We encourage experimenting with style, but what about the pieces you can wear in the long run? How do you style wardrobe staples? When it comes to tried-and-true classics, black is the colour you can rely on no matter what. And black frames can add an edge to your look or tie it together. Here’s a guide to styling black frames.
Play with shapes
Now that you’ve learned how to find the perfect frame for your face shape, you can experiment with different frame styles in black. The colour black is universal, but it can impact your overall look. An acetate aviator in black or angular wayfarer are classic styles that pair well with a leather bomber jacket or trench coat. The idea is to balance your closet staples and modernize them with bolder frames.
Put a spin on the classics
Speaking of classic styles, if you have a black wayfarer or cat-eye, you can add colour to or modernize the frame with your lenses. Try a purple fashion tint, red lens or mirror effect to add a twist. It’s unexpected but doesn’t compete with your more colourful outfits. If you’re in head-to-toe black, it also adds a subtle pop of colour in a more thoughtful (and practical) way.
If you want black glasses but with something extra, look out for frames with accents like gold bolts, metal hardware or thicker rims. Black frames do not need to be boring! And you can make a black frame your own with these details. If you’re not big on jewelry, then accents are a great way to minimize accessories and add warmth. The point of wardrobe staples is that they grow and evolve with you, and these little details just add visual intrigue to your overall look.
Go big and go bold
If you want something bolder irrespective of your skin tone, we suggest opting for a thicker black frame. You can even ask to add clear lenses to sunglass frames. (They’re usually thicker). It’s a great oversized option that can take you from day to night, so if you don’t have time to change after work, you can pack your bold pair and throw it on before dinner.
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