When it comes to fashion, we have to consider every aspect. We look at every detail of our appearance and either unconsciously, subconsiously, or consciously make the decision about what to wear. Whether you work from the ground up and choose shoes first and then your clothes, or your clothes and then your shoes, you have a choice. However, there is one part of the look that some of us, mostly those who are too young to choose whether to wear or not to wear, have to take into account and that is the thing that makes us see better: Glasses. In various posts, I have been pictured in glasses and without, because I am wearing contacts, and I don’t have perfect vision so I need to wear something. As a child, contacts weren’t an option.
As a teenager, I thought the worst of glasses. I squinted to see the board in school because I didn’t want to be caught in my glasses. I was worried about how it would make me look, ruin my “image.” Now, there are brands like Warby Parker that understand the importance of reading and writing and make their best effort to make glasses that people of all ages want to wear. Not only do they make great glasses, but they are taking it a step further by teaming up with nonprofit organization 826* to make custom glasses in support of students’ creative interests and imagination. These glasses, known as Kidd, will be released in Revolver Black and are available for adults. There will only be 826 pairs made and each pair will be engraved with the edition number out of 826. The Kidd will come in both optical eyeglasses and sunglasses to support to NY and LA branches, respectively. In sleek black frames, the Kidd’s can be dressed up or dressed down. The classic frame works well with many outfits and would be an easy addition to any style.
One of the cool things about Warby Parker, is that not only are there so many styles to choose from, but they make it easy for you with a virtual try-on. I am desperately in need of a new pair of frames (I have been rocking the same pair for over 5 years!). It takes time to figure out what frames work for your face, what color you’re going to get and its actually fun, like playing dress-up all over again :) Check me out!
I am very excited for the launch of Warby Parker x 826. Both brands are committed to the development of child education and support learning. They make doing so easy by providing eyewear that not only kids want to wear, but adults as well. As a person who has needed corrective lenses for more than half of my life and a lover of writing, so much so that I spent an extra few years in school to learn more about it, I support the mission and goal of making sure that people have quality eyewear at an affordable cost to make sure they are able to effectively work and learn.
*826 is a nonprofit organization, founded in Park Slope Brooklyn, dedicated to providing students age 6-18 with the support and skills they need in order to enhance their creative and writing skills. 826 is committed to providing one on one support to students in order to make sure they develop the strong writing skills that are fundamental to future success. This organization calls on over 1,000 volunteers consisting of teachers and other writing professionals to teach the students of 826 nationwide. Students in San Francisco, LA, Seattle, Chicago, Ann Arbor and Boston can reach out to their local 826 organization for more information.
Warby Parker x 826 Frames will be available in NY and LA locations today, October 21.