Friday, March 22, 2013

the 20/20 club

I know some of you have done it at one point in your lives: wished you had to wear glasses.
There was a time where I would longingly stare at frames of all different colors, shapes, and sizes, just hoping someday I'd need them. I'd sneakily try on my grandparents' pairs. I'd wait for Halloween to scour costume stores for them (nerdy duct tape and all). Alas, my 20/20 vision won out..


asos exclusive jeepers peepers glasses (available here)


But as I got older, it hit me. So much of fashion is wonderfully functionally useless (cue jewelry, hula hoop bags, peplum, thigh-high gladiator sandals, collar necklaces). Elevating aesthetics over utility is arguably one of the things that makes fashion, well, fashion.

So why can't little old me partake in the ridiculousness? Rather than (stupidly) wish away my perfect eyesight, why not just hit up Urban Outfitters or ASOS for some clear-lensed specs? Well, ladies and gents, with a digital shopping trip and the help of photoshop, that's exactly what I did..

While some may scoff at the notion of wearing glasses when you don't actually need glasses, product descriptions that read "they don't provide any magnification and are only intended to make you look cute!" are reassuring affirmations that I'm not alone in my quest for per-spec-tion. Sure, they may be gratuitous, but in a style world that clearly celebrates and finds beauty in artistic madness.. why not?



urban outfitters granger readers (available here)

So where do you stand in the clear specs debate? Fashion for all, or just for the few who need them?
And be honest, because I've already added these babies to my shopping cart ;)



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16 comments:

  1. CHE FIGO IL VOSTRO BLOG , DATE UN OCCHIATA AL MIO CHE VI SARà STRA UTILE !!

    http://modecracy.blogspot.it/

    BACI

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  2. I lived in Korea for 2 years. the students there all wear big thick black framed glasses (kinda like yours) without lenses, cos, well, i dunno why, but it's a trend...and if the koreans can do it...so can you. xoxoxo

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  3. I love wearing glasses (sometimes ones with no lenses!). Yours look fab.

    - KW
    http://musthaveboxes.com

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  4. you look amazing in glasses. i've loved a couple of pairs but i've never given into the whole fake glasses craze because i'm worried it will mess up my eye sight. probably silly but i'll wait my turn.

    abigail
    www.farandwildjewelry.com

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  5. I prefer glasses to lenses. This is the great choice


    http://theshortiesfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. super cute photos. i have insanely good vision - 20/13 so i never have worn glasses. boo!
    kw ladies in navy

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  7. Cute, though I have terrible vision and hate wearing glasses.. only came to accept them when i found a pair of amazing Burberry frames haha
    I still prefer contacts though, so good for you for being able to wear frames with no lenses lol :)
    xo
    http://polkadottedpearl.com

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  8. I say go for it, I live in South Florida it's really sunny so i stick to my sunnies.


    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  9. Cool look!! Following on bloglovin now! Really nice blog :) Hope you have a look at my blog too :)

    http://www.curlsandbags.com

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  10. Gorgeous pictures,You look fab! love the glasses

    Monica Harmony's Blog

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  11. So pretty lady! Love those rad glasses.

    www.alifeinthefashionlane.com

    xo

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  12. haha when i was younger i actually really wanted glasses because i thought they looked so cool!!! and ps can't wait to see the pink tips!
    brooke @ what2wear

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  13. I think it depends on the outfit and person. I think glasses are like any other accessory, they have their time and place. These are really cute and can't wait to see how you style them :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  14. amazing and and face shape you havee! and how good you wear those stunning firmoo eyeglasses!!
    you really rock, and look as a model!
    good job!
    hope follow each other and stay in touch!
    www.malesclutch.blogspot.com

    keeping reading, Sergio

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  15. Great post,you really look great! :)

    http://sofijasphotography.blogspot.com/

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  16. Love it!!

    http://couturetrend.blogspot.it/

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