Like almost all optical wearers, picking a new frame can be a nightmare. Before you know it, you could have wasted an hour or more and still have not picked anything you like. Or even worse, you end up buying something you don’t particularly like because you were getting frustrated and just wanted to get out of the opticians.  It is always handy to do some research beforehand so you are aware what is out there and save time once you are in the opticians.

If you shop in a chain then they do have every style they stock on their website but I do understand smaller independents may not have a website that gets updated regularly so the stock may not be accurate anyway. However, quite a few brands themselves have a tool on their website which can help you to pick your frames and the latest brand to join in is Silhouette.

Silhouette Style guide

Silhouette Style guide

This style guide is pretty good, it asks you the normal questions such as your hair colour, eye colour but this one also takes into consideration your eyebrow shape and your lifestyle which is an important factor when picking your frame. It is very simple to use, go to the website, click start, simply follow the instructions on screen and answer a few simple questions. It is a bit like doing those silly quizzes you find on Facebook but it is easy and at the end of if it will suggest different frames which may be suitable for you within the Silhouette range.

Of course this style guide is only for Silhouette frames so if you go to an opticians which sells Silhouette then you can do your research beforehand which will save you a LOT of time and you will have more time for shoe shopping 😉 hehe. Enjoy discovering your style with the style guide.