Get an inside view on eyewear fashion.
Summer calls for fresh air and a fresh wardrobe, and don’t forget to spruce up your eyewear, too. While glasses frame our faces, they also can put a classy, sassy or snazzy exclamation point on personal style.
A family-owned business, Maple Grove Pearle Vision works to provide customers with frames that not only improve their vision, but make them look and feel good. “The key is how a person feels,” says Donna Hawley, owner. “If the wearer is uncomfortable wearing their glasses, it makes for long days of discomfort.”
Taking customers’ taste into consideration, the team combines their needs and physical features (face shape, bridge size and complexion) to provide products that enhance customers’ appearance and offer optimal vision.
Keeping budgets in mind doesn’t equate to sacrificing style, shape and quality. Along with high-end brands, the Maple Grove location offers hand-selected frames for as low as $100.
What to Consider
Get light and bright this season with translucent plastic frames in a variety of tinted shades, or stick to clear frames to allow your features to fully shine through.
For something more adventurous, Hawley says that the color for 2020 is blue—a tone that complements warmer undertones and blue or green eyes.
Rose gold offers a natural finish with a deeper and more vibrant tone than regular metals.
Shapes and Styles
Large Iconic Shapes
Big round frames never seem to go out of style. (Think Jackie O.)
Who doesn’t love a modified cat eye frame?
A geometric twist with octagonal shapes adds a snap to style.
Smaller metal frames (rose gold or titanium) in unique shapes make a statement while providing a lightweight feel.
Plastic frames with nose pads are more popular because they can be customized to the shape of your bridge to enhance fit and comfort.
For a sleek look, titanium is a great option because it is a light, strong and hypoallergenic material.
Plastics are a durable option that offers a wide range of colors, textures and intricate designs.
Brands like Maui Jim and Oakley offer full-coverage styles with wrapped frames and anti-reflective coatings to reduce glare for summer activities.
Don’t forget aviator styles, which are a timeless classic that come in a variety of colors.
For a glam statement, opt for large, bold frames with embellishment, such as faux jewels. Most popular among women, this style is featured with high-end brands, such as Jimmy Choo, Burberry and Valentino.