Happy Tuesday everyone. Today I am joining my pals Sarah and Kim and we are talking about stylish eyewear. Are you on the hunt for some new glasses and having a hard time deciding how and what to look for? Choosing a pair of fashion-forward glasses can take years off your look and make you feel more confident. The key is finding a pair that flatters your face. The same pair of glasses you’ve worn since college will probably no longer be flattering. If you love to stay stylish, why not turn your eyewear into a chic accessory that will enhance your look. Let’s talk about how to choose eyewear over 50 that will Make you Look as Young as you Feel.
Choosing frames that suit your face is important. You don’t want the glasses to overpower your face or features. You want to select the frames that are most flattering for your face shape. The glasses I am wearing in the above pic unfortunately were broken. They are very similar to the Warby Parker Chamberlin which you can find here. Here is a handy guide with the basics on which glass shapes work for what face shape. This video on How to find your face shape on You Tube here is very helpful.
How to Choose Eyewear Over 50 that Will Make you Look as Young as you Feel
In my research, I found a lot of contradictions on what you should and should not wear. The idea is to keep your look modern and fresh. No glasses on chains or “coke bottle glasses” that scream grandma if you are looking for a youthful look.
Think of your eyewear as an accessory. If you can afford a few pairs go for it. I so miss our friend Brenda Kinsel’s blog. I learned so much from her. When I began researching this post I knew I would find some valuable information on Brenda’s blog.
I actually had plans to go eyeglass shopping with Brenda before she passed. She has a great post Over 50 Frame your Face with Colorful Eyewear here. If you want to get lost in a wonderful rabbit hole start reading her posts. She truly was the best. Brenda always paired a red lip with her stylish frames. I interviewed Brenda a few years back for Ageless Style. You might enjoy reading Ageless Style Image Consultant Brenda Kinsel here.
I found this article Live About Choosing Eyeglass Frames for Women Over 50, and this one Emoha Glasses that Make you Look Younger on point. Here are the tips I found most helpful.
SHOPPING TIPS FOR CHOOSING EYEWEAR THAT WILL MAKE YOU LOOK AS YOUNG AS YOU FEEL
I am not happy with my current glass selection. My Warby Parker Keenes are scratched to death and I can barely see out of them.
I am on the hunt for a new clear (in the first pic) pale gray pair, a blond tortoise pair, and one in a color. I am wearing the Dicaprio 316 which can be found here. I like these frames because they are not too wide. I find many of the new styles are too wide for my oval face. I wouldn’t mind a little less depth but I purchased these when we were still wearing masks (very difficult to select frames)
I actually love my sunglass frames. I have had them for four years. I love them because they are a blue-green umber tortoise which is more flattering than the brown. They are Vera Wang and you can still find them on Amazon here.
I still love them, but I would like to add a pair in a lighter color. My daughter had (I think they got smashed by you know who) the Ray Ban Erika in what they call brown but I would call it mocha, sort of a gray-brown that I think would work for me. I have them in my cart.
FAVORITE GLASS FRAMES ON MY RADAR
WHERE TO SHOP ONLINE FOR PERSCRIPTION GLASSES
I like Ray Ban for the size and more traditional options. They do not carry many fun colors, but I don’t think that is their jam.
New to me Look Optic has some really wonderful options including readers.
Lenscrafters offers a senior citizen discount if you are a member of AARP. I am not advocating AARP but I just joined. They have a lot of valuable information on the site and lots of opportunities for discounts. Lenscrafters also runs different discount opportunities you can find here.
I have purchased glasses from Warby Parker online and have had great luck with them. They will send you four or five pairs and let you try them which is a great option.
Diff Eyewear has some really fun options but if you need progressives they don’t have that option.
Quay Australia has some really fashion forward options in great color choices but I found that most of the styles are too wide for my face. They have an excellent virtual try on option that is far better than most sites that offer the same program.
Glasses USA has a ton of styles from various vendors and they have a buy one get one free now on prescription frames.
WHERE TO SHOP ONLINE FOR SASSY READERS
I still wear readers when I am on the computer. I usually buy mine locally but I like to keep a nice pair in my purse. I love Izipizi. They carry them locally at the General Store in Paso Robles in limited choices.
Peepers carries readers and progressives and I love their options.
ICU Eyewear on Amazon has a lot of options as well.
Love Eyebobs for sassy glass frames!
LAST BUT NOT LEAST LENSABEL WILL PUT LENSES IN ANY FRAME IF YOU NEED REPLACEMENT LENSES OR CAN’T FIND ANY FRAMES YOU LIKE ELSEWARE.
That’s it from me. Thank you for reading How to Choose Eyewear Over 50 that Will Make you Look as Young as you Feel. Now pop over and visit Sarah and Kim for their eyewear faves. I know they will have some fun options!