Fashion Glasses…are they a Do or a Don’t?

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Fashion glasses, or glasses you wear just for looks and not to correct your vision, have become really popular lately!  I love the look of nerd glasses, but I was hesitant to follow this trend because I wondered if wearing them without needing my vision corrected would be considered vain?

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Then I realized I’m a blogger, all bloggers are a little bit vain!  It’s kind of the nature of what we do.  So I decided to wear them for a week, write down my experiences, and decide for myself if this look is a DO or a DON’T.

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Experiences:  
 
1. When the glasses came in the mail I was super excited.  I put them on and immediately felt a little more powerful and focused.  I looked in the mirror and thought, “this lady means business!”  
 
2.  I realized to pull off this trend you really need to have eye makeup on. 
 
3.  Both at the grocery store and at Staples I had college-aged boys smile at me all flirty-like.  I don’t know if it was because of how I looked or just that I was walking with more confidence.  But I felt confident, I felt sexy, and I think it showed.  Either that or those college boys had a Mrs. Robinson fetish.  I’m gonna go with the confidence thing.
 
Pros:
 
Since glasses add an element of seriousness to your look, you can be a little more playful with your makeup.  For instance, I have been wearing green eyeliner instead of my usual brown, and I’ve been wearing brighter lipstick than I normally would.
 
Confidence=Sexiness, and I was feeling pretty confident!
 
They add a sharpness to your look.
 
They’re cheap, so if you decide you don’t like them you can always change them.
 
Cons:
 
You will have to explain to everyone who knows you and has never seen you wear glasses that you bought them just for looks, which may make you feel like a little bit of a tool.
 
You have to wear eye makeup to pull this look off.
 
Your kids will call you a nerd.
 
Your kids will steal them and get fingerprints all over them.  
 
Your kids will fight over them.
 
You have to fight off your husband’s advances every time you wear them ;-).
 
 
My take?  It’s a definite DO.  How do you feel about fashion glasses?
 
  
 
 

10 thoughts on “Fashion Glasses…are they a Do or a Don’t?

  1. I think they are cute! But I don’t get excited about fashion glasses because I have to wear glasses, so the fun is gone for me. But wear them, they look fun!

  2. Those glasses are adorable – definitely a DO! I actually bought a pair of hipster glasses a couple of years ago at Urban Outfitters, but I felt kind of silly wearing them around my friends who knew I didn’t need them. My glasses were kind of obnoxious and not nearly as cute as yours, but this makes me want to try that trend again!

  3. I think they are so cute! I tried to get some hipster frames for my real glasses and well…my lenses are a little too thick and just don’t look attractive (read leaning toward coke bottle look) on that big a frame. ;) Darn.

    I have thought about wearing contacts with fake glasses. Now there’s an idea. haha.

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