With summer just around the corner, it’s high time we start talking about some real summer essentials to get you through the hot, humid days ahead. Enter Warby Parker and their brilliant collection of shades that will flatter any face out there. I only recently learned about this great brand and am excited to share with you some really amazing options to avoid squinting blindly through the sunshine of summer. No one likes a squinter after all, besides…squinting is bound to cause unwanted wrinkles 😉
Not having a Warby Parker store nearby, I took advantage of their really cool Home Try-On option. What that means is, you pick 5 frames you’re interested in and they’ll ship them to you at no cost to play around with on your own time. You then ship them back at no cost after hopefully finding a winner! For the purposes of this post, I also snatched up a pair of eyeglasses to showcase that not only do they make incredible sunglasses, they also make regular frames for everyday use. I don’t wear glasses, but I have to say…$99 for prescription glasses including the lenses and frames is probably the best deal I have ever heard of!
The five frames I selected are:
- Dixon Eyeglasses in Brushed Ink
- Evelyn in Whiskey Tortoise
- Flannery in Polished Gold
- Quimby in Absinthe
- Raskin in Jet Silver
All the sunglasses include polarized lenses, which is an absolute must if you ask me. I was really impressed with how sturdy the frames are on each one! Even the Aviators, which at times feel like they’ll break in your hands, were very well made. I have to admit, I had a bit of fun playing around modeling these sunglasses. While twirling around in these I even garnered an odd look or two from onlooking neighbors. What can I say, sunglasses and hats bring out a whole new side to me.
It was especially fun to wear optical glasses to bring out my librarian side.
Fun Fact: I actually worked in my school’s library in 7th and 8th grade and felt oh so special checking people out and charging fines. Ha!
But onto the main point: sunglasses!
Each pair of sunglasses fit very nicely, without having to worry about any pinching behind the ears or atop the nose. Is there anything worse than a snug pair of sunglasses? *no* And I really did like the variety available. I feel that no matter what shape your face is, you’ll be able to find a pair that is flattering. My first pair of sunglasses, the Evelyn‘s, were a gorgeous shape but a bit too large for my face. That’s when having the option to try on other pairs was so great. I later was happy to find that the Quimby frames offered a much similar shape…that better fit my face. It was definitely a lot of fun ‘shopping’ for these at home to find the best pair!
|Bejeweled Sweatshirt : JCrew (here)
Lipstick : MAC Russian Red (here)
While I really loved each pair, I was blown away by love for the Quimby shades in Absinthe. Really, gorgeous pair of sunglasses that are modern, eye-catching and fun! While colored glasses are quite in right now, I think the vibrant green really stands out against the pack.
Warby Parker in general is now booted to the top of my list as a go-to place for sunglasses. The quality is great without an outrageous price. This was my first time ever shopping for sunglasses online, and I loved how secure I felt that I would find the right fit and style. I think it’s also convenient that you can replace any of the lenses of the sunglasses with a prescription if you need it. That’s a great benefit for those that require glasses but want the freedom to wear attractive shades.
So, without a doubt I give Warby Parker a huge YAY today. Not only are the sunglasses very well made and stylish, I very much appreciated the service of allowing me to try these on at home. It was nice to have the opportunity to wear these in the sun to see how they really work, while not feeling the pressure to make a decision right then and there. It makes me dream that other stores would make this feature available. Try before you buy! It helps you make a confident purchase.
Let me know if you’ve tried Warby Parker before and how your experience went! And definitely take a browse of their site and pick some of these beauties up! Summer is prime time for sunglasses and I think you’ll all be very happy with a pair of your own 😉