I have been wearing glasses since I was in 7th grade and when I got my first frames, I thought it was the end of the world. But now I see (pun intended) that glasses can be a girl’s best friend. The perfect accessory! Celebrities – Jenna Lyons, Tina Faye, Justin Timberlake, Johnny Depp and Ryan Gosling are always seen around town in glasses. Is it a disguise a la superman or is it super chic? I believe it is the latter.
Here are 4 reasons why glasses are the perfect accessory and how we can learn from the celebs that rock them.
1) Keep it casual:
Keep it simple. Wear a white t-shirt, jeans and a bold pair of black plastic frames. Stick to the Gap basics. Allow the frames to be the center piece. Think of it as the equivalent of a ‘bold necklace’. Look for frames that are thick rimmed with large lenses and dare to be adventurous with colours and textures.
2) Play dress up:
Jenna Lyons is the queen of ‘dressing up’ with glasses. As the visionary genius behind J.Crew, Lyons dares to style glasses with couture. Thick frames with red lipstick always leave an impression. Glasses no longer help celebs blend in, they are a defining feature and help draw attention to your face. Look for wide frames that dominate your face. This is an ideal look for individuals with a round, square or heart shaped face and wayfarer cut glasses are a great option for those with oval or narrow faces.
3) Look smart:
Tina Faye should take credit for making brainy girls look cool. Scientifically speaking- studies prove that children and adults think that others who wear glasses look smarter and more honest than those who don’t wear glasses. That being said, it explains why lots of newscasters wear glasses. Who doesn’t want to look smart? Think less librarian and more smart girl chic. Wire frames, horn rimmed frames and basic rectangular lenses are always very clever.
4) Make a statement:
Eyes are the most important feature on your face. You can draw more attention to them with bold, colourful or eclectic frames. Vintage, red, plastic, the world is your oyster. Fashion Icon Iris Apfel is 90 and truly an inspiration to daring fashionistas who want to make a statement.