I’ve never been able to accessorize well. I get so anxious when it comes to putting outfits together in the first place—forget about adding necklaces, earrings, hats, scarves, or even like, cool-colored nail polish or belts on top of that!!! Plus, let’s be real, nothing can make an entire ensemble made out of t-shirt material really look that much better.
Last year I found out I needed glasses. Holy shit, I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to go to a doctor of any sort so much in my life! I split for the LensCrafters optometrist immediately. Like any mid-twenties ex-Weezer fan, glasses represented the ultimate in cool, and I had forayed into fake ones more often than I care to admit on the road to my First Real Pair.
However, glasses are expensive as shit! I totally got ripped off, and was never happy with the frames forced on me by the horrid saleswoman at LC. Too masculine, too rectangular, too “designer-y.” I didn’t know any better!
I recently found out about Warby Parker. OMG, look how cute these glasses are! Look how Rachel Leigh Cook this girl is! I bought both of these pairs.
They are simple yet snazzy, and—the best part—are only $95 with lenses and you can get a full refund if you’re unhappy! If you aren’t put off by how preppy their website is, I recommend you do the “virtual try-on” with some of the sillier frames. What did we do before internet shopping?!
Glasses make everyone look a bit more polished and put together, without any of the risks involved with other accessory selection or placement! Rather than making a bold statement, glasses-wearers can say, “Oh, my glasses are cool? I’m not trying to be cool. I need them to see, ok?”
And I know what you’re thinking—yes, they’ll put fake lenses in for you.