Eyewear Guide: Framing Your Fall Look

Eye Health, Featured Article, VSP
on October 12, 2015
Framing Your Fall Look

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Sure, your glasses may be a necessity, but who says they can’t do double duty as a rockin’ accessory to complete any look? The only trick is finding the perfect pair among myriad options to suit your style. Decisions, decisions.

Luckily, the style experts at VSP Direct are here to break down the season’s hottest trends in eyewear. Here, Dr. Stephanie Kirschbaum, a VSP provider, gives us the scoop.

SL: Sure, classic black or brown frames are always an option, but what color frames are currently trendy for fall? 

Brighter colors are trending right now, especially greens, blues and purples. Very popular are the “Island” colors and frames with color combinations like black and white, black and green, blue and green. Even MEN are wearing colors now such as deep blues and greens. Exciting!

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SL: Many like to run or take their workout outdoors in order to take advantage of the crisp fall weather. Can you give us advice for selecting glasses that athletes won’t have to worry about adjusting or even losing when they’re breaking a sweat? 

Lightweight lenses and frames are ideal for athletes. Also, a frame that has a slight wrap as well as temples (arms) that wrap and hug the head are comfortable and stay put. These features make for an ideal piece of athletic “equipment.”

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Want to really pick a pair of glasses suited to your style? The most important thing to consider when picking out new eyeglasses (besides functionality, of course) is whether the frame suits your face. Here is a handy guide to determine which styles are best for your face shape:

Ideally, you’ll want to go with frames in a rectangular, round, oval or square shape. Aviators and wayfarer styles are often complementary to heart-shaped faces as well as rimless, “lightweight” styles.

Fall Fashion Frames

Nine West 1042 | VSP

Round faces are often flattered by angular, narrow frames—a distinct bridge and wide frames can help to lengthen the face. The best frame shapes are rectangle, square, cat-eye, wayfarer and aviator.

Eyewear Style Guide: This Season's Fashion Frames

Nine West 1050 | VSP

Narrow frame styles are best for softening angles. Rectangle, square, cat-eye, wayfarer and aviator shapes are well-suited for a square face.


Nine West 5050 | VSP

Because oval faces are generally known for well-balanced features, maintain the natural proportions with wide frames. The best styles for achieving this are rectangle, square, cat-eye, wayfarer and aviator.


Nine West 5103 | VSP

You may also want to assess your coloring to determine which hue to choose for your new favorite accessory. Is your skin tone cool (blue undertones) or warm (yellow undertones)? Once you determine which best describes your face, choose from the list of on-trend color options that complement your tone, or stick with a classic neutral. According to Pantone’s Fashion Color Report, below are the top 10 colors for men and women in fall 2015. Pictured from left to right: Dried Herb, Desert Sage, Stormy Weather, Oak Buff, Marsala, Biscay Bay, Reflecting Pond, Cadmium Orange, Cashmere Rose and Amethyst Orchid.

Eyewear Style Guide: This Season’s Fashion Frames


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