ACCESSORIES REPORT: Picture-Perfect Framing

Accessories Report

“Every gift needs a bow,” just like “every picture needs a frame.” This Fashionista proved these maxims in a picture-perfect outfit that was topped off with a pair of eye-catching frames. Let’s study her look, shall we?

This framed Fashionista flaunted a cozy striped sweater, a pair of jeans, a pair of strappy combat boots by American Rag and a thick pair of Marc by Marc Jacobs glasses. This look consists of college staples. Glasses have the ability to effortlessly and instantly vamp up your level of sophistication. I love how her tortoise-shell glasses offer a softer take on a pair of thick black frames.

Many designers now design their own eyewear line, thus you are sure to find a pair that fits your personal style. You can opt for a more classic style, such as this Ray-Ban optical lens pair, or you can go for a more modern feel with this pair by Oliver Peoples. Any style of eyewear will surely add a moment of clarity to your style. Afraid to take the designer plunge? Don’t be! Eyewear can be worn every day, unlike an expensive top, because glasses are season-less. That’s what I call a smart investment.

You can work glasses into any outfit–for job interviews or for cozy sweater days, just like this Fashionista. Glasses can make anyone look more sophisticated and professional. Did you know, as studies conclude, that glasses make others perceive you as more intelligent? As if the cute factor isn’t enough, I’m all for accessories that serve more than one purpose. Not to mention, eyewear adds immediate definition to your eyes. Think of glasses as instant make-up!

Just as a frame around a picture makes it more polished, glasses are sure to top off any outfit in a mature, refined way.

Spotted: PAUL & JOE, as well as Catherine Malandrino, incorporated models with eyewear for their fall 2011 ready-to-wear collections.



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