Friday, 3 January 2014

Collection to Love: Warby Parker X Leith Clark

With the new year comes an unwavering desire for change. Who doesn't wish they could instantly drop ten pounds, read every New York Times bestseller, or have Julia Child's cooking repertoire? Sartorially speaking, most style savants want to throw out their whole wardrobe and start fresh. While magically inheriting Jonathan Saunders and Christopher Kane pieces sounds like a dream come true, stocking up on some covetable accessories is a more practical (and realistic) way to spruce up your look for 2014. One of my absolute favorite accessories of the moment? Warby Parker X Leith Clark glasses.

Leith Clark with collaboration model, Zoe Kazan.

Whether you need reading glasses to devour today's WWD issue or want to look effortlessly glam with some shades, Warby Parker is indisputably one of the hottest brands to find ultra stylish, yet affordable, frames.

Luckily for Warby Parker fans everywhere, the brand  just debuted an adorable collaboration with fashion fixture Leith Clark. You know, a visionary at Harper's Bazaar UK and Vogue Italia as well as the genius behind Lula. With pink tinted lenses and shapes that are reminiscent of the 1960s, this collection obviously has Clark's feminine touch and seal of approval all over it. The collection consists of five new models: Willow, Wednesday, Greta, Aurora, and Marva. Though they all capture a funky ladylike aesthetic, every optical-obsessed fashionista is bound to fall in love with (at least) one of the five frames.

If you have a small face and petite features, the Willow model is your optical match made in heaven. Who doesn't want to channel their inner poodle girl with a pair of cat eye frames? Exactly. But what's a style savant to do if she boasts big eyes and a wide smile? Opt for the Wednesday shades, obviously. The thick, black cat-eye rims are so nerdy chic, they're too good to resist! Plus, the slightly larger shape is a great alternative. Unleash your inner flower power with a pair of Greta sunnies. The hippie-approved shape and rose-tinted lenses are very groovy. Ideal for any preppy hipster, the Aurora's partially rimless frames are versatile enough to wear all year around.  Personally, I'm a huge fan of the Marva glasses. The subtle brow arch and zesty print is perfect for any vintage-obsessed girl who isn't afraid of a little color.






Not only will you look good in your Warby Parker X Leith Clark rims, you'll actually be doing some good, too. First of all, for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need. Additionally, a percentage from each sale will also go to Girl Up, the United Natons Foundation that strives to provide life-changing opportunities to girls around the world. So if you didn't have enough of an incentive to pick up some feminine frames, you definitely do now. Though these prices are a little more costly than your average Warby Parker glasses  ($145 for optical, $195 for sunglasses), it's a small price to pay for a major fashion statement.

So be honest, how much do you adore this collaboration? A lot, right? Tell me which frames you're loving! 

No comments:

Post a Comment