I used to be thankful that I don’t need glasses. As a kid they seem geeky, a source of awkwardness and embarrassment when all you want to do is fit in. With this stigma attached, it’s no wonder that so many people have turned to contacts. But now we’re past those awkward phases and the risk of being called “four eyes.” Standing out is cool. And I can’t help but think that glasses are a missed opportunity to accessorize.
The eyes are, after all, the part of the human body that we look at most. (Yes, even us Fashionistas/os look at other’s eyes more than we do at their clothing). The proverb about the eyes being the “window to the soul” may be a bit of a stretch, but there certainly is something magical about eyes. Why wouldn’t you want to enhance them?
This Fashionisto’s glasses were certainly the first thing that I noticed about him. He could have worn just about anything and still looked stylish, because his glasses were so unique. The translucent light blue is such an unusual, refreshing color. And because he was accentuating something that most try to hide, he also had a very striking presence as a person. This may be the most fearless breed of Fashionisto: one that has committed to wearing the same bold accessory every day.
He got these glasses from Warby Parker. It’s a great website; their glasses are stylish and well-priced, and for every pair that they sell, they donate another to someone in need. They’ve already sold out of his model, but these frames are similar and also quite lovely. This Fashionisto expressed a tentative desire to purchase a plainer pair of glasses as well, so he could blend in if he wanted. But I hope he doesn’t, because he is owning this look! A striped T-shirt and denim shorts are trendy but wouldn’t stand out on their own. Paired with those glasses and a big belt buckle (which his mother actually made!), his outfit is fashionable and eye-catching.
Hint: It’s all about your frame of mind: if life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Work your flaws to your advantage, and you’ll be all the more admirable for it. Cool glasses will instantly elevate your style, no matter what you’re wearing. And for those of us who aren’t blessed enough to need them… there are always sunglasses.