Spectacles: Fashion Accessory or Myopic Nightmare?
So we’re in a curious position here in WWIWT, a myopic quagmire if you will. Sarah WWIWT had to go and get herself some spectacles recently, being told that her squinting was a result of short-sightedness and not a case of Instagram overload. The WWIWT team have all dabbled with impaired vision over the years, with some choosing to embrace it and others choosing to overcome it. Myself and Grace had laser-eye surgery with Ultralase Ireland, and never looked back – hnar hnar. Honestly, it was the most exhilarating feeling to wake up and see the black mascara and fake-tan smudges on the pillowcase in clear 20-20 vision. However, Lorna and Sarah decided to remain bespectacled and the odd flushes of jealousy arise every now and then when you see how cool their glasses are. Obviously, nerd-chic has taken ownership of spectacles, but there’s nothing like a pair of authentic frames to skyrocket your hipster credentials.
Joking aside, a nice pair of specs can frame the face, draw out the eyes and inject authority and intelligence. They also make a mighty hairband when needs must and are great for fiddling with when you’re really bored in a meeting. Spectacles as high-fashion is a look that’s here to stay; you only need check out Tom Ford’s new retro line for A/W 2012.
Having said that, there is absolutely no way I’d go back on my laser surgery and resulting super-bionic vision. Make-up can be applied without worrying your lashes are going to get stuck to your lenses. Hair can be styled in myriad ways that don’t have to accentuate/ detract from your glasses. And outfits can be constructed with NO heed to colour-coordinating with your frames. I firmly believe that glasses are a key component in chaotic-living. I can’t find my keys. Oh, I can’t find my wallet either. Where’s my phone? Who’s taken my bleedin’ bank card? And WHERE THE BLOODY HELL ARE MY GLASSES. I can’t see. I can’t see ANYTHING.
So, where do you guys stand? Are you in love with your specs? Do you hold an annual celebration for the day you got surgery? Are you a resolute believer in contacts lenses? Are glasses part of your daily accessorising? Are specs a key look in your outfit?