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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Four-Eyed Fashionista

Thanks to our generation’s tendency to plaster our eyes to a computer screen at all times, our vision is suffering. Due to the inescapable corrosion of age, people have gone from being an occasional glasses-wearer to an enslaved dependent. Whether you sport geek-chic opticals or oversized aviators, you’re advocating eyewear trends–perhaps unknowingly and often necessarily. Glasses protect our precious eyes from the sun’s glare and grant us with one of our five beloved senses, but most importantly, they can double as an unexpectedly dignified accessory. From geek to chic, this oversized face furniture is no longer associated with the school bookworm. Wearing glasses has always been about function over fashion–an essential accessory without much flair. Once only for the aforementioned bookish types, having four eyes has surged into recognition and gained new hipster status There never has never been a better time to suffer poor vision (although 20-20 hasn’t stopped those who don’t need specs joining the trend). Like a boomerang caught in the wind for 35 years, ‘80s fashion is returning, with even large-rimmed glasses making a comeback. Catwalk shows have showcased a myriad of models flaunting stylized glasses, from Ashish’s geek-chic themed spring/summer show to Marc Jacobs’ defiantly hyperbolic big specs on the runway in New York.

There are a breadth of elements you should consider when purchasing glasses with big frames. if it is your first time wearing a larger frame, go slim. Being lighter and less obtrusive, they help you get used to the structure that big frames procure. After you have acclimatized yourself, you can transcend into thicker and bolder sizes. Specs like these can instantly augment and enhance an otherwise mundane ensemble. This Fashionista decides to amp up her winter ensemble of a classic puffer coat and chunky pullover with some fashionable square specs, inadvertently tinging her getup in a delightfully more collegiate vibe.

After shape and size, strive for a design that best reflects your personal taste. You can choose from a wide array of big glasses frames in quirky colors and edgy patterns. If your style is geek-chic, vintage or high fashion, big frames are a must-try. To channel this style, browse the collection of designer glasses frames. Although this Fashionista opted for the simplistic version, she further streamlines her look with dapper accessories, such as a bubbly statement necklace and a marled beanie. Accessories like these will not only assist the statement made from your specs, but prevent them from demanding overly excessive attention. The result is a impeccably balanced, practical look that makes those future all-nighters at the library just a little bit more tolerable.

How To: Want to try out the trend, but unsure of where to start? The general rule of thumb is that you should select glasses that are opposite of your face shape. If you have a round face, pick something that is rectangular or geometric to provide balance. The quadratic structure of this Fashionista’s piece frames and elongates her face in the most flattering way.