A New Frame Of Mind

When I was a kid, I always wanted a pair of glasses. I remember when a classmate would show up to school in their new frames, I’d get jealous wishing that I could be wear glasses. Since I attended private school growing up and had to wear a uniform everyday through 8th grade, I thought that kids who had glasses had a little bit of extra pizazz added to our plaid skirt ensembles. Clearly, I had a thing for fashion accessories early on!

My time did come to get glasses once I was a sophomore in college and now I need them on a daily basis at the office so I can see my computer and get work done. I always look forward to getting a new pair of classes to help jazz up my everyday look. I think glasses are a great way that we can show off our personality and individuality. The one problem I always encounter when shopping for new frames is that I pick the most expensive glasses ever. While I want to look fashion forward with my spectacles, I realize that it’s probably a wiser decision to go with a pair that’s a little more affordable.

However, I recently realized that being fashion forward at an affordable price is an option when it comes to eyeglasses. Meet Warpy Parker. This brand of eyeglasses aims to make eyeglasses available at an affordable price ($95 and it includes prescription lenses!). They have tons of fun, trendy frames and for every pair of glasses sold, one pair is donated to someone in need. While we don’t have a store here in the Midwest, one great feature of this brand is they offer a Home Try-On Service. Pick out 5 of your favorite frames and they’ll ship them to you for FREE! You have 5 days to take them for a test spin and once you pick your new favorite, order them online.

Recently they reached out to me to preview their new Concentric Collection. Featuring new styles and colors in both eyeglasses and sunglasses, these newest frames are all about complement and contrast, with a little bit of luxury and a subtle dash of color. I don’t know about you, but if glasses can make me feel a little bit more luxurious when I wear them each day, then I’m all for it!

Here’s a closer look at some of the new Concentric Collection paired with some of my favorite looks to give you a better idea on how I would style each of these new frames.

Benchley

Oak Barrel with Flint

Warby Parker - Concentric Collection

 

I love that these glasses have a tortoise shell color to them. Normally I lean towards frames like these that are in the neutral color family because I think they’re a nice complement to my hair color. These frames would go great with one of my go-to winter outfits which features stripes and leopard print.

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Murphy

Crystal with Hazelnut

 

Warby Parker - Concentric Collection

When I laid my eyes on these, I immediately started to swoon over them! I love the clear frames with the hazelnut accent color. I’ve never seen anything like these before and I think these would look great on almost anyone. This pair would look great with my go-to fall uniform. Since I have a lot going on with this outfit, having a pair of classes that are more simple and chic would pair well with this look.

Fall Fashion :: Stripes and Plaid

 

Everly

Whistler Grey with Fjord Blue

Warby Parker - Concentric Collection

Since I have always stuck to brown neutrals when shopping for eyeglasses, I thought this pair was really interesting in this gray textured color. It’s still a neutral but it stands out from the sea of brown and black frames. Since it has a blue-ish tint to it, this pair would look great with a chambray top.

Fall Fashion :: Black and Chambray

Murphy

Cognac Tortoise with Vulcante
Warby Parker - Concentric Collection

 

Another new style from the Murphy frame is this pair of sunglasses. I think having a good pair of sunglasses is a great piece to have in your collection. Just like with my eyeglasses, I like to stay neutral for my sunglasses so it doesn’t clash with my outfit. This pair would look great with a sweat and a quilted vest, making it a great option to wear while you’re out and about doing errands or shopping.

Winter Fashion :: Polka Dots and Plaid

The new Concentric Collection is available both in-store and online today with pairs starting at $145.

QUESTION // Do you wear glasses? What color frames do you normally wear?

 

Comments

  1. There is now a Warby Parker just down my street!!! :)

  2. Think I may need a pair

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