One of my favorite ways to accessorize is with my glasses. I love how I can throw them on when I don’t feel like wearing makeup and they cover half my face, or I can reach for them when I am looking to add a little pop to an outfit and they are the perfect fit. They are a key part of my personal style since I have multiple pairs and wear them so often. Oh ya, and I like how they allow me to actually see things. That’s pretty cool too.
I used to only buy a new pair of glasses every couple of years because they can be pretty pricey, but that was before I discovered Warby Parker. Warby Parker is an online glasses shop for men and women that sells frames as low as $95 WITH a prescription. This means I can afford multiple styles each year, so I can now switch my frames up whenever I feel like it.
FOUR EYES = ZERO PROBLEMS.
I have worn glasses since I was 15 and now fully embrace what glasses can do for my outfits as well as my eyesight. The number one item I get asked about from my closet are these glasses. Women, men, college students, grandparents – literally everyone has asked me about or made comments about my glasses. Gone are the days of glasses being associated with being so un-cool (anyone else like my Housewives reference?!) Now, glasses-wearers are hip, trendy and on the cutting edge of style…and it’s even cooler if they are actually real glasses.
I’ve worn this pair of Kimball glasses for exactly a year, and I am obsessed with them (see here, here and here and all over my Instagram page). At least once a day I get a comment on them because they are unique and I haven’t seen anyone else wearing them where I live. I still love and wear them frequently, but I also thought it was time to add some new specs to the rotation.
Warby Parker offers a Home Try-On option that allows you to choose five different frames and gives you five days to pick a winner (or winners, in my case) in the comfort of your own home. Once you decide which frame you want, you simply upload your prescription, checkout and send back your box of frames (with its prepaid shipping label) and wait for your new glasses to arrive! Simple.
Not only does Warby Parker offer colorful and hip frames, but they also donate back to various communities. Each month, Warby Parker tallies up the number of frames sold and makes a monthly donation to one of their nonprofit partners, which covers the cost of sourcing that number of glasses. The nonprofit also trains men and women in developing countries to give basic eye exams and sell glasses to their communities at affordable prices.
This post is not sponsored by Warby Parker – it is truly a brand that I personally use and tell people about constantly, while I also support their mission in helping others. I don’t know what I would do without my glasses each day, so it’s nice to purchase from a company who sees that need and puts a plan into action. This company is constantly designing new frames and also sells sunglasses, with or without a prescription. I foresee my glasses collection growing in the future, because my eyes are not getting better with age – but my glasses are!