Winter Warmers

“Winter is coming.
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones”

Winter by the fire with a book is good.

Winter by the fire with a book and new glasses from The Optical Superstore is better.

Frost on the grass, breath misting in the air, movies under soft quilts… excellent vision helps you appreciate the little things this season has to offer. Book an eye test at your nearest Optical Superstore to look past the bitter chill and see all the best parts of the cold season.

Imagine the rich brown, red and orange leaves. The warmth of a fire. A mug of hot chocolate. Now fold all of that into a frame. Embody a cosy look with warm toned frames from brands such as Amy Sherbrook, Kate Spade, and Radley London.

Winter weather doesn’t require a style sacrifice. Explore a few frames below which we think pair perfectly with a knitted beanie and long scarf…

Hidden deep beneath a pile of blankets, the Amy Sherbrook 16AS1P lounges comfortably; warm and content. A bold burgundy, there’s hardly a better way to welcome winter. Available as well in tortoiseshell, this round, richly toned frame is sure to match a well-deserved glass of red wine.

Like a warm cup of tea, the Amy Sherbrook AS19LP6 in brown brings comfort and a little spark of energy. Deep and circular, but sitting lightly with a thin rim and temples, the AS19LP6 is perfect for embracing the season’s tones without losing yourself beneath them. Available also in tort, pink, and black, every shade brings its own flavour to the table, so you’re sure to find one to suit.

Prefer a metal frame? Winter can’t stop this Candice 19CLM4. A fierce burgundy rim gives way to exciting patterned temples resemblant of the swirling surface of Jupiter. Or embrace the black frame, with temples in a striking marble design. The 19CLM4 fascinates, and is sure to garner a few compliments.

Experience the season in style with the Douglas Anthony 16DA2 men’s frame. Its burgundy tortoiseshell rim reflects the warm hues of a cosy fireside, while textured metal arms lend a crisp, icy edge. This rectangular spectacle is your key to upgrading winter style effortlessly.

A deep tortoiseshell, the Demi frame from Kate Spade is a decisive oval shape, taking no prisoners when winter rolls around. The alluring play of dark and light is evocative of deciduous leaves strewn along sidewalks, as this refined, confident look boasts an imperviousness to the whims of the season.

At home in the frozen depths of July, this Emilio Pucci 5029 finds the fun in cool colours. The black metal rim offers a sleek, sophisticated look without being overpoweringly dark. Meanwhile, all the fun happens on the temples, where various shades of blue dance in lively patterns all the way along the surface. A frame for seizing the season and embracing sharp elegance.

The sun may bite less in winter, but it’s still present, and so is the need for sunglasses. This beige Nicole frame from Radley London conjures the feeling of long brown coats and tall boots, striding through a winter film. With a subtle cat eye shape and gentle tortoiseshell temples, Nicole is hardy against the cold… And can stand its own against the other seasons too.


“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”
― Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind