The style of eyeglasses a person chooses to wear says a lot about them, whether they intend the frames to or not. Frames are the first thing a person often notices when looking at your face so choose wisely.
Just as most clothing isn’t appropriate for every environment, some eyeglasses are perfect for certain situations but might not translate well to others. If you are a business person working in a conservative environment you will be best served with a classic frame either in metal or tortoise and a subtle shape. If you are in a more creative environment choose an edgy shape in chunky zyl offering a bold color or texture. If you are engaging in sports be certain to choose sport glasses with polycarbonate lenses. If your job takes you in and out of doors regularly you might choose a frame with lenses sporting photochromatic lenses changing your eyeglasses into sunglasses when exposed to UV rays.
Classic styles include ovals, rectangles, cateyes and some circles. Modern shapes might feature lenses that are “upside down” in appearance featuring a wider base, wide temples and even assymetrical designs. Materials and color can also take a classic style and make it modern, think a classic little oval coated in orange rubber, suddenly it is cutting edge.
Think of your eyeglasses as less a commodity and more a piece of your wardrobe. You need different looks for work and play, perhaps daytime and evening, and indoors and out.