Fashion in Focus: Tortoise Never Fails10:44 AM
Why not black, you may be wondering? Black is considered by many to be the building blocks of a wardrobe, but if you have ever worn black frames, you know how heavy they can look on your face. In the world of glasses, black frames are a very strong fashion statement -- there is nothing subdued about a bulky black plastic frame. Tortoise shell, however, has a softer infusion of several colors, making for a much lighter and approachable look.
Where black frames can be harsh, the same frame shape in tortoise shell can look light and airy. Exactly what spring and summer needs!
How can you bring your basic tortoise shell frame into summer 2014? Dr. S breaks it down with two fashion forward stylings:
One: Let the Glasses Frame Your Face
Two: Pop of Gold
Looking for something with a little more punch? I love pairing tortoise shell with gold for a stronger statement. Gold is still your metal of choice in 2014, and there are no signs of the gold phenomenon fading any time soon. Tortoise shell naturally has gold highlights, so the color story flows quite naturally. Look for a pop of gold in the temples or in a two-tone effect along the face of the frame.
All photos in this post are from the talented Melissa DeLorme photography