Unless you're one of those effortlessly-cool hipster geek-chic girls (or guys), frames might not be your fashion friend. Even "trendy" and "stylish" designs aren't a guarantee of high style. So what to do?
Contact lenses, of course! They allow you to keep looking like you or tweak what Mother Nature gave you with a splash of color - either au naturelle or for something more adventurous (& certainly more fun!), in a cyber'y steel gray or perhaps a startling shade of turquoise or gemstone-green. Perfect for special occasions but why not every day? ( http://www.visiondirect.co.uk/ has a good selection to choose from.)
And like any stylish accessory you care about, lenses need some TLC to ward off any risk of infection. Also, they sit directly on your eyeball, which can take some getting used to ... but, then again, so did those towering stilettos, super-skinny jeans and bare legs with evening-sandals in the middle of a brutal British winter.
(And besides, if the lenses thing doesn't work out, you can always go back to your trusty frames.)
- Lesley Scott
[Note: This was written in partnership with Vision Direct.]