Your Glasses Style

Mark Heyes’ style edit: up your glasses game this spring

TV stylist, Mark Heyes, is on a mission to help you improve your glasses game this spring and complement your unique style. From sunglasses to everyday specs, he’s chosen his top picks from the Specsavers’ collection which are affordable and trendy for you to bring his sense of fun to your look.

Mark says: “Picking glasses can be quite a daunting task when you’re faced with row after row of specs. But fashion rules are made to be broken – so why not try something different to your usual style?”

Let’s take a closer look at Mark’s top picks and fashion advice.

Round tortoiseshell glasses

For Mark, these Specsavers frames are the most flattering you can come by. The tortoiseshell style in the classic round shape will elevate any outfit and warm up your complexion. If you’re like Mark and ‘embracing your salt-and-pepper hairdo’ then these are the specs for you. The acetate frames are complemented by the thin, gold metallic sides to be a stand-out feature on your face, rather than just an essential accessory.

Pilot-inspired retro glasses

These double bridge, metallic glasses give a modern twist to a classic, beloved shape which can be worn to level up any work outfit and offer an anecdote to what’s on-trend.

But for Mark, he sees the potential in these retro specs to be perfect for the upcoming summer. By adding the additional tint treatment to the lenses, they can be transformed into the perfect accomplice to your festival outfit. “I love these with a pink lens”, says Mark, “They bring a whole new meaning to rose-tinted glasses!” Look back on your trips and holidays with fond memories in these glasses. 

Read more about the different available colour tints here.

Delicate yet oversized glasses

We all know the 70s is making a comeback this season, so get involved with this vintage craze with these square glasses. The frames are in an exaggerated square shape in gold stainless steel and feature pale pink acetate tips. They are delicate, stylish, and will help to brighten any eye colour. With the affordable price, you can adopt the style we’ve been seeing on the catwalks a lot this season without fretting about the cost. 

Discover more about the return of the 70s sunglasses style here, just in time for summer.

Old school glasses

A homage to retro design, these Specsavers glasses are a chocolate-brown acetate frame with slim, silver metal sides. They also feature a clear layer inside which altogether adds a modern twist to the iconic “Buddy Holly feel”, which overall for Mark, “dials down the heaviness so they don’t overwhelm the face.” An ideal combination for someone who wants to add a vintage element to their look whilst complementing their features.

And with summer around the corner, you can make these specs into sunglasses with Specsavers tint and UV lens treatment. 

Read more about how to transform your glasses into prescription sunglasses here.

Bold, cat-eye sunglasses

Continuing with the sunglasses theme, Mark’s chosen these cat-eye shaped frames as one of his favourite pairs. In a teal-green and maroon tortoiseshell pattern, these bold sunglasses will elevate any outfit with Hollywood glamour.

“You can’t go wrong with a cat-eye frame”, says Mark, “the upturned edges work on most face shapes and add a touch of fabulousness to any look.”

Take Mark’s advice and add these sunnies to your collection to inject an air of sophistication and allure into your summer wardrobe.

Although the cat-eye shape is universal, you can read more about what sunglasses suit each face shape in our buyer’s guide here.

Simple frames

Whether you’re looking for your next pair of everyday glasses or wanting your outfit to do the talking, these simple, black, acetate frames will do the trick. Their angular design will suit almost everyone whilst being the perfect companion any time of day because of their uncomplicated design. For Mark, they are “an absolute bargain and super-stylish to boot” – at only £19 for single vision lenses!

Mark’s advice on glasses this spring is a surefire way to elevate any outfit, stay on-trend and help bring out your own personal style. Browse the rest of the collection here to discover affordable yet stylish glasses and sunglasses. Although Mark advises to “always take advantage of the in-store frame stylists”, you can also use the virtual try-on, frame styler tool to see what the frames look like before you buy.

For more sunglasses style and trend inspiration, check out our #LoveGlasses blog.