If you wear glasses, you need a collection. I didn’t enjoy wearing my glasses when I only had one or two pairs since I didn’t think they fit my outfits that well. However, slowly I started building a collection of glasses for different occasions it became so much more fun and cohesive to wear them rather than my contacts. If you’re interested in trying to build your own collection, check out these tips below!
Where to Shop
Warby Parker is an excellent place for high-quality affordable glasses. Glasses are usually around $95 although some are closer to a bit above $100. You can visit in-person stores or do their mailable try-on program.
Zenni is a great cheaper option for trendier styles that you might not wear as often. They also have a virtual try-on feature that comes in handy.
Your local optometrist also has some awesome glasses, especially from bigger brands. This is great for using your credit from your vision insurance. They also will occasionally have deals/specials if you get emails from them!
The Basic Styles
Sunglasses are so needed, especially when you’re driving in your glasses. You’ll want to be able to see when the sun is aimed at you and it’s hard to do when you’re wearing glasses vs contacts.
Clear-rimmed glasses are so cute and versatile. This is definitely a style you want in your collection.
Plain black is a classic for a reason, definitely keep a pair like this on hand for simple days.
Tan/brown is like plain black, but can also get a bit more trendy. I love my pair from Zenni, especially for work when I don’t want to be crazy basic.
A trendy pair (or two) is essential. It can even elevate a simple outfit. This could be the color, the shape, or the rims that can just make things more fun.
A nap pair is what I call my oldest pair of glasses in the collection. These are for lazy days at home when you might fall asleep watching TV and don’t want to mess up your other pairs.
- Store them in this cute case from Amazon, it keeps them organized.
- If you have leftover FSA at the end of the year use it to buy a pair of glasses or two so the money won’t expire.
- Buy slowly. This is a marathon, not a race. You can keep your glasses for several years I promise.
Where is your favorite pair of glasses from? Let me know in the comments!
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