Eye spy a cunning new trend. Some might call it an affectation. I call it an accessory. Geeky glasses complete a look for many who have 20/20 vision. I know this is crazy, but I have a beautiful friend who likes wearing A.J. Morgan‘s Maynard glasses in order to make people take her more seriously. If they only knew! But I suppose why not? We wear sunglasses just for looks half the time and rim our eyes in layers of smoky kohl for certain occasions. Non-prescription spectacles that look like necessary frames just take eyewear a step further.
The Maynard eyeglasses ($28) are described as “completely believable as a real pair of specs.” In tortoise, black, and cream, these chunky frames will instant convert you to geek-chic. If you get bored with your new look, no big deal – at under $30, this is a major Frugal Snob accessory. If you want more of a price commitment – or if you think your eyesight might be going soon – Prism‘s New York D-Frame acetate glasses ($325) are a more subtle option, with thinner frames of mellow taupe (and they can be fitted with prescription lenses). Nothing says, “I’m booksmart” like a pair of horn-rimmed tortoiseshells. Plus, famous-name Oliver Peoples ($315) will lend your sneaky accessory some certitude. Sexy librarians unite!