Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Spectacular Spectacles | Vintage Glasses for the Modern Girl

I have worn glasses since the second grade and surprisingly, it's not something I ever really minded.  There were a few years that I preferred contacts over glasses, but the older I get, the harder it is for me to keep them in for long stretches of time.

It was around the time of high school that I changed my perspective on glasses.  I wore them more as a fashion statement and looked at them as yet another way to expression my personal style.  This is when I branched out and took more risks with my glasses selection.  And, since I didn't wear them everyday, it was much easier to justify a more flashy selection.

However, for the last few years I have been stuck in a rut, wearing the same basic black plastic frames and not veering to far from this look.  If I am being honest with myself, it's because I feel most comfortable with this style and that design does flatter my face better than others.

But, it's time for a change.  Part of my mission for 2014 is to become a more honest version of myself, inside and out.  I have moved away from my vintage aesthetic and it's about time I get back into gear!

One of the ways I want to accomplish this is by getting some new glasses.  Much like a purse, glasses are apart of my daily accessories and they help to express my style.  While there is nothing wrong with my black square frames, I really do want something more inline with my vintage look.  Something that will help convey that look even if I am not wearing a vintage dress.

I really love the pair pictured above.  Cateyes are a bit hard for me to find that fit well with the structure of my face, but these are larger than most and I could probably get away with them.  Too bad I can't order a pair!

Join me over the next few weeks while I shop for glasses, share what's out there for the vintage loving gal, and 1940s, 1950s, & 1960s tips for how to wear glasses in those decades.  Until then, enjoy this late 1950s short on glasses as fashion accessories -- it's a hoot!


Tasha said...

I always end up buying a modern pair when I get my eyes examined as a backup, but have at least one vintage pair in rotation that are my daily pair. There's something about vintage glasses that really can make an outfit, even if you're not feeling particularly vintage-y that day. Good luck in finding the right pair! :)

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