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Fashion experts have long been debating the easiest way to add a flare of sophistication to a simple outfit. But I have found the secret in a commonplace accessory: glasses.
While figuring out fashion in college, glasses might at first seem counter-intuitive. Walking around campus, I only see thick-lensed frames pop up on faces of computer science nerds or on athletes battling pink eye. Most college students have their seventh-grade frames stashed away in their bottom desk drawer for emergency purposes only.
The fact that the majority of college students opt for contact lenses makes wearing glasses unique, and if you pick out a super cute pair, it can add a new layer of personality to your look that feels just as refreshing as a new makeover.
Whether you’re one to plan your outfits days in advance or you barely manage to roll out of bed in time for class, a perfect pair of glasses can give you a nerdy chic twist that adds an unidentifiable spark to any look.
I discovered my power weapon in a pair of glasses from an eye-wear boutique in Boston a couple of years back. While satisfying my shopping cravings on Newbury St., I stumbled upon SEE Eyewear. Their window display, glinting with colorful and retro-style frames, lured me into their basement store, where I spent hours trying on various frames before settling on a pair of ruby red specs with tortoise shell lining the sides.
A carefully crafted pair of frames might edge on the pricier side of your budget, but the quality makes up for the cost. When you make a decision to step your eyewear up, be sure to choose a pair of frames that fits your face shape. Experiment with colors and dare to be bold! Glasses can make a statement that says a lot about your personality, so make sure your pair accurately reflects you.