Long gone are the days of our youth when big, bold rimmed glasses were thought to be nerdy and uncool. Today’s Fashionistas/os have fully embraced the concept that geek is actually chic. Leave the pocket protectors and tube-socks at home, but pick up a few tips from this Fashionista on how to effortlessly pull off this adorably fun look.
Whether you actually need a pair of specs to see or not, a pair of bold frames is a quick add-on you can use to inject a little playfulness into your look. This Fashionista informed me that her ombré glasses are literally borrowed from the boys (her boyfriend to be exact,) which makes her outfit that much cooler. For a low-cost take on the trend, opt for a pair from H&M or Forever 21 with – shh! – fake lenses.
Another nerd-chic accessory that I love about this Fashionista’s look is her adorable pair of Converse kicks. A Fashionista/o favorite since they were first introduced, these laced up sneaks give off such a playful vibe.
Last but not least, this Fashionista adds the finishing touches to her outfit with some killer jewels. These oversized bright gold hoops pop gorgeously against her skin tone and add a little touch of urban-chic.
So don’t shy away from this adorable style just because it was popularized by “the nerds.” As this Fashionista demonstrates, geek is chic.
Spotted: Geek chic specs made a stand-out appearance on the runway at the Marc by Marc Jacobs fall 2012 ready-to-wear show.