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Trendy Turned Chic. Choosing Frames To Fit Your Face

2.23.2015
This is going to be a reeeeal treat today let me tell ya. Y'all don't normally get to see me with glasses on, no one does except for my husband. The only time I wear them in public is when a contact has fallen in the floor never to be found again or has ripped in half and I don't have a spare.

Glasses || Nails || Lip || Vest (similar)

I didn't start wearing contacts until last year because I was a ginormous baby about touching my eyes. Before I got over that fear I struggled with finding glasses that made me feel comfortable. So often I would go without any at all and squint to see the board at school or menu's over a counter just because I couldn't bear the thought of looking like a total nerd.

It wasn't until I took a job at an eye doctor's office where I had to learn what glasses complimented people's different face shapes and their facial features. Part of my job was helping patients pick out frames that suited them and would work with whatever their diagnosis was (ie: astigmatism, high prescription, nuclear holes, etc). It was then that I finally figured out what glasses worked for me and I gained an unhealthy obsession with having different frames.

1. Pick out a frame that is the complete opposite of your face shape.
For instance if you have an extremely round face, a round frame is only going to make you look.... rounder. So you need to choose a square or rectangular frame to make your face appear thinner and longer. Complicated right?

2. The size of the frame should fit the scale of your face. You don't want your frames sticking out on both sides of your head like those trucks with the extended side mirrors. Nor do you want them so small they hardly reach the outer corner of your eye. You need a frame that sits just outside the outer corners of your eyes.

3. Choose a frame to accentuate a feature and your skin tone. For instance I chose these tortoise colored frames because they reflect off the dark and light color of my hair. I could have also chosen a discreet blue frame to accent my blue eyes. Take your hair color, eye color and skin tone into consideration when choosing a frame.

Your glasses certainly don't have to blend in, but you most definitely don't want them sticking out like a sore thumb. There are so many trendy frame choices out there now that it's actually fun to wear them! Plus nerdy/chic seems to be a thing now :) Where was that style when I was in high-school?


You can get your own pair of Firmoo glasses today! Any frames found on this page are free! Or visit this page to get a 50% coupon code for your first pair. Seriously, how can you beat those deals?

Now go get nerdy, chic y'all!

12 comments on "Trendy Turned Chic. Choosing Frames To Fit Your Face"
  1. Maybe I am missing something but which frames are free and how do you get the coupon code? The only link I'm finding is "FIRMOO" one.

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  2. Definitely loving those frames on you! Tortoise shell is such a perfect color choice!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. you look so cute in those glasses!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  4. I love your glasses on you, they look so sophisticated and chic! Thanks for all the tips on picking out frames - that can be a tricky process.

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  5. So freakin' cute, you look adorable in those glasses friend :)

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  6. I've been debating about new glasses for awhile. I love these on you, super cute!

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  7. You seriously look adorable. I can't handle it.

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  8. Those glasses look amazing on you...and your pics, so gorgeous!

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  9. oooh I posted my Firmoo review yesterday! So fun. These are super cute on you! You should wear glasses more often! XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  10. I love finding the perfect pair of glasses! I'll definitely be heading over to check out Firmoo! Xo, Stephanie

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