Archive for the ‘Frame Friday’ Category
London Fashion week starts today, so we decided to focus on some of our most runway-worthy styles. If you are looking to add some serious glam to your look, these frames are for you.
While some folks use sunglasses to disappear into the crowd, these frames will likely have the opposite effect, particularly with the gray-tinted lenses. These offer a bit of coverage, causing people around you to wonder “Who IS that behind those sunglasses?”
Here’s another pair of full-coverage glasses that might well make people scratch their heads as they wonder if you are some sort of celebrity. These basic black frames are crafted in a wayfarer style but with some distinctly feminine curves. If you want a high-impact look, check these out.
Stylish and unique, the pattern on this pair of cream-colored frames is supposed to be “woodgrain,” but it reminds me a bit of mother of pearl. Regardless, this is a gorgeous pair of glasses that will pair nicely with the last remnants of your summer tan.
I just checked out some early photos from London Fashion Week and while there are some gorgeous jewel-toned fabrics on display, I’m also looking at a LOT of neutral earth tones. These lovely frames start out as chocolate brown on top, gradually fading to tan at the base. Pair these with some brown and beige this fall . . . you’ll look amazing.
Looking forward to a night out but haven’t seen your threader in awhile? Check out these industrial-looking browline glasses. They add structure to your face while also helping you see clearly. Try pairing with a black leather moto jacket.
Here’s another pair of frames that will go great with the neutral earth tones that we are seeing at London Fashion Week. We have two colors at play: Black and copper, creating a distinctive look.
(Into steampunk? Try out a pair of these frames with your garb.)
We love to mix it up at Zenni! Just as the previous pair of frames mixed black and copper, this pair combines gold and tortoise. These are a bit more conservative, though, and may be a better choice for the office.
No eyeglass wardrobe would be complete without a pair of basic black frames, which is what we offer you here. When in doubt, grab these and you’ll always look appropriately dressed.
And don’t forget to snap a selfie of you in your new Zenni’s with the #zennifashion Hashtag for your chance to win a $300 dollar Nordstrom’s Gift Card!
Friday, September, 12 2014 by Lainie Petersen
We love football here at Zenni and are super excited about the games this weekend. We’ve even selected some frames that announce your team spirit and complement your logo wear. Bonus: Several frames are made of tough, flexible plastic, making them ideal for rowdy celebrations and even a few hours of playing football with your friends.
San Francisco vs. Dallas
49′ers fans can paint the town red with these frames: They’re sure to get you noticed at the game and at the bars afterward. They are also made of flexible plastic, which means that you aren’t as likely to break them if you get overenthusiastic at the game.
Whether you are watching the Cowboys play or engaging in some casual team sports yourself, these silver and gray frames will not only help you see, but also keep you comfortable: They are made from hypoallergenic acetate, so they aren’t so likely to irritate your skin, even if you work up a sweat!
Denver vs. Indianapolis
Broncos fan? Check out these orange-trimmed frames: Pair them with a blue and white shirt and you’ll be all set for the season.
Colts fans can enthusiastically enjoy the game while not worrying about breaking their frames: These blue frames are made from flexible plastic, so feel free to let loose at the game or tailgate party.
Atlanta vs. New Orleans
If you love the Falcons, try wearing a red shirt and these black and silver Zennis. We particularly love the cut-out temples that seriously update your style without going overboard.
If you are a Saints fan, we’ve got a pair of black frames that may be just your style. Not only do they go with just about everything, but the rectangle frames have a sleek, sporty look. Get them with tinted lenses if you enjoy going out to see the games live!
Finally, whether you’re at the game, at the bar, or at home, make sure to take a picture of yourself and use the #ZenniFashion hashtag for a chance to win a $300 Nordstrom gift card!
Friday, September, 5 2014 by Lainie Petersen
Labor Day is upon us, officially putting an end to Summer. For me, fall is an exciting time: I push myself to complete my goals for the year. I also begin to look forward to the fast-approaching new year. Fall is also a great time to update my wardrobe, including my glasses. Here are some nifty Zennis that will help you make a fashionable transition into shorter days and cooler weather:
We love our classic wayfarers here at Zenni and I have to say that I’m particularly fond of this pair. Tortoiseshell is so classic and perfect for fall. I also like the coverage offered by the larger frames: Try these as sunglasses!
Here is another classic: Aviator frames. Gold wire goes with just about everything, including the changing foliage. They are also strangely appropriate for just about every occasion.
Speaking of foliage, these wayfarers are made of acetate, but look like wood! If you are shifting to darker, warmer wardrobe colors, check this pair out.
Sick of eyewear innovation? We get it: You want your wayfarers old school. Check out these thick rimmed black wayfarers. No wood grain, no fancy patterns, just basic black nerd glasses. Enjoy.
If you aren’t sick of innovation, however, we’ve got some excitement for you. These beautiful frosted aqua wayfarers will remind you of summer trips to the beach, even when there’s a nip in the air. A little harder to pair with clothing, but they’d look beautiful with a cream blouse and khakis.
Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend!
Friday, August, 29 2014 by Lainie Petersen
Today is National Aviation Day, when we celebrate flight and the men and women who pilot aircraft. Here at Zenni, we are also excited about our aviator frames, available in a variety of materials and colors.
As the name suggests, aviator frames (also known as “aviators”) were originally developed in the 1930s as sunglasses that could protect the eyes of pilots. Eventually they were popularized by General Douglas MacArthur during World War II. The frames continued to enjoy popularity through the 20th century, peaking in 1986 after the release of Top Gun. Today, the aviator frame remains a classic: Flattering to most face shapes, wearable by men and women, and providing ample eye protection (remember, here at Zenni we offer FREE UV coating on all our glasses!).
Thinking about getting a pair? Here are some frames to check out:
These bendable titanium glasses offer a classic look, perfect for flying, driving or even doing business. The frames are bendable and hold their shape well, something that’s important if you lead an active lifestyle and are afraid of breaking your frames.
Classic styling with a twist is probably the best way to describe these stainless steel aviators. Check out the subtle cut-outs on the temples to see what I’m talking about. Sure, you can wear these to work, but I’d also keep them on hand for date night.
Men who like a lot of eye coverage should go for this pair: Goldtone stainless steel rim with black acetate temples suggests luxury while the large lenses give you plenty of privacy.
These plastic framed aviators are a sturdy, affordable alternative to metal sunglasses. Even better, this style comes in three different colors (red, white and green) so you can easily match them to your car, plane, swimsuit or outfit.
No-nonsense ladies should check out these brick-red ladies’ aviators. They may not go with everything in your closet, but you could surely rock a pair of jeans and a black t-shirt while wearing these. Or try wearing them while out for a jog.
Here’s another alternative take on the classic aviator, this time in different shades of gray. Metal rims, plastic temples and a bit of contrast in color and texture throughout.
By the way, while aviators were originally sunglasses, you don’t have to order them with tinted lenses if you don’t want to. Zenni’s ordering system will help you select the exact lens treatments (including tints) that you want and need!
Also, be sure to check out our latest infographic to help figure out what frame size you should get!
Wednesday, August, 20 2014 by Lainie Petersen
Recently, our Facebook fans duked it out in a frame fight. Here is the winner… along with the runners-up. While several of these styles are very different from others, they are also frames that will definitely get you noticed.
Affectionately dubbed “Dottie” by our Facebook fans, this pair of red polka dot frames is just too cute for words. While I wouldn’t recommend pairing them with a polka dotted outfit (that’s just too many dots to connect) these could definitely liven up an outfit made up of solid colors. Red not your color? No worries, these frames are available in four different colors, making it easy to find the pair that best suits your wardrobe.
Cat’s eye glasses are always in style, particularly when paired with pumps and a pencil skirt. This sleek pair is downright bewitching, though, with full coverage of the entire eye area. Try them as sunglasses!
Here’s a narrower set of cat’s eyes with a twist: Sparkle dust in each corner. These make great special occasion glasses, of course, but I’d recommend wearing them whenever you just are feeling special. Like this coming Tuesday, for instance. Bonus: With the curved frame and sparkly stuff, you won’t have to wear much eye makeup with this pair.
These pink frames with metal temples offer a subtle, professional look, particularly for folks who don’t like brightly colored or patterned frames, but want something a bit more exciting than just metal.
These rectangular, full-rim glasses can give your eyes a lot of coverage (try them as sunglasses) but also have a decidedly feminine twist: A little bow on each temple! This is a classic look that can take you from the office to the beach and back again, so it may make sense to pick up a couple of these plastic frames to keep around your home and office.
Friday, August, 8 2014 by Lainie Petersen