In the fashion world, glasses aren’t just for reading small print in the newspaper—glasses have become just as much an accessory as a handbag or bold necklace. This trend’s takeoff can be “clearly seen” with celebs and models taking the former fashion faux pas, and turning it into a fashion gods-status style statement. Specs are a great way to spice up a simple outfit, especially with the variety of statement glasses on the market lately—you can find fashion-worthy glasses just about anywhere from the street to Vogue.
The Fashionista pictured was all about the eyeglasses trend. When asked to describe her style in three words this Fashionista said “’90s hipster kid.” Her style reminded me of an homage to ’90s street style icons such as Winona Ryder or the Hip-Hop group TLC during the reign of their Crazy Sexy Cool era. This girl had some real rad style and took great heed in the importance of accessorizing.
Her fairly simple outfit consisted of a plaid boyfriend flannel layered over a basic camisole, mom jean shorts, New Balance 574 sneakers. However, this Fashionista’s round-framed vintage readers stole the show. Without this Fashionista’s cool specs, this outfit would essentially be a simple tank and shorts, but the glasses really make these tie these individual pieces together to create a truly old school look.
How to: Finding the right frames for your face can turn this cool kid’s fashion into a look that works for you as well. Vintage frames are totally in, so whether they’re round or square frames, find what fits best for your face shape and work it. Also remember that simplicity is key when rocking a pair of bold statement glasses, so try not to overcrowd your look with too many focal points. If specs are your standout accessory, be sure that the frames are where all eyes are drawn too first. Try taking new risks Fashionistas and Fashionistos, you’re sure to look spec–tacular!