Glasses: A New “Old School” Accessory

Glasses - New Accessory?“Men don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses.”

That was the mantra of women who for years would whip off their glasses whenever an attractive man was around.

Those days are gone.  In fact, with lots of celebrities walking around in big glasses (Ashley Olsen and Eva Longoria, to name a few) and with horn-rimmed styles showing up on the runways (Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga) these days, you may be wondering what’s going on.  Why the librarian look?  Hasn’t anyone heard of contact lenses or Lasik surgery?

Of course.  But many women (and men too) have come to realize just how versatile an accessory eyeglasses can be, according to a report in Women’s Wear Daily.

“The more modern thinking is, ‘Look, I have 40 pairs of shoes.  Why shouldn’t I have at least two or three pairs of glasses?'” says Blake Kuwahara, creative director of Base Curve.  In fact, some women are grabbing seven or eight pairs to change their looks, at prices starting around $200 for frames.

So should you grab a new pair of glasses?  If you haven’t changed your look in a while, absolutely.  Glasses, like hairstyles, tend to change quickly — which means they can also date you quickly.  Even if you don’t plan on building a glasses wardrobe, investing in a new pair of specs is an easy way to change your look.

So why not follow the trend and update your frames?  You can learn which styles most flatter your face shape in my accessory ebook, Accessory Magic.

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