ACCESSORIES REPORT: Through the Looking Glasses

Accessories Report

Our Fashionista this week is sporting the perfect weekend getaway look: comfortable AND cute. I have three of the same black Calvin Klein T-shirt because they are so versatile and easy to wear, and I think tissue-soft T-shirts are an absolute must-have. I love prints with a plain T-shirt for a relaxed but chic pairing.  And going along with the practicality-meets-fashionable theme of her look, her glasses are adorable.

Eyes are windows to the soul, in case you haven’t brushed up on your cliches in awhile.  Whether you’re batting your eyelashes or just concentrating on navigating the city, it never hurts to play up what some would call a huge asset. So without further ado, (Joss Whedon’s black and white film adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing is fantastic, by the way.) here are Stephanie’s top three ways to play up your eyes.

I’m a huge fan of slightly-weird, artsy pieces, in case I haven’t made that obvious. After seeing Dolce&Gabbana’s floral sunglasses on the fall runway, I immediately broke out the hot glue gun to make my own (much less expensive) version. But for those who are a little less daring and a little short on cash, I’d say it’s a sound investment to splurge on some Warby Parker shades, which come in Chandler (more rectangular) and Watts (a little rounded).

Even if you commute on the subway everyday, you can at least trick people into thinking you spend your weekends in the Hamptons or Bali with some oversized shades.  For the Victoria Beckhams out there, huge Chanel sunnies will do the trick. And of course, for the vision-challenged, prescription glasses in those shapes would be super cute too.

A less conventional method is to use circle lenses or colored contacts. It is a lot of fun to change your eye color or add a doll-eyed effect. As a plain brown-eyed girl, I love switching to gray or green once in awhile! The key is to find the ones that look natural. Just make sure to only wear them for a few hours at a time because they’re from Asia, so they are often not FDA approved.

Spotted: Diane von Furstenberg’s spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection incorporates Google Glass for a bit of science-fiction meets chic.

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