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Top Tips for Matching Your Glasses to Your Outfit

Jamie Mendiola

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Jamie Mendiola

Updated: 26 February 2024 •  
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Having trouble matching your glasses to your outfit while getting ready?
 
Yeah, we totally get it. A good pair of glasses often works as an extra accessory, and it can make or break your outfit for the day.
 
But, no need to fret anymore. Here are some practical tips on matching your glasses to your outfit with almost no effort.
 

1. Select glasses that go well with your skin tone

identify your skin tone

Identifying your skin tone is the first step in creating a great look.

 
Before you shop for clothes and put on your favorite pair of spectacles, consider your base first. Mainly, check and identify your skin tone.
 
What skin tone do you have? Do you consider your skin tone pale, deep, or somewhere in between? Is it warm, neutral, or cold?
 
Since our eyesight can be unreliable sometimes, one of the definite ways to find out your skin tone is to do a vein test. Look at the veins on your wrist in broad daylight, and check what color they are.
 
If most of them are blue and purple, your skin tone will likely be cool. If they’re green, then you have a warm skin tone. Lastly, you’re probably in the neutral category if it’s a mix of both.
 
Being aware of your skin tone makes everything more manageable in the long run. Rather than trying on hundreds of spectacles to find the right one, you can go straight to the right shades that will complement your skin perfectly.
 
Here’s a brief guide on which color palettes can fit your unique skin tone.
 
bold colors on warm skin tones

Anyone with warm skin tones will look good in bold colors. Source: Rolling Stone

 
If you have a warm skin tone, you’re in the same category as Kim Kardashian, Jessica Alba, and Beyonce. Rich colors like red, amber, and gold will suit you well. It’s also great to match nature-inspired neutrals like cappuccino brown or cream.
 
neutral tones suit muted palettes

Neutral-toned girls like Angelina Jolie suit muted palettes. Source: The Cut

 
Neutral skin tones are in love with anything in the color wheel. Look at celebs like Angelina Jolie and Kerry Washington, who can wear anything. However, soft and muted colors such as dusty pink and jade green will look stunning on you since they don’t overwhelm your skin tone.
 
cool skin tone matches bright colors

Lupita Nyong’o, with her cool skin tone, matches deep and bright colors. Source: Allure

 
For a cool skin tone, you’re in the same club as Nicole Kidman and Lupita Nyong’o. You’ll stand out from the crowd with deep blue, purple, or green. Bright colors like ruby red and white will also make you look like royalty.

While matching your skin tone can be convenient, note that these are just guidelines, not rules. Your skin tone can also change based on the weather, so don’t strictly rely on it when shopping for glasses.

At the end of the day, no one can stop you from wearing the colors you love. The best color palette for your skin tone is the one you feel most comfortable with.
 

2. Assess the dominating colors in your wardrobe

assess your dominating colors

Look at your wardrobe–what range of colors do you usually wear?

 
After knowing your base, let’s get into the outfit matching your glasses. Open up your wardrobe and see what you usually wear.
 
Do you always go for bright, neon clothes? Or are you more about the all-black modern look? What’s the general vibe and color theme of your everyday outfit?
 
When you know the answers to these questions, you can quickly narrow down which type of glasses you want to wear. For instance, a dark academia OOTD can use our Steven glasses.
 
Mouqy's Steven glasses

Mouqy’s black Steven glasses

 
Another pro tip is to look at the color wheel as your reference. You can match everything in one color, which makes for a monochromatic look, or use shades that work together.
 
A great example is complementary color pairs, like yellow-purple or red-green. Matching our green-framed Kuma glasses with a magenta dress will instantly make you stand out.
 
mouqy kuma with acetate frame

Mouqy’s green Kuma glasses

 
On the other hand, analogous color combinations look harmonious—something like yellow-green and blue-violet. Try pairing our blue Chord glasses with a green jacket, and you’ll never look back.
 
chord rectangle shiny blue front view

Mouqy’s Chord glasses

 

3. Think about where you wear your glasses to the most

glasses for the occasion

Where you go with your glasses is another essential factor to consider.

 
Buying a pair of glasses isn’t only about colors and design; it’s also about practicality. More than that, it’s about how your glasses can fit into your lifestyle.
 
Ask yourself: where do you usually go during the day? Do you attend special occasions frequently? Your specs should suit you wherever you go.
 
Simple and casual frames will do if you’re at home, chilling and working. Something cute and cozy, like our Billie glasses, will be perfect for your staycation.
 
billie square tortoise front view

Mouqy’s tortoiseshell Billie glasses

 
In contrast, if you wear glasses in the office, consider a pair that feels comfortable and sturdy at the same time. Subtle designs, like our Designer glasses, will match your corporate uniform perfectly.
 
Mouqy’s Designer frames

Mouqy’s black and silver Designer glasses

 
And, of course, if you have the budget for it, why not buy multiple pairs for special occasions?
 
Dress it up like Ali Wong, who admitted that she had different spectacles in her collection, each one for special events. Like her, don’t hesitate to match your glasses according to your calendar.
 
For instance, a classic and timeless pair of Abby glasses will complete your look if you’re going to a wedding.
 
Mouqy's Abby Eyeglasses

Mouqy’s rose gold Abby glasses

 
Got invited to a TED talk conference? Spiff yourself up with our cool Billie glasses.
 
billie square tortoise front view

Mouqy’s tortoiseshell Billie glasses

 
Lastly, if you’re going to a fun night out with your friends, play it up with a sultry pair of Aurora glasses!
 
Mouqy's Aurora Eyeglasses

Mouqy’s Aurora glasses

 

4. Match your glasses to accessories for a change

match glasses with accessories

Matching your glasses with your outfit is always a win.

 
We understand if you’re not a big fan of mixing and matching colors for your daily OOTD. Sometimes, we only need a few curated neutrals in our closets.
 
So, instead of stressing over your clothes, why not match your glasses with your accessories?
 
This idea is super efficient, especially if you like monochromatic outfits. You’ll wear all black or any other color, from head to toe. Then, spice it up with matching accessories and jewelry.
 
The specs can be your necessary pop of color. If you wear gold jewelry, a pair of glasses will tie the whole look together. It will give an effortlessly chic vibe.
 
Complete your monochromatic look with our gold Alex glasses.
 
alex square gold front view

Mouqy’s Alex glasses

 

It’s all about confidence, baby!

Matching your glasses to your outfit can be a fun little exercise for your fashion senses. Not only will you look more put-together, but you’re also letting your personality show more.
 
It’s like playing dress-up but in real life. And it has the added benefit of leveling up your confidence. A stunning pair of glasses and a fashionable outfit are the perfect armor you need to face the day.
 
Remember: pulling off your favorite looks is about confidence and how good you feel. So, don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles and colors for your glasses.
 
If you want more info like this, check out Mouqy’s blog for more eyewear style tips, like our latest face shape guide.
 
End by reminding readers that the key to pulling off any look comes down to confidence and how good you feel, so don’t be afraid to experiment and step out of your comfort zone.

Jamie Mendiola
Jamie is a writer and non-profit volunteer advocating for mental health. When not typing up a storm at work, you'll find her binge-watching Netflix or meditating like Yoda.

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