Your fashion accessories are a fundamental part of showcasing your unique style. As jewelry designer Ronit Ziswiler underlines, the right accessory adds texture, color, and shape to your outfit and can pull it all together into a cohesive look—and the wrong one can disrupt your aesthetic effect and make you look careless and outdated. This principle is especially true for pieces you wear next to your face. Your eyeglasses and earrings will determine much of people’s first impression of you, so you need to make sure you know the best ways to wear them together. Here’s an overview.
Carefully Select Your Accessories’ Sizes
A good guideline to remember is to choose only one large, show-stopping accessory. That means if the eyeglasses frames you use are thick-rimmed and brash, you might want to choose smaller earring lengths and opt for dainty studs or 8mm hoops. On the other hand, eyeglasses frames with a wire-thin design will go well with larger earrings like leverbacks, teardrops, or tassels. Decide first which accessory you’d rather emphasize and choose your sizes based on that.
Wear Complementing Shapes
Glasses and earrings come in all shapes and sizes, and you’ll want ones that go together beautifully. If you already have your glasses, an easy way to choose a matching earring shape is to hold up possible ear pieces to a mirror and find which looks flattering. If you don’t have your specs yet or plan to get new frames, you can try on glasses online using virtual try on technology. Wearing your chosen earrings, you can use your camera to get a real-time preview of frames on your face. You can either highlight your face shape by choosing similar eyeglasses frame and earring shapes—like round glasses and hoop earrings—or configure a more balanced look with contrasting shapes, like cat-eye glasses and earrings with angular silhouettes.
Match Your Colors
Your accessories’ colors can make or break your entire look. Many people choose to have neutral colors for their frames so they’re versatile with any color palette—but if you’d selected something a little more striking for your frames’ hues, that can easily be worked around with your earring choice.
All you need to do is to look up an image of a color wheel. Using it, you can choose whether you want to create a contrasting color scheme by choosing an earring color opposite your glasses’ hue on the wheel or an analogous one by selecting from the adjacent tints. Leveraging a color app to match the earrings you want to wear. This will allow you to create a customized look that fits your accessories, and you can continue repainting your specs by properly removing existing colorants or using a baking soda and water solution.
Pay Attention to Your Accessories’ Material
The materials of your glasses and jewelry also play a role in how well they look on you. Metals highlight the undertone of your complexion, so it’s best to ensure that your glasses frames and jewelry serve it. If warm metals like gold work best with your skin tone, choose a frame and earring based on that observation. If your glasses are acrylic, try earrings made out of amber or crystal for a harmonious look.
Ensure that your earrings and glasses match for a cohesive, stylish look. Use the above tips to find the optimum pairing.