In life, choosing between anything is always a torment, irrespective of whatever it is.
Choosing your outfit for the day, deciding what to prepare for dinner, or even choosing a name for your pet!
But what we’re going to talk about now is how to choose your glasses.
If this isn’t your first rodeo, then you’ll understand that long, long process of choosing one in the hundreds of frames displayed all over the optics store.
It’s not your fault there are so many to choose from!
So, if you’re new in the glasses-wearing scene, this is your lucky day because you can avoid looking like a newborn fawn seeing the optics store as an entirely new realm!
If you’ve had your fair share of going in blind (wink, wink) without having a firm grasp of what looks good on you yet, then you’re welcome to keep reading, too!
Because this guide is made specifically for all the boys and girls with blonde hair and is looking for suitable glasses to go with them!
Color Me Anything!
Skin tone’s the first and most challenging aspect that you should consider.
Sure, it might seem easy because you can eyeball your skin and look at every pair of glasses available.
But it’s not that easy.
Some colors could look a bit too flashy for your skin.
For example, hot pink on pale skin.
Not only will you look like a piece of paper drawn haphazardly by a neon pink highlighter, but this combination can also clash so severely that people might hurt their eyes just by LOOKING at you.
A hot tip for glasses wearers with blonde hair everywhere: if you’re not sure what looks good on you, go with the COMPLETE opposite of skin tone!
So, that gives you brighter, bold colors (i.e., gold or red) for those with darker skin tones and cool, darker ones (i.e., tortoiseshell or purple) for pale skin.
But let’s be honest, though: having a dark skin tone is terrific, style-wise. You can use any color on yourself – be it dark or bright in complete opposites of the spectrum – and STILL be able to work it!
However, if you think there’s still something off with the color you picked, here’s another hot tip: you can never go wrong with black.
It might make you appear serious, but if that’s the look you are going for, then you’re in luck!
The (Face) Shape of You
This here’s the tricky part.
Everyone has different face shapes. So different that you may inherit one of your parent’s face shapes, but there are still a few differences that require more scrutiny for anyone to notice.
Although, in general, we have two common face shapes for everyone in the world.
And those are the round and geometric shapes.
But, wait, there’s more to them!
For round faces, there are the oval-shaped, the heart-shaped, and the oblong-shaped faces.
The geometric ones have base-down triangle-shaped, diamond-shaped, and square-shaped faces.
Despite how overwhelming all of these might be, here’s a tip you should never forget that came from what you learned from the last one:
Go with the complete opposite!
If your face shape falls under the round ones, then bold, squared angles are the best styles for you. You might want to look into a couple of examples: the cat-eye or the wingtip glasses.
However, there are some round face shapes where you can reconsider turning to round frames.
Heart-shaped faces have a prominent forehead but a narrow chin. The perfect frames for this need to have a wide bottom to go toe-to-toe from the inverted triangle of your chin.
In this case, it’s also for the best that you get a frame with circular lenses.
Another example is the oval-shaped faces out there. Again, because of how your face here would be longer instead of comprehensive, you’ll want your glasses to highlight your cheekbones more and give them an upswept look.
So, other than turning to square-shaped lenses, you’ll want a pair of glasses that have oval lenses, too!
While you’ll want angular shapes for round face shapes, by that logic, round glasses are ideal for geometric-shaped faces; namely, circular or aviator glasses.
Of course, just like with the last face shape, you might find your face complementing those glasses that have angular shapes, too!
Diamond-shaped faces, for one, have a narrow chin and forehead but prominent cheekbones. Because of how many angles your face have, you’ll want to lessen them to at least look softer to bring more attention to your lovely eyes and cheekbones.
To do this, you can use rectangular frames if oval ones are not available. And if neither of those is in stock, cat-eye frames are up in the air.
For a triangular face shape, you’ll want your broad jawline to be balanced out by a pair of glasses with a wider top so that you can use cat eye frames here, too, and a geometric one!
Remember: measure your face for sunglasses and pay attention to your facial features because the frame style you choose entirely depends on it!
Making It Pop!
So, you’ve got skin tones in the bag and face shapes, but how can you have your glasses complement your face and make every best feature you have (esp. your blonde hair) pop out?
Hair color’s one way!
Yes, it’s already mentioned at the beginning that this article is for both blonde girls and boys everywhere.
However, did you know that there are differences in blondes?
Now, this begs the question: what color would your glasses go with blonde hair?
Well, first off, here are the differences: one has a warmer shade while the other has a cooler undertone.
Blonde hair looks “warm” when its color leans more on honey or bronze tones, making them look far darker than the “cool” blonde hair.
Ashy, platinum tones give off that “cool” atmosphere. Think of sunlight in the middle of winter; too pale to bring warmth.
This is the only situation where the “opposites attract” can’t be applied.
So, if you have warm blonde hair, you can go with gold, tortoiseshell, or even forest green.
Go with equally cool colors, like gray, blue, or white for cool blondes.
Another facial feature you might want to give more attention to is your eyes!
Everyone’s eye color is meant to be unique and personal. It’s why it’s called “the gateway to the soul,” after all.
Sometimes, there are flecks of gold in your green eyes, maybe some blue in your gray ones, and rich chocolate for brown.
Your eyes are one of the unique features that make everyone so special, which is why you should give them the spotlight they deserve!
So, cool shades for cool eye colors (i.e., green and blue) deserve something that screams “nature” (for green) and complementary (for blue) like soft orange.
On the other hand, warm colors for brown eyes should have you stick close to earthy colors, like tortoiseshell, to amplify your eyes’ richness.
Choosing a pair of glasses will always be the awkward first step you’ll need to take to be a real glass-wearer. It’s almost like your initiation!
And having a lighter hair color like blonde might look like it doesn’t give you many options, but that’s not the case at all!
You will also be able to speed things up a bit once you consider other variables, which can only happen if you know what you’re looking for.
Once you’ve listed down your color options and frame styles, you’ll be strapped and ready to head inside your optics store to test everything that you’ve learned!