Since I was in high school, contacts and glasses has been a part of my daily routine. I’ve never really liked the way I look in glasses (especially when I was in that awkward teenage stage!), so I’ve always deferred to contacts.
Sadly, although I love their convenience and they don’t get in the way or require any make-up alterations, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve had to give in and wear my glasses more often. The combination of long hours and time spent in a big, dry arena will do that – one of my first seasons, my eyes got so irritated that I had to wear glasses for three-straight weeks. I was SO mad… #firstworldproblems, right?
That’s why I’m so excited about today’s post. I’ve recently been looking into buying another pair of trendier glasses to mix in with the pair of Tory Burch glasses I’ve had for years (they have held up GREAT but are showing their age). Jillian Harris actually inspired me as she often posts pictures and Snaps of her in a pair of larger-framed glasses. She makes them look so chic and stylish – I call them ‘nerd frames,’ but she makes them look cool! I’m hoping I can do the same… only time will tell!
Photo from Jillian Harris’ Instagram
In addition to wearing glasses more during the day, I also love the idea of buying a pair of prescription sunglasses for the beach because the wind, sand and salt gives contacts a beating!
With that said, here we go! Warby Parker launched its spring collection and it is SO much fun, while also being practical, and, most importantly, affordable! With good insurance, my Tory Burch glasses STILL cost about $200. Warby Parker has launched some great frames that start at $95 for single-vision glasses AND you can try them on before you order as a part of the company’s Home Try-On option.
Here are my five favorite pairs that I’m hoping to try on through the program. Let’s start with the optical options
1 – Dorset – Whiskey Tortoise
I LOVE the classic look of these! They’re so stylish and will go with EVERY outfit. The tortoise style, to me, screams classy and chic. This pair of glasses will never go out of style – the color and frames are timeless.
2 – Dorset – Coastal Blue Fade
The style is the same as the first, but I am drawn to this color! The grayish blue tones in the frames is so pretty! These would pair so well with all colors, too, and could be thrown on with dressier work outfits or jeans and a sweater on the weekend.
3 – Crane – Atlantic Blue
Does anyone else feel like navy is the new black? It’s definitely becoming a neutral and I’ve been loving looks lately that bring in navy and black – so simple and chic.
4 – Laurel 16 – Striped Sassafras
When I was browsing the sunglasses, I loved all the classic shapes and tortoise-like coloring, but the patterns were so different. The Striped Sassafrass coloring of this version of the Laurel 16’s lives up to the name for sure. The shape is so classic – it will look great for morning commutes and fun on the weekends.
5 – Piper – Digital Horn with Peony
I am OBSESSED with these sunglasses – I definitely saved the best for last! I love the classic color of the frames, but the pattern is unique. And the pop of pink?! So pretty – these would be great for the beach, but would also look so pretty paired with a sundress! I keep seeing these paired with a light midi skirt, short sleeved t-shirt tucked in and a high pony or pretty curls!
This post was fun to write – and it was fun to explore a newer company, its history
(it was started by friends who were inspired after one of them lost their glasses on a backpacking trip. A poor college student, he spent the next year squinting because he couldn’t afford a new pair!) and its mission. If nothing else, I hope it gives you an option to remember if you’re on the hunt for a new pair of prescription glasses – for work or the beach!
Have a great day – and happy Mardi Gras!
Please note: I was not compensated for this post, but was approached by the company to include its products in a blog post. These insights are my honest opinions.