This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Vision Direct.
I got my first pair of glasses when I was eleven or twelve, it was all very new and exciting at first but I grew to hate them quite quickly. I’m not surprised, they really weren’t doing me any favours. They were thick, black & white, and rectangular. If only I could go back in time and tell myself “Chloe, darling, you have a square head. Put the rectangular frames down.” But alas, I didn’t have future me for guidance so I ended up burying them deep in the back of the cupboard and pretending I didn’t need them for years. This was all well and good until I learnt to drive and realised I couldn’t read road signs until I was underneath them. Back to the opticians I went.
As if by miracle (or by increased frame options), my second experience with glasses was the complete opposite. And now look at me! They’re embedded in my personal style. I’d even go so far to say they’re my favourite accessory.
There are many perks to buying glasses online (not having to brush your hair, shower, or take off your pyjamas, to name a few), but it’s not always the easiest task. There are so many frames out there and it’s hard to know which ones will suit you when you don’t have the chance to try them on. Of course, there is always the option of ordering them and sending them back if they’re not quite right but that’s almost as much effort as going into a shop in the first place. So with hope to save your time and effort, I have collaborated with Vision Direct to create their #MyFaceShapeIs tool.
There are two main factors I consider when I’m choosing the perfect frames.
The first being ‘Do they suit me?’, my face shape, my skin tone, my hair colour, my dark brows (I can’t wear dark glasses with that little bar over the top because they make me look like I have a mono-brow).
The second being ‘Do they suit my wardrobe?’. It might seem silly but it’s so important! You might find a pair of frames that suit your face perfectly but you can never wear them because they clash with all your clothes.
This is where the #MyFaceShapeIs tool comes in. I have been into Vision Direct HQ and rummaged through all the frames they have to offer so you don’t have to. All you need to do is select your Face Shape, Skin Tone, and Hair Colour. This will generate three pairs of glasses I think will suit you the best.
So if you’re looking for new specs but have a hard time finding frames that flatter, give it a try! I’d love to know what you think!