reading glasses at the age of 40 I was quite excited - it felt like a rite of passage. And of course it gave me a whole new accessories option to play with. I quickly learned that finding the shape that suits your face is the most important thing.
Once I’d worked this out, I experimented with different materials – metal, rimless, but in the end I settled on acetate. They give me the option to add colour and character to my face and the Specsavers new collection has all options covered.
My fail-safe shape is cat’s eye specs. It follows the line of most people’s eyebrows, flattering them without obscuring them. I love this simple tortoiseshell pair because it includes all of the key neutral colours - grey, black and taupe. This makes them softer compared to solid black frames, meaning they flatter any skin-tone. I call these my hero glasses because they work with absolutely any outfit.CORBEAU
One of my favourite things about heading into a new season is adding new accent colours to my outfits and deep winter green is one of the key shades for autumn/winter. As we get nearer to Christmas I'll be wearing these frames, either pairing them with green-based outfits or using them as a chic contrast with reds and golds. They’re not just for Christmas though and will look just as stylish as we head into the new year. Green is a trend that’s here to stay.
If you’re looking for a pair of specs that will stand out from the rest, why not consider these tortoiseshell frames with hints of bright blue? They will flatter both blue and brown eyes, making them really pop. I’m finding that I’m wearing these glasses a lot at the weekend because they go so well with jeans. I can dress them down for the daytime and up for night.
These were my wild card pair – a straighter frame than what I usually go for with a flash of pink across the top. I wear these a lot for work because I like the fact that they’re a serious shape and yet they have a quirky band of colour. The pink is unexpected and so I can brighten up my office outfits without having to try too hard. Whenever I go to meetings wearing these people always ask about them, they always think they’re designer frames because they make such a subtle statement.
Picture credit: Marcus Hessenberg