Zoom and video conferences have become a way of life, and waist-up dressing is still a thing and could be for a while. Along with a sleek and chic top or shirt in a bold color or simple print, a great pair of glasses has become the best way to refresh your on-screen style.
Here’s our guide to Zoom dressing and making the most of your selection of glasses. As we head towards Spring, it’s time to refresh.
Statement Glasses Are Trending
In 2021, we all want something different. We feel tired of the same old clothes we’ve been wearing at home for months on end.
A bold, thick-rimmed frame on the right face can show confidence and charisma. A strong shape in dark colors will give you some authority and panache, helping you to hold your own on-screen, while a vibrant color or print and a thick acetate rim could express your creative edge.
Aim to draw out a side of your personality or give a hint of your passions through your glasses, with style elements you love and feel confident wearing.
Classic Tortoiseshell: Try A Twist On It
For those who want a business-like style, tortoiseshell frames are essential classics and create a perfect look for Zoom calls.
The panto is a trendy shape this year - for men and women, and with its versatility and retro inspiration, this is a winner in classical colors.
Trending honey, caramel, olive, and light tortoise choices will always look elegant and tasteful, both on-screen and off.
If you’re buying specifically for Zoom, choose a brighter contrasting two-tone tortoise or a colorful one – and consider a combination design with a patterned front and contrasting temples.
A New Flattering Color
This year we need color in our lives, tones that enhance our mood, lighten our day, or bring us joy. And as I’ve already noted: there are plenty of bright colors in the new collections.
Playing it safe is over in eyewear, and this brighter vibe will give you some style. Fresh pink. Red. Blue. Green. Even yellow. Translucent or patterned. Go for it.
Professional But Still On Trend
If you’re not up for any big statements on Zoom, you can still opt for a new look that feels fresh and professional. For some meetings, you may want to look serious and business-like without drawing attention to yourself, or just well presented with a classical look, and there are different glasses to fit the bill.
Modern versions of the rectangular or oval shapes can offer a very classical finished look, while a narrow acetate could work well for you in a cool crystal tone or classic black.
For men, slightly larger rectangles and semi-rimless styles give a smart, easy finish with a pressed shirt and tie.
Opt for a classic you’ve not tried before to give yourself a bit of a lift.
Big Shapes For A New You
With glasses, it’s easy to choose the same old color or shape each year. Apart from growing your glasses wardrobe from one pair to several (for all Zoom meeting styles), consider trying different looks that you may not have worn before.
Round shapes, geometric designs, and cat eyes are still trendy – and 1970s frames with big square lenses or in the form of a butterfly look fresh and exciting again (and not too serious and boring if you’re working from home).