Forget wrinkles and grey hair, research shows deteriorating eyesight is what we struggle with the most when it comes to getting older.
According to a recent Specsavers Vision Survey, Aussies suffer the consequences of getting older – from struggling to order off the menu to attempting to read road signs – and refuse to do anything about it out of fear of how they’ll look!
That’s right! Despite so many sexy celebrities rocking the ‘geek chic’ look with their specs (Megan Fox, Johnny Depp, Scarlett Johansson, and Jennifer Garner, just to name a few!) almost a quarter (23%) of Aussies over the age of 45 refuse to wear glasses because they think it makes them look old and ugly.
The study also found many of us in need of a visit to the optometrist resort to borrowing someone else’s pair to get us by, while one in five of us who already have a prescribed pair simply refuse to put them on!
But with a pair of fashionable specs dominating the catwalks around the globe, your ‘nesessary accessory’ could make quite the statement. Just ask Aussie fashion icon Jenny Kee.
“Bright red frames have been an instrinsic part of my image for over forty years; they give me life and energy and allow me to shape my face with a bold expression of who I am,” says Jenny.
When searching for the perfect pair, Jenny recommends letting your personality take over. “Frames come in a variety of styles and colours to suit all personalities so there’s no excuse for owning a pair that makes you feel old and ugly,” she says.
“If you’re not happy with the way you look in your glasses, then you’re not wearing the right frames to suit you!”
Here are Jenny’s top tips when searching for the perfect pair:
Be yourself: The greatest fashion gift of the mature woman is being clear about who she is and what she likes. Make sure everything you wear has a flavour of who you are.
Enjoy freedom: Don’t be a slave to trends, some shapes and colours will not suit you. Experiment with different options to see what best fits your shape and colouring.
Keep a balance: Embrace your individual flair, but utilise basics so as to not over do a specific look.
Stay current: Dressing age appropriate does not mean old. Be inspired by new styles and fashion movements. Don’t be afraid to change or re-invent your look.
Face first: When it comes to style, your face should come first. Focus on your hair and your glasses and everything else will fall into place.