Go glasses shopping with junior high superstar, Aria, and find out how she made her choice
It was time for our friend and Chronicles reader, Aria, to pick new glasses. She asked us to help her choose her winning pair. We thought you’d like to see why some choices worked and others, did not. If you need to get glasses in the near future, we hope our tips and guidelines will help you choose the perfect pair, too.
Aria had to first decide whether she preferred the square, smaller type of glasses, or slightly larger frames with thicker rims. She decided on the latter. Aria has a lovely oval shaped face so she can work oversized glasses. But still, not every oversized look was right for her…
This first pair is so cool with the ombre black-into-brown frames. But if you can see, the frame dips far too low onto her cheeks. Next!
Here, the depth is slightly better. And again, cool frames! But can you see the gap between Aria’s cheek and the frame? These are too wide for her. Next!
With this pair, Aria found the magic depth. Look how the frames enhance her face instead of competing with it. She also decided a squared off look was best for her. But, these still looked too wide. Especially near the top edge of the glasses. We told Aria to try again and…
This model was perfect. It’s still an oversized look, but the depth doesn’t overpower her. Also, the width and squared off curve echoes the natural curve of her face. Nice! Aria almost bought this pair and green is one of her favorite colors.
But…Aria ended up with the same model, just in a more neutral matte charcoal. You can see a hint of brown gradient in there, too. So cool!
The key is, don’t rush your glasses purchase. Try on everything and narrow down from there. Before you shop, look at pictures of teens with glasses online and find what you love. Pay special attention to the shape and size of your face and choose a pair that enhances you the very best.
If you’d like to shop where Aria did, visit SEE Eyewear in stores or online here.