Capsule Accessories // Eye Glasses
My capsule wardrobe contains 37 pieces - tops, bottoms, dresses, coats, and shoes. So how do I keep my outfits feeling fresh and new through-out three full months? Accessories! Accessories are not included in my 37 count, so this is a great way to transition pieces through-out the changing seasons. My definition of an accessory is any item that cannot be worn alone. For instance, I would categorize tights as an accessory because I can pair them with a skirt for warmth, but I can't wear them alone as pants. Other accessories might include necklaces, scarfs, hats, socks, watches, bags, and my favorite - EYE GLASSES!
I recently purchased a new pair of glasses from Warby Parker, and I'm in love! Have you heard of Warby Parker?
"Warby Parker was founded with a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price, while leading the way for socially-conscious businesses."
The eyewear industry is dominated by a single company that has been able to keep prices artificially high while reaping huge profits from consumers who have no other options. Warby Parker decided to carve a new path by designing glasses in-house, and engaging with customers directly to provide higher-quality, better-looking prescription eyewear at a fraction of the going price. On top of that, for every pair of eyewear purchased, Warby Parker will donate a pair to people in need. Genius, right?!
The entire process is fantastic. You simply visit the website, select up to 5 frames you would like to try-on and they will ship them to your house - FREE OF CHARGE! You have up to 5 days to try the glasses on in the comfort of your home. Once you've found the perfect frame, you simply order it online, submit your prescription, and the glasses arrive on your doorstep in a matter of days.
I currently own three pairs, and I just can't get enough!
First Pair - Pierce in Greystone ($95)
Second Pair - Chamberlain in Saddle Sage ($95)
Third Pair - Baxter Ti in Sugar Maple ($145)
Tyler wears them, too. They have a great men's selection - many are similar to the women's but slightly larger. He currently owns the Benton in greystone and is in the process of selecting a new frame for winter.
Tyler's First Pair - Benton in Greystone ($95)
I love that the glasses are so inexpensive in relation to most options in the marketplace, and the styles are extensive. Warby Parker even started offering progressive lenses, so there are options for just about everyone. (As a side note, Warby Parker doesn't accept vision insurance, but I simply pay for the glasses myself and then file a claim with my insurance for reimbursement. It's really easy.) I've been considering getting LASIK in the next year or so, but I will likely continue to order non-prescription frames just because I love the look so much. :) If you're in the market for some new glasses, I would highly recommend a visit to Warby Parker!