Confession time? Here’s what I got: I know glasses are a pain. And I know that I would probably lose them in five minutes and be incredibly bothered by them, but guys. They look so cool. I think there are few things more flattering than a nice pair of glasses. But how would one go about actually finding nice glasses?
Drumroll please… Warby Parker! They’re an online glasses (of the sun and normal variety) seller, and their stuff is not only cool enough for a fashion blogger trying to get street style snapped, but also inexpensive (glasses start at 95$). Plus, you can try them on at home, and post a picture of you wearing them to instagram or twitter with the hashtag #WarbyHomeTryOn and get a professional’s opinion on which pair suits you the most. They even have progressives, so you’re set, no matter what type of glasses you need. And for every pair of glasses bought, they donate a pair to someone in need. Basically, they’re a pretty rad company.
Read on to see how I would style some Warby Parkers for my favorite holiday activities!
I love to read. Around the holidays, there are certain books I always read. On Christmas morning, I read Little Women, and I have a tradition to read Harry Potter underneath the Christmas tree some time over break. My “Christmas” books not only bring me into their worlds, but they also bring me into the worlds of Christmases past. The glasses that I chose to pair with this look look like the sort of thing an English major might wear while reading Jane Eyre, and would be perfect for some holiday reading.
You guys know me. I get bored of wearing things really easily. The other day, I had an epiphany involving a certain denim jumper and a certain pair of jeans. And I created a Frankenstein- the faux overall. From afar, and from close-ish, they look real. I feel like a painter wearing them, which gets my creative juices flowing. You know what they say: dress for the job you want. That being said, I don’t actually want to be a painter. I just want their overalls. This is the sort of outfit I would wear while creating, which is another one of my favorite holiday activities. To continue the creative vibes, I teamed my fake overalls with these amazing red framed glasses that are business on the top, party on the bottom. I feel like these glasses could transition seamlessly from an artistic endeavor to a gallery opening without any issue.
Sparkles for the holidays are a cliche, but I don’t care. Around Christmas and New Years, tacky becomes chic (or so I tell myself), and I feel no regrets in putting on the sartorial equivalent of a disco ball. I love dressing up for the holidays. Outfit planning is something I can, and frequently do, spend hours on. Here, I’m wearing an amazing dress that I found in a thrift shop. The jacket I made by adding some fake fur to a cardigan. It’s another one of those pieces that would look kind of ridiculous any other time of the year, but that becomes apropos in the holidays. I paired this look with some killer sunglasses with a thick frame. They’re chunky, retro, and the sort of eyewear one might wear while driving in a little red convertible. Basically, just really cool sunglasses, and the perfect accent for a holiday party.
Now you know a little bit more about my holiday traditions! I hope you’ve all had a great couple of weeks, and let’s all give a big cheer to the new year. Let me know in the comments what your holiday traditions are!
Disclaimer: This post is in cooperation with Warby Parker.