As a nation, the French, and Parisians in particular, are renowned for their impeccable sense of style. If you’re looking for how to rock your glasses with effortless style, we’ve got a few tips.

It’s fair to say that as a nation when it comes to style we’re pretty obsessed with the way the French (and Parisian’s more specifically) look and carry themselves. From the perfectly tousled hair to the no-makeup makeup and of course we can’t forget that certain je ne sais quoi that’s almost impossible to put our finger on; we have a lot to learn from our Gallic counterparts.

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Keep your colour palette as neutral and monochrome as possible. Colours like black, white, navy, grey and tortoiseshell are not only timeless classics but will see you through the seasons, no matter what trends may come and go. Also, monochromic frames are more likely to go with any and everything in your closet. Whether you’re opting for a thick-rimmed acetate pair or a refined metal design, you can’t go wrong with these basic colours.

Splash of colour (but not too much)

Like the beauty of a single red lip that stands out most beautifully against a subtler look, if monochrome isn’t your thing then opt for a single splash of colour. Keep it simple and try and stay away from zany prints that will be too distracting. Block colours like red, navy and purple will be your answer to the red lip, but on your eyes.

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There’s nothing worse than finding the perfect frames in the right colour and shape, only to find that they don’t fit or suit your face. Make sure you’re always looking as fitted and styled as our Parisian sisters with the help of our free Home Trial that lets you try up to four frames for seven days. If you don’t want to fuss with postage, our Best Fit Machine and Virtual Try-On are also great options. Psst, returns are free so don’t worry if you find your frames don’t fit right.


Finally, if there’s one thing the French know about, it’s quality! Regardless of what your frames look like, none of that will matter if they’re not made from quality materials. Metal, acetate and plastic are great materials because not only are they durable, hardwearing and hypoallergenic, but they also look really good.

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