Left: Specsavers Demi (€29); Right from top to bottom: Paul & Joe Phoenix (€230), Céline (€240), Ray Ban RB5227 (€133)
Even though this post is categorized under ‘small luxuries’, I’m aware of the fact that for some, like myself, glasses are a necessity (everything farther away from me than 20 centimeters is a blur, no joke!). I tried lenses for a while but I found them to be quite uncomfortable. And to be completely honest with you, I’m just too damn lazy to put them in and take them out every day in front of a mirror, messing around. So, after two years of wearing my black Ralph Lauren glasses, it’s that time again to invest in a new pair. And if any of you wear glasses, you probably know how difficult is to find that perfect pair. Sunglasses are different, you can buy a variety of them, switching it up every once in awhile. But glasses are a pretty big and expensive deal. They’re one of the few accessories that you wear on a daily basis for at least a year straight. And so you need to get it right (or your parents if you’re 10 years old and you think that a round bright pink/white frame looks awesome on you. No pictures, so this obviously never happened).
I usually spend a pretty penny on a new frame, so I think it’s safe to say that for me they qualify as a luxury. Obviously, a high price doesn’t always equal quality, especially when it comes to glasses, and I would be perfectly fine with a €29 frame if previous eyewear purchases didn’t show I have expensive taste, ugh! But hey, that cost per wear is down to zero in no time. Above some of my favorite ones so far (still looking). Which ones are your favorite?