Glasses haven’t always been a fashion statement. They seemed like a death sentence to me when I was prescribed them when I was in the fourth grade. Thankfully with fashion, everything old becomes new again and my once seemingly dorky accessory has become a trendy fashion statement. Frames for glasses have become more flattering and come in so many amazing styles that it makes me want more than one lonely pair of glasses.
This week’s Fashionisto wears his specks loud and proud in bold black frames from Ray-Ban. The frames he has chosen while seemingly quite trendy they have the versatility of being a classic piece that will hold up through the seasons. To accentuate his stylish glasses this Fashionisto has opted for a favorite baseball hat. A light blue button-down adds some old-school class to the otherwise trendy outfit. Completing the outfit are some khaki shorts. This Fashionisto’s outfit showcases a great outfit for those Fashionistos looking to incorporate a bit of trendiness to an otherwise classic outfit.
As previously mentioned glasses have wonderful versatility and can add character to any outfit. Due to glasses versatility you can wear just about anything with them! I have two favorite looks when it comes to thick black frame glasses. The first look is a chic intelligent look, including a cardigan or sweater vest (bonus points if it’s argyle!). For bottoms go for classic cut chinos in navy blue or khaki. To finish off this perfectly preppy look go for boat shoes! My second look creates a collision between the chic nerd look of the glasses and the street look of the clothes. Dark jeans are a great started piece, add a basic white T-shirt. To liven the look add a varsity jacket whether it’s vintage or straight from the runway! I love a colorful high top sneaker as a finishing touch for this look.
Spotted: Fashionable specks were spotted on the runway of Valentino’s fall 2013 menswear show.