Embrace dopamine-dressing with coloured glasses

‘Dopamine-dressing’ might be a term you’ve heard thrown about recently, or maybe it’s something entirely new to you — but what does the phrase actually mean?  

What is dopamine-dressing?

Essentially, ‘dopamine-dressing’ is the idea that wearing brightly coloured clothing can have a positive psychological effect. This means super-bright clothing or accessories can effectively help to boost your mood. How great is that? Tied to this is the colour-therapy concept that emphasises how a particular colour palette can symbolise or evoke certain emotions or behaviours. For example, we’ve all heard of the saying ‘January blues’ or ‘feeling blue’ and immediately know what this means. 

Unsurprisingly, since the pandemic ‘dopamine dressing’ has been identified as a growing trend in fashion. An optimistic and fun approach to fashion for those who don’t want to take themselves too seriously.

Luckily for us glasses wearers, we immediately have a functional accessory to hand that can help to make our outfits more playful — our specs! Check out our advice on dopamine dressing for all genders and ages as well as a round-up of our top coloured glasses picks. 

Purple glasses

Go for a pair of funky yet paired back purple frames with these quirky and unique coloured glasses. The transparent thick outer edges make for a retro yet modern style. The black gem detail on the temples is the cherry on the cake. Purple promotes mental balance, stability and in particular, harmony of the mind and emotions. Take the look even further by pairing them with a lilac tee, blue jeans and a bright pair of trainers.

Red glasses 

Red is certainly not a forgettable colour. It can mean strength, courage and leadership just as much as passion, lust and desire — meaning it’s the perfect colour to take you from the office to date night! Take these suitably named Paprika glasses by Specsavers. This frame is an ultra-feminine scarlett, clubmaster-style with delicate art nouveau details to finish. Pair these specs with a black or grey suit for the office and some patent black heels. Switch the skirt or trousers out for skinny jeans to easily create your on-the-go date night look. 

Pink glasses

If you want a feminine look with a romantic edge, pink is the colour to keep an eye out for. Beyond the traditional connotations, pink can also represent friendship and affection. Dusky pink is a good first step into the coloured glasses trend but still allows you to stick with something timeless. These oversized square glasses by Liberty are breathtaking. The lenses transition you all the way from the 1970s to the 2020s, and feature a beautiful Liberty’s Iphis print design on the temples for a luxurious feel. Complete the dopamine dressing style with a red cardi, layered over a pink dress and floral bag. 

Take a peek at the Liberty London collection in more detail or browse the full collection online.  

Green glasses

If there’s ever a time to be green with envy, it’s the first time you see the Specsavers Les glasses. Crafted from dark green metal, light reflections range from silver through to turquoise hues. This colour palette looks great against most hair colours, but really stands out teamed with blonde or auburn locks. The rectangular lenses are a safe bet, with a double bridge and side cutout detail that give the design continuity from front to back. Finish the look with a green tee, bright blue denim jeans and a colourful pair of trainers. 

Blue glasses

Blue doesn’t always have to mean that you’re ‘feeling blue’. Blue can also mimic nature and symbolise tranquillity, freedom and imagination. The Specsavers Drew frames are one of our favourite blue glasses picks. These vibrant frames mimic the ocean with an ombre effect that fades from electric blue at the browline to a pale blue, almost clear, acetate at the bottom. This style also gives the face added shape through subtle contouring. These glasses would look great with a navy blue traditional suit, or perhaps a light blue linen suit for a summer wedding or formal look. 

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Yellow glasses

When it comes to starting a new chapter, whether that’s a new year, new job or celebrating new life (or new specs) — yellow is the colour that comes to mind. Yellow can be quite a scary colour, but these Specsavers Frida glasses are a truly wearable tone. The square shape eases you further into the colour palette, and contrasted with purple sides, they’re a great colourful option for darker skin tones or hair colours — to really make the frames pop! Introduce these frames into your wardrobe with a multi-coloured chunky knit cardigan, layered over a white or grey t-shirt dress to neutralise the look. 

But which frames will suit you?

Intrigued by coloured glasses and how they would look on you? Try out our virtual try-on tool to see which style looks best on you and read our Buyer’s Guide for purchasing tips. Or, pop into your local store to check out our frames in person! 

If you want to read more about glasses style or trends, visit our#LoveGlasses blog for inspiration.