4 Eyewear Styles Moms Can Try for a Fashion Makeover

Being a mom may involve juggling multiple responsibilities amid busy schedules, but that shouldn’t stop you from exploring your fashion sense. As covered in a previous post outlining styling tips for moms, this opportunity allows you to tap into self-care and reclaim your identity even after motherhood.

Such tips involve balancing style and practicality, like using lightweight cardigans and kimonos not just as layering pieces but also to regulate body temperature changes due to postpartum.

Additionally, another wardrobe element you can consider experimenting with is eyewear. Beyond being functional for protecting and enhancing your vision, the variety of frame styles and lens options allows you to find a pair that suits your fashion and lifestyle needs.

That said, here are some mom-friendly eyewear styles.

Clear frames

Instead of sticking to the usual black or brown frames that can easily look dull, why not switch things up a bit with clear frames? Typically made of modern materials like zylonite or cellulose acetate, these frames can be a chic alternative to conventional colors while still being lightweight and durable for everyday use, whether you’re running errands or taking care of your kid at home.

Not only do these plastic frames suit all skin types, but they also appear almost invisible from a distance, allowing you to easily pair them with clothes and other accessories.

Oversized sunglasses

Even if you don’t wear glasses for vision correction, you still need a pair of sunglasses to shield your eyes from ultraviolet damage, especially when you’re outside exposing your baby to natural sunlight. Fortunately, you can maximize sun protection through the coverage offered by stylish oversized frames.

Online retailer Clearly’s vast selection of sunglasses for women includes oversized options ranging from affordable in-house collections to designer brands. There’s Clearly’s very own Acrylics sunglasses if you want something bolder, and Michael Kors’ MK2137U Anaheim for a more subdued look with neutral or gradient colors.

Cat-eye frames

Another playful frame style you can consider adding to your wardrobe is the cat-eye shape. Although you’ve probably encountered them in previous decades as a kid or a teen, cat-eye frames are once again in vogue—just in time for you to sport them like the stylish mom you are.

They can come in subtle, minimalist styles like Vooglam’s Veromca pair or something bolder and more unique from the same brand’s Marian model. No matter which frame color or material you choose, they can make you look sophisticated both on special occasions and in daily life. 

Pair them with other retro-inspired staples in your closet, such as flare pants or A-line skirts, for a more cohesive look.

Metallic detail

Instead of only focusing on frame lens and shape, part of shaping your personal style is to also zoom in on the details. When it comes to eyewear, the details often lie in the temples, as seen in Elle Eyewear’s Parisian-inspired eyeglass collection.

Specifically, the tortoiseshell Marie frames, named after female scientist and icon Marie Curie, feature metallic detail on the sides, allowing you to match or contrast them with your silver, gold, or rose gold jewelry.

These frames are available in prescription options, so you can look fashionable even while reading as part of your self-care routine!

No matter how busy and exhausting being a full-time mom may be, these eyewear styles can make you look and feel your best — while also preserving your eyesight for better health and quality of life.

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