I've been a fan of Warby Parker
eyewear for a few years now. Stylish, affordable prescription frames
from a company that gives a pair of eyewear to someone in need for each pair purchased? Can't beat that. When I updated my prescription recently, I excitedly settled on the Holcomb
style. I went back and forth a few times between some more conservative styles and decided that I liked these sassy frames
the best. For the most part I wear them for computer use and desk work at my day job, but I like that I can style them in my off time to give my wardrobe a little more personality. Personality is good, don't you think?! With all that said, I was excited when Warby Parker
asked me to help them launch their new collection
! It just so happens that they are celebrating their five year anniversary, and in honor of this milestone they just released a special collection of frames
Here is what they have to say about this event:
The past five years have been busy— we’re not complaining—and we’re just getting started.
Since February 2010, we’ve grown out of five offices and set up a second hub in Nashville, expanded to 500-and-counting employees, rode across the country in a refurbished school bus, opened 10 stores (with more to come) throughout the U.S., and distributed glasses to over one million people in need worldwide.
We’re celebrating the occasion with the Half-Decade Collection, a group of five and a half shapes from our first-ever collection, re-released in a limited-edition spectrum of our signature hue, blue, and engraved with a 5 on the temple tip. Each pair arrives packaged in a specially designed box inscribed with all our frame names to date.
The new Harbor Blue, Striped Indigo, and Atlas Blue round out a crew of perennial favorite colors Eastern Bluebird Fade, Blue Slate Fade, and Blue Sapphire. They give the frames—Huxley, Roosevelt, Nedwin, Wiloughby, Fillmore, and our Colonel monocle—a fresh look.
As always, for every pair sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.
I like the sassiness of my Holcomb
frames because of the shape, but color is an area I have not ventured into with my eyewear. Talk about personality! I think my favorite pair from the new collection
is the Roosevelt in Blue Slate Fade. Here is a sneak peek at the Still Light Tunic
that I just finished (a hint at what is to come on the blog soon). Normally, as you may have noticed if you follow my knitwear posts
, I like to make with (and wear) a lot of color. As a result, my accessories are a little toned down or nonexistent. However, with a neutral outfit like this one, little pops of color really bring it to life. Paired with some frames in that Blue Slate Fade hue or the Harbor Blue for a bolder touch, some brightly colored tights... good to go.
Or... I suppose we could get a little matchy-matchy. This Ruckle
tunic I finished over the summer would look great with any of the frames in the Half Decade collection
, but I especially like these Huxleys in Eastern Bluebird Fade. Still mostly neutral, with just a little colorful accent. Discreet, just right.
provided images and information for this post. However, interpretations and opinions are my own, in supporting a great company that I am fond of!