As it’s the month of love, heart shaped things and all things rosy, it only seemed right that we dedicate this week’s frame slot to the rouge silhouette. A great frame choice to compliment those with dark skin tones and features or create a striking contrast against fairer skinned fellows, a red frame really does pack a punch in the style stakes.

So, may we introduce to you, the chosen one this week. The Natalie from Element:


Natalie By Element: One for the redheads


And a red palette isn’t just for Valentine’s Day either. A timeless colour to add to everyday attire, celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Ellie Fanning and Social Network’s Michael Cera have all been papped in red specs. From oversized square frames, to neat rounds, to rectangular silhouettes red adds an interesting spark, whatever frame or prescription you have.

Blondes and brunettes should experiment with primary reds and tomato hues, whilst red-heads should try burgundy for an eye-catching contrast. Those with black skin and dark hair will look fabulous in any tone of red, but we think that the brighter the better! For an immediate update to your eyewear ladies, why not try out the ultra-flattering cat-eyed silhouette? Teaming it with red makes for the the perfect combination for those who are coveting vintage.

Not entirely sure which frame to go for? Check out our Style Finder, here.