Accessories are the frosting on the fashion cake. They can transform a bland outfit into something beautiful, a simple shift into something stunning.
I am all about thinking outside the traditional accessory box. I love autumn’s accessory trends- the skinny scarf, draped just so around the neck so it can blow in the breeze. Chokers ranging from velvet to leather cord to ribbon evoking iconic 90s style. Multifinger rings doing the reverse brass knuckle thing (in my mind).
My bet? These accessories will be on the chopping block by spring. That choker can transform into a wrap bracelet. The skinny scarf becomes a belt or can be woven through a chain purse strap. Why not grab an accessory that will stand the test of time, and you can wear it every day?
I’m talking about glasses!
Some of the most chic women on the planet regularly pop on a pair of glasses. Jenna Lyons, the creative director and president of J. Crew, has made her spectacular specs a part of her standout look. How about Tina Fey? This queen of comedy accessorizes with glasses. Jennifer Aniston, Justin Timberlake, Jay Z and Mindy Kaling are others who regularly rock them.
I recently received the opportunity to pick my favorite pair of glasses from GlassesUSA.com, and had an absolute field day trying on different shapes with their virtual mirror. I screen shots and sent the mock ups to one of my friends for advice. I wanted to grab more than one pair just for fun- and at frames starting at $19.20 including lenses, I could! Glasses can truly transform your look- from bold to brainy, sexy to sassy, you can change up your style in a second.
GlassesUSA.com offers frames at up to 70% retail price, and their selection is SO much better than you could ever get in a store. With free shipping and free returns, it is a risk-free purchase.
Are you the indecisive type who just CAN’T figure out what shape to buy?
Here are some typical face shapes and glass shapes that work well with them:
Round– rectangular frames sharpen your curved features
Square– round, thinner frames soften your sharper features
Triangle– balance out a wider jaw with detail on the top of the frame (Browline, Cat Eye)
Heart– medium size frames work well, not too square, not too round…Wayframe works well
Oval– most versatile face shape; go bold like Butterfly or Oversized
Here is what I chose- a cat eye shape with a tortoise frame, the Amelia E. Cressida. My face shape is oval, and with my pale skin and blue eyes I didn’t want to go too bold with the color so the brown in the tortoise blends well.
If you are looking to change up your style this fall, grab an accessory that enhances your features. GlassesUSA has a massive selection at incredibly affordable prices with free shipping. Mix it up!
Disclosure: I was provided with a pair of free prescription glasses in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, as always.