Just in time for Christmas, Warby Parker is releasing their Resort Collection which I have had a sneak peek at and can honestly say I love. I get some strong vintage vibes from the collection, but with a modern spin. Because of the retro feel, I’m instantly drawn to a nostalgic style for wearing them.
This first look is inspired by the one and only vintage icon: Audrey Hepburn. The black cat-eye frames really reminded me of her style, so I paired them with a basic black sweater, matching skinny slacks and simple but chic off-white flats. The neck scarf adds some fun with the pattern but the colors keep it clean and minimalist. Adding a red lip to the outfit would completely the vintage look.
This second outfit draws on some old-fashioned safari and archaeologist inspiration. The tortoise-shell glasses can be paired with a simple white shirt (tied at the waist for a more relaxed look), khaki high-waisted trousers with a belt, brown Chelsea boots and a leather rucksack. I really like the Indiana Jones-y feel and I considered adding a hat, but that would have probably crossed over into costume territory.
Warby Parker is the kind of company I’m always looking out for; it features classy but cool glasses and shades and they also have solid ethics. They’re actually a certified B Corp, meaning they “meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency” (source). Their eyewear is carbon-neutral, meaning that they take into account their environmental impact and balance the carbon emissions the production process might generate. They’re also involved in charity work, by providing eye exams in classrooms and glasses to children that need them through their Pupils Project. Plus, they care about “empowering adult men and women with training opportunities to administer basic eye exams and sell glasses for ultra-affordable prices“, helping develop a sustainable model for communities to thrive and develop.
And you can be sure that they block 100% of UVA and UVB rays and they’re also scratch-resistant (they’ll even replace them if they get any scratches during the first year!).