Hi Gorgeous. It’s me, WG. And I was wondering…How’s your vision?
If you’re one my fashionably bespectacled readers, then *cue Beyonce voice* shawty shawty let me UPgrade you via Warby Parker’s Fall 2014 eyeglasses collection, Released TODAY!
After being contacted by their marketing team, I had the honor of previewing this collection last week, before it hit the market. Though not a glasses wearer, I appreciate a good pair and am finding myself impressed with their sleek designs for both men and women. Their marketing materials aren’t too bad either. Peep some of the looks below:
Before I get into my personal thoughts on the Fall 14′ line, here is what Warby Parker has to say about it themselves:
“Personality is what makes a good pair of glasses great. Our Fall Collection is for those who own their style, exercise their wit and add life to the party. We’re introducing nine new shapes-which means there’s a signature look for everyone in the room. For the bold, we created three clever styles in crystal. For the polished professionals, we updated three hardworking acetate frames with titanium temples. And for the folks who really mean business, we designed a handful of angular silhouettes. Two new hues were also added to the mix: Striped Pacific and Petal Tortoise. The first is a streaked combination of rich, seaworthy blues; the second is a painterly mix of soft pinks and earthy browns. Fall 2014 is available September 3 online at http://www.WarbyParker.com/fall-2014 and in stores and showrooms; frames starting at $95.”
I fully encourage you guys to view the entire Fall 14′ Collection at www.WarbyParker.com/fall-2014 but for now I’m going to focus on two of my favorite styles from the release.
This is the Chandler Ti pair in English Oak. From what I can see, the design is the same for both women and men. The price starts at $145, including prescription lenses. And Warby Parker’s site has this really cool “virtual try-on” feature which allows you to see how the frames will look on your lovely face via your computer’s/phone’s camera. There is even a “Home Try-On” feature which seems to mean a trial run with your favorite pair of specs. The lines on this Chandler Ti pair are stunning but what I love most is the color and finish. The Chandler Ti isn’t for the meek, and I’m visualizing it with a messy top-bun and Barbie pink lip on myself. I wish they sold non-prescription glasses for those of us who just want to make a fashion statement.
This pair is for my ladies! The “Annette” does have a more conservative design style, but that gorgeous color still manages to make a big statement. “Annette” comes in the shade “Petal Tortoise” which is a brand new hue for Warby Parker, introduced in their Fall 14′ line. I think this pair is absolutely gorgeous, soft and perfect for Fall. The frames will perfectly compliment a medium to small face, which is why I would personally opt for the Chandler Ti pair to balance out my chubby cheeks. “Annette” starts at $95.
Here is a visual idea of how I see myself in either of these pairs….for some reason they’re making me feel really cozy. That, and the fact that I’m penning this in Starbucks where Pumpkin Spice is in the air. I’m feeling a soft but chic sweater dress paired with comfortably stylish pink ballet flats to bring out the shades in both pairs of glasses. Finished off with a blue nail, pink lip and messy top-bun. I can’t imagine anything feeling more put-together yet casual.
Back to the Glasses:
Guys, I’ve been glasses shopping with my Dear Ol’ Dad before and these prices seem really reasonable and wow are they swaggy. The “Virtual Try-On” and “Home Try-On” options are cutting edge and their website is super user-friendly. And I saved the best for last…
“For every pair sold-we are going to distribute a pair to someone in need through our non-profit partners.” ~Warby Parker
Now that’s swag with soul. They got swoul.