Your Glasses Style

How to style your sports-inspired glasses for any occasion

The athleisure sports trend has always been popular but has seen its heyday over the past couple of years — when comfort became the priority, and the casual sporty aesthetic has continued into this season because of its versatility. A look that can take you from the gym, to the shops, or out to lunch,  you can style your sportswear for every occasion.

What better way to stay comfy and ready-to-go but still look trendy when working from home? From oversized tracksuits to a sports-focused aesthetic, to the best prescription sunglasses frames for outdoor sports activities, or even if you're just the spectator — we’ve got you covered below.

Outdoor Adventures

These angular Adidas Originals glasses, feature a sleek semi-rimless design with a black metal brow line and gunmetal exposed core sides. Embrace the athletic spirit with the iconic Adidas trefoil wraparound metal detail at the corners, giving a dynamic and modern look. Pair these with some dadcore hiking boots and you’re good to go!

With any activity outside, it’s vital to protect your eyes against UVA and UVB rays. For the best protection, try Specsavers’ polarising lenses treatment which eliminates 99.9% of glare from horizontal surfaces such as roads, water and snow — unlike ordinary sunglasses.

Read more about our polarising lenses treatment here

Lightweight Look

The athlete aesthetic is lightweight and casual, and can be thrown on at a moments notice — these Flexi specs do just that. The sides are made from flexible memory metal and the temple tips are a semi-translucent dark grey, that when worn with a cap can pull together a complete sporty-luxe look.

The rectangular-shaped glasses also come in a subtle browline design, where the metal lower rim is slim and sleek: they ooze style and practicality. Pair with your favourite football shorts and be safe in the knowledge that even if you’re just running to the shops or taking your dog on an early morning walk, you can look athletic and trendy.

Loving the browline design? Take a look at our other products and how to get the semi-rimless look here.

Travelling Lifestyle

Picture this: you’re commuting to your next destination, whether it’s to see family, friends or on a tropical holiday. You want comfort, whilst making a fashion statement and athleisure wear is your solution.

These black, rectangular Adidas specs are easy glasses to pair with an oversized sweatshirt or neutral gym kits — for example, black, grey or white, which are ideal cosy travelling attire. The interior of the temple tips is a vibrant orange, giving your sporty look a small pop of colour.

Lounging Around

The sports aesthetic isn’t off limits to you even if you just want to lounge around! For times like this, the Wharton glasses are an essential. These understated gold metal glasses give a vintage-style edge to any outfit. The rectangular frames are softened with gentle curves around the rims and the plastic tips are in an iconic tortoiseshell pattern. 

Try pairing with an oversized loungewear co-ord and some trainers for the ultimate sports-casual look. Try a colourful shoe option to stand out against a neutral tracksuit. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous why not pick a combination of colours that clash nicely like a pink tracksuit with green trainers — you’ll be nailing that sporty-chic style.

Spectator Lifestyle

If you’re on the bench, on the way to and from practice, or just spectating, there’s no reason why you can’t be fashion-conscious and stand out from the crowd! In these circumstances, feel free to tap into the latest sunglasses and glasses trends rather than just stick to your bog-standard sports glasses. 

Right now, oversized square frame sunglasses — such as these LL Sun RX03 frames — are having a spotlight moment, inspired heavily by the retro 1970s glasses look. These exaggerated statement sunglasses would look great with both a pre- and post-sport hairstyle. The neutral colour palette means they are bold but still wearable. Who said a sports environment needs to be dull!

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Or opt for these simplistic ReWear frames. We all know Square glasses are at the top of the trends this Autumn and Winter, so why not get involved. The blue shade specs are a striking look and perfect for anyone with strong facial features, emphasising confidence in whoever wears them — what else would you need when supporting your favourite team or playing the competition yourself!

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Winter Sports Aesthetic

Even if you don’t manage to get away this winter, the aesthetic isn’t off the cards. Give these Tommy Hilfiger TH SUN RX 39 sunglasses a shot to complete any winter sports outfit. Pair with a beanie, parka coat and some classic sturdy boots (the chunkier, the better) for a brisk walk in the snow. If you’re lucky enough to make it away on a skiing holiday, pop these classic pilot-shaped sunglasses on and they’re guaranteed to match any ski attire and make sure you nail aprés fashion.

And these Tommy sunglasses are even Footballer Kasper Schmeichel’s go-to pair — a confirmation of their cool, athleisure aesthetic.

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Find some sporty style frames

Looking to adopt the sporty style into your wardrobe but not sure what pair of specs to choose? Take a look at our buyer's guide to see what best suits your hair colour and face shape. For more glasses and sunglasses inspiration and trends, visit our #LoveGlasses blog here.