Friday, February 18, 2011

Geek-Chic: Wayfarer Eyeglasses

Thanks to celebrities-turned-hipsters such as M-K Olsen, Lauren Conrad, Justin Timberlake, Johnny Depp, and Justin Bieber (just to name a few), these nerd-tastic classic eyeglasses have become a new {again} fashion staple. 

The Ray-Ban Wayfarer, made popular in the 1950s and 60s, has been amidst a MAJOR comeback for the past few years in sunglasses and, more recenty, in eyeglasses. Even those who are not vision-impaired are wearing them as an accessory. Knock-offs of the bold, plastic full-rimmed style can be found just about anywhere. 

I'm all about the geek-chic look, so I tried on a pair of $7 "imposters" on Venice beach for the first time and fell in love. I'm a contacts wearer, so it felt kind of funny to be putting on fake glasses OVER my corrective lenses. I've since ordered an authentic, prescription pair for myself and love that they cover half of my face (my other, more petite glasses make me dizzy). 

The best part about this look? It works for pretty much everyone. Let's face it. Whether you're 5 years old or 55, skinny or not, hip-hop or hipster, they're always a little goofy looking and always cute. So go ahead and try a pair. Your inner Drew Cary and Clark Kent will thank you.

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