Fashion

4 Instagram-friendly ways to style eyewear

In partnership with
HUGO at Specsavers

Whether it’s adding edge to the comfort wear trend or mastering effortless French girl style, your glasses can play a big part in your look. Here’s how to match them to the biggest trends…

We all own more than one pair of shoes, rotate handbags and wear different coats for different seasons, so it’s only logical that it should be the same when it comes to something as prominent as glasses.

Beyond the practical, they’re also the ultimate accessory and often the final piece of the puzzle when it comes to tying a look together.

Just as the same pair of statement earrings aren’t right for every outfit, building up a collection of frames opens the door to having fun with your style and creating fresh looks.

If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to upping your eyewear game, we’ve taken inspiration from the Instagram style trends taking over our feeds…

1. French girl cool

Starting from the head down, by the time you’ve worked a beret and a pair of coloured frames into your look, you’re 85% of the way to mastering the much-admired French girl style.

Textures, floaty layers and feminine prints are key to mastering one of the most prolific looks on Instagram.

French women are known not to deviate from core classics, so these round frames are a sound investment, but the blue-tinged colourway will add that touch of English eccentricity.

2. Comfort wear

If you wouldn’t be seen dead leaving the house in your loungewear, then it’s time to upgrade to ‘comfort wear’.

That term can apply to anything that makes you feel unapologetically contented, whether that’s a slouchy hoody or elasticated tracksuit bottoms (or even better, both).

Some of Instagram’s snappiest dressers have made this their signature look over the festive period and beyond, proving that you can be known for sharp, slinky separates one minute and just-borrowed-this-from-my-boyfriend the next – the two aren’t mutually exclusive.

Give your oversize cottons some conviction with a pair of tortoiseshell frames like these ones from Hugo at Specsavers (the perfect opportunity to cash in on that 2-for-1 offer) for a polished, ready-for-business flourish.

3. Padded outerwear

Streetstyle mavens love what on paper would be considered an oxymoron. 

Take giant, padded coats in primary block colours worn with ladylike midi skirts and spiky heels. It’s the whole juxtaposition of oversize silhouettes alongside more feminine cuts that have helped this microtrend gain pace. 

A decadently quilted jacket is certainly practical for when temperatures drop, so take this as your cue to conjure up equally offbeat combinations, such as ski-wear with lace dresses or cycling shorts with mannish shirts and strappy sandals.

Whichever fusion you go for, top your outfit off with some edgy, coloured frames by Hugo at Specsavers for a look that’s truly unique to you.

4. Colour-pop suiting

Is there anything more impactful than a co-ord? And a creation as effortless as the suit? Well, the good news is that this season has spawned a happy union of the two. 

Whether you choose a soft corduroy or a luxe wool-blend, the co-ords to be seen in right now are tailored, sharp and always in a bold colour.

Suiting is a brilliantly versatile uniform choice because of the myriad (and faultless) ways you can style it, with a pair of classic frames acting as the perfect accessory.

A simple round model will prove to be a timeless investment and nods to traditional office wear - even if your suit is a million miles away from being considered corporate.

The new HUGO range at Specsavers has all the frames you need to style the latest trends. Discover the range in-store or online.