Archive for the ‘Frame Friday’ Category
One of the best things about the holiday season is the appropriately festive and … unique sweaters. If you’re going to an ugly sweater party and want to stand out from all the crocheted reindeer, perhaps an equally quirky pair of glasses is in order.
Unique, unpopular, and yes, sometimes downright odd style is the name of the game this season. That’s what all these glasses and frames offer. Embrace them and stand confident as Macklemore shouting “sweater game, nope, ya’ll can’t copy,” only for you it’ll be the sweater-glasses combo that’s doing work.
What is it that draws us to these kinds of aesthetics? Why do hipters love their grandparents’ hand-me-down sweaters, horrendously out of style, crass, and tacky? It’s all about breaking the mold and expressing yourself.
They say the clothes make the (wo)man. But in the case of glasses and sweaters like these, it’s the other way around. People who love to put together an unconventional ensemble of clothing and accessories in order to do something slightly different, more original, and less “cookie-cutter” are making the clothes; they take something unwanted, combine it with something old and a shiny new pair of day-glo glasses and combine them into that essential, ineffable quality: style.
Don’t be fooled. There are always those who will try to brand and box the newest wave of individuality, turning it into another marketable and homogenizing trend. If that’s not for you, your only option is to continually find new ugly sweaters, or whatever else there is that interests you, and make them your own.
A holiday ugly sweater party is a great occasion to don something funny that you wouldn’t otherwise wear and catch up with friends. But if you find that kind of look appealing even when there isn’t a party for an excuse, consider this exceptional selection of glasses from Zenni. Maybe they’ll help you make your mark and express yourself just a bit more through your day-to-day accessories.
Tuesday, December, 10 2013 by Dave Schreiner
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the serious holiday travel season. Whether going to visit relatives for a week, making the trek home after Thanksgiving only to turn around for another trip in a few weeks, or planning a longer vacation somewhere exciting, if you use corrective eye wear, you need to account for your glasses.
Most importantly, bring a backup pair and a glasses case for each. You don’t have to worry about finding a suitable replacement if you lose or break your primary pair as long as you have a backup. And if you are going somewhere sunny, either plan for contacts, or get an affordable pair of prescription sunglasses such as one of the many affordable options we offer.
A classes case for each pair makes packing easier and protects your glasses from damage. Just throw your extra pair in your carry on and you don’t have to worry about anything breaking. If you’re taking a long trip out of the United States, you might even want to bring a second backup in your checked bags, so don’t forget the case for that pair either. A microfiber glasses cloth is especially nice on long trips.
Some people prefer contacts for trips because as long as you can keep your hands sanitary enough for removing them before sleep, they reduce the chances of losing or breaking your essential eye wear. They make a good backup, but you have to deal with cleaning solution or purchase expensive disposables. With just a bit of caution and planning, you can bring the right extra pairs of glasses and protective cases to ensure you can enjoy all the beauty that any trip offers.
Friday, November, 29 2013 by Dave Schreiner
Last wee was just a prelude to all the splendor of the holiday we get to enjoy in the United States next week; Thanksgiving is the holiday most of us love, and the theme of being thankful is perfectly relevant for those of us who wear glasses.
Think of all the things we all have to be thankful for, especially those of us dealing with vision problems: free and affordable access to these incredibly attractive glasses, healthy vision that requires only minor vision aids to be fully functional, and the funds to purchase glasses to go with our ever-changing fashion sense.
The vision benefits of good glasses lead to their own list of reasons for thankfulness. Most importantly, the ability to work, enjoy family time, and prepare delicious Thanksgiving food to share with loved ones and friends. If you are going to be reveling in these advantages of modern science next Thursday, you can take a moment to express another note of gratitude, this one slightly less serious, for the fun of stylish, attractive glasses.
As the holiday season begins and we all decide to head out for a movie after the meal, to take advantage of Black Friday, or to travel across the globe to be with family, Zenni Optical invites all our customers t join us and take a moment to think about everything that makes us feel grateful, from the trite and exciting – like a nice pair of glasses to match your favorite coat – to the most important things in the world.
Friday, November, 22 2013 by Dave Schreiner
For starters, this selection of colorful glasses in a range of styles and fantastic colors – it is the definition of a cornucopia. Well actually, the definition of a cornucopia has to do with a symbol of abundance and plenty, more specifically a decoration that has come to be associated with Thanksgiving and more generally the harvest season. The United States is a country founded on farming and the fall harvest, and that makes now the perfect time for our abundance of high-quality glasses, whether you need help with your vision preparing a harvest meal or just need some new specs.
A typical cornucopia is a hollow, horn-shaped wicker basket, often filled with seasonal foods such as vegetables, fruit, and perhaps even pheasant. If amassing delicious foods for a table setting isn’t interesting, you can demonstrate your seasonal appreciation for abundance with some colorful specs. Brown, green, orange, black, white, and even pink can be appropriate fashion statements if they fit your style and your needs.
The thing about the Zenni Optics cornucopia of glasses is that most people only own one pair at a time. You probably aren’t going to amass a collection of glasses, but there’s no reason you can’t select the right frames to give yourself the warm glow of other types of plenty, such as plenty of happiness, confidence, and charm. It’s as easy as picking the right facial accessories for your tastes and face shape.
Of course, trends change. If staying hip and fashionable is a priority, you might want to spend a little more time poring over our inventory. We have several different types of frame shapes in a wide range of colors and materials to meet your exact desires. You might even call it a cornucopia of glasses.
Friday, November, 15 2013 by Dave Schreiner
Those of us who need corrective eye wear have at least two choices: glasses and contacts. Convenience play a big role in how much of us make the selection, sometimes along with practical concerns like the ability of hard contacts to slow the progress of some types of vision problems. However, there’s one other easy way to make the decision, a desire to stay classy. So you have to ask yourself one question. “Plastic or metal?”
The frames above an below represent some of the main entrants from the plastic side. They’re here to convince of the merits of hip, on-trend style. Plastic and acetate frames tend to be thicker and have a more substantial aesthetic. They are also available in a wider range of colors more often, and do a good job embracing the updated retro style that is popular. Choose frames along these lines if you plan to stay classy by demonstrating your contemporary fashion sense.
On the other hand, stainless steel and titanium offer entirely different advantages, including durability, sophisticated lines, and a more reserved aesthetic, as exemplified by the two frames below. They may be heavier, and tend to come in more muted colors with simpler palettes and fewer patterns. These are the glasses of powerful professionals and the self-possessed. They are perfect for those who want their vision-correcting eyewear to project an air of classy, cool calmness.
Don’t get me wrong. Contacts have their place. But we’ve given up far too much class in the way we dress and present ourselves. If you decide to take it upon yourself to show the world just how easy it is to make panache a daily habit, give these glasses serious consideration.
Friday, November, 8 2013 by Dave Schreiner