Trend Watch: Thick Framed Glasses
Erica JacksonErica Jackson is a Toronto native, has lived in Paris, and now Atlanta. A fan of the CW, Erica will combine her love of CW shows, her experience in fashion, design and writing to comment on all things fashion-related; from CW stars and shows to red carpet events, to fashion news and the latest trends, to all pieces of style inspiration that cross her path. Feel free to email Erica with your fashion discoveries and/or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her on Twitter & Instagram @ericajjackson26.
I just got back from a month in Europe, where I found my way from Munich to Paris to Milan and then southward throughout Italy.
Along the way, I saw some of the most amazing new collections for Fall 2012, including must-have pieces and accessories that are trending everywhere.
And as I was window-shopping along Maximilianstraße in Munich, the Champs-Élysées in Paris, Via Montenapoleone in Milan and Via Condotti in Rome, I couldn’t help but notice that the sophisticated ‘Geek-Chic’ look is upon us — and there were thick-framed glasses everywhere I could see!
Looking smart has always been in style — but the thick frames are back in, and they’ve turned something as necessary as eyeglasses into a chic and cool accessory.
Even stars, male and female alike, have been sporting the thick frames — celebrities like Taylor Swift, Kim K, Jen Aniston, and 90210 star Shenae Grimes, to name a few.
I’m the only one in my family with 20/20 vision… my father just shook his head when I said I wanted a pair of fake-frames.
It’s okay, he just doesn’t understand.
- Erica Jackson