Since the summer before second grade, I've been wearing glasses. Needless to say, I've gained quite a bit of experience when it comes to choosing the frames that will rest upon my nose for at least a year. The following are a few things to keep in mind before making such an important decision: Figure out your price range. Although glasses aren’t exactly cheap, some pairs are pricier than others. Make sure to have an idea of what you can afford. However, don't buy the cheapest option available just because of the appealing price tag. Even if you won't be wearing them often, it's important you find a pair that fits your style as well as your budget. Consider the shape and style. Round like Harry Potter's, rectangular, or somewhere in between, shape should not be over looked. Feeling bold? Try a pair of old-fashioned, 1950's-esque cat eye glasses. Looking for a sleek, scientific look? Try a pair of wire rims. Consider the color. Looking for a fiery, stunning red, a chilling, icy blue, or basic, but beautiful brown? Nowadays, glasses come in wide range of hues. Try Them on. This is the most important advice. One pair may look flattering on one person and humiliating on the next, regardless of style. If you can, ask someone else for a second opinion. Most eyeglasses stores have mirrors so you can see for yourself. Like all clothing and accessories, a pair of glasses might look great off of your face, but just not look right after you put them on, and vice versa. Try on a variety, even if you find a pair you like right away. You don't want to miss any options. If you're new to choosing frames, this will help you figure out what compliments your face. You won't have to try on quite as many pairs after you gain some experience. Image credit: http://avenuevision.com/childrens-optometry/ Do you have any advice? Any stories you'd like to share? Comment below!