I’m so jealous of people who wear glasses.
Not only do they frame your face better than any eyebrow ever could, but they make your eyes look bigger. If you pick a really good frame, you also get the added benefit of a super cool and effortless accessory. While sunglasses have a similar effect, as soon as you get in doors you have to take them off and the magic has disappeared. I have often been caught out by the allure of sunglasses, I wouldn’t have this problem if I wore real glasses.
Recently I have started noticing just how cool glasses look and how much I want a pair. I wouldn’t choose a discrete metal-framed style. I would pick a big ol’ pair of plastic retro framed glasses. Nice thick frames, maybe a slight cat-eye shape to give a little uplift. From old school NHS / Jarvis Cocker style glasses, to ultra chic Tom Ford frames. The only way to go is retro!
There are so many great retro shapes to pick from, all of which are super cool. The hipsters in East London are wearing a lot of small, round frames. Part Harry Potter, part 1920’s intellect. The girls of the 1950’s wore more of a cat-eye shape. These glasses are really fun and glamz. The shape of them is super flattering as it gives a great uplift to your face. A little like winged eyeliner does, but with less effort, you can go subtle with your cat eye shape, or you can even find frames which accentuate the shape with crystals and detailing.
In the 70’s NHS glasses were practical and cheap. Then Jarvis Cocker came along in the 1990’s and he showed us all how cool they could look. He rocked his pair with 70’s shirts and ties, indie hair and sometimes even a velvet suit. Amazing! Pulp were amazing and his glasses became an icon of cool for so many indie kids. Jarvis Cocker is still cool and so are his glasses. Proof that big chunky frames are still awesome, if you don’t have the 70’s jumpers to match the 70’s glasses and you want to go a little safer with you choice, Ray-Ban is the way to go. They have thick frames, comfortable to wear and flattering on every face shape and perfect for every situation from the office to the cocktail bar and everywhere in between.
SCLO have some great retro frames, it is well worth checking them out!