Not a Christmas sweater person? We don’t blame you. And even if you are, your boss may have a few things to say about your wearing one to work. Still, it’s time to get into the holiday spirit and we have some fun, but work-friendly frames that celebrate both Christmas and the New Year!
Santas and snowmen. What’s not to love? We have here a wayfarer frame in scarlet red with some holiday cheer painted on the temples. You could save these for the office Christmas party, but I’d suggest wearing them beginning December 1st to get everyone at work or at the gym excited about Santa, egg nog, and claymation specials.
Here’s a similar concept, Christmas images on the temples, but in a black, rectangular frame. If you are the serious type, wear these throughout the day and watch people’s reactions when they realize you are wearing Christmas glasses.
If you are into subtlety, check these out. A deep blue frame with white stars and outlines of holiday gifts, people will have to look long and hard to guess what you are wearing. This is great if you don’t mind being stared at. Otherwise, choose something else.
Do you play Santa or Mrs. Claus each year? These gold wire frames are just what you need. Even better, they are incredibly inexpensive. Stock up now!
Want to celebrate 2015 in style? Try these festive purple frames with peacock feathers. These would go wonderfully well with a basic black ensemble. In addition, these deep, rich colors will carry you through the rest of winter in style.
Not only will these floral and paisley prints look great on New Year’s Eve, they’ll also look fantastic at brunch the next day. Plus, they’re a cheery accessory while you wait for the days to get longer during January and February.
Friday, November, 21 2014 by Lainie Petersen
Earlier this month we announced our Show Your Mo’ contest: Take a picture of your Movember stache, upload it to Twitter or Instagram with hashtag #Zennimo and get entered to win Amazon gift cards. The grand prize winner gets a $300 Amazon card while three other lucky winners get a $100 card.
Just in time for the holidays, too!
We’ve got some excellent entries so far, and we wanted to show them to you:
These Zenni frames are rocking that stache. Who knew that Ron Burgundy wore glasses when not on camera?
I dare you to walk up to this lady and say “That’s nacho mustache!”
Or maybe not.
This may be my favorite of the bunch. A perfectly executed tiny stache!
This fellow appears to be wearing a hoodie, but it is so easy to imagine him in a red velvet smoking jacket. Carry on.
While Show Your Mo’ is all in good fun, Movember is about men’s health and that is a very serious issue indeed. Movember is all about getting men to change their appearance for one month so that everyone can change the way they think about men’s health issues, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.
Learn more about Movember and men’s health at the Movember Foundation website and send us a picture of you rocking your mustache and glasses!
Friday, November, 14 2014 by Lainie Petersen
We’ve got even more fall frames to show you, but this time I’m mixing things up a bit. In my previous Frame Fridays, I’ve shown off dark, rich colors. But for those who you like to keep things bright and cheery all year ’round, these are for you:
I admit that these plaid glasses aren’t a look that everyone can pull off. But they are gorgeous and would look great paired with a solid black or dark blue shirt or dress.
These unisex rectangle frames are made from transparent blue acetate and are great for days when you want to lighten things up a little. Try pairing with an ivory or cream colored shirt and a contrasting black or navy blue jacket.
You are in the pink with these transparent frames! The wayfarer style flatters most faces, as does this shade of delicate pink which gives you the look of having a healthy glow – even as the days get shorter and you’re staying inside more and more.
These frosted, gradient blue frames scream “ladies who brunch.” You could wear them to work, and they’d look great, but I’m more inclined to suggest pairing them with a warm cardigan, your best jeans, and Bloody Marys with friends.
Friday, November, 7 2014 by Lainie Petersen
November is Movember, a time to raise awareness of men’s health! Here at Zenni, we want to celebrate Movember with two promotions:
- Show us your ‘stache on Instagram and Twitter with hashtag #zennimo and you can win the grand prize of a $300 Amazon card or one of three $100 Amazon gift cards.
- Every time you use the hashtag, we donate $5 to The Movember Foundation. We have a goal of donating $10,000, and we hope you’ll help us reach it!
Need some inspiration? Check out these iconic staches:
Tom Selleck as Magnum P.I.
Magnum P.I. not only needed to look cool, he also had to protect his eyes from the sun. These aviators in brown alloy with an amber tint give you plenty of sun protection while going just so with your Hawaiian shirt.
Anthony Edwards as “Goose” in Top Gun
While Goose came to a sad end in Top Gun, we can take comfort in the fact that his alter ego went on to an illustrious career in emergency medicine. His sunglasses were aviators, naturally, and these silver frames blue lenses will take you from aircraft carrier to medical center (and everywhere else) in style.
Nobody had pipes like Freddy and nobody has ever captured his incredible style. Here we have a pair of titanium aviators (it seems to be a thing with mustachioed men), but with an extra bar over the nose. Add some blue tinted lenses for a serious rock and roll look.
Burt Reynolds was mega, mega man in the 70s and nobody wore a stache like him: On the rare occasions when he appeared clean-shaven, something always seemed off. To capture his look, try these black aviators with a yellow tint.
Friday, October, 31 2014 by Lainie Petersen
Hopefully you are getting settled into fall and appreciating some cooler weather and colorful foliage. We’re doing the same here at Zenni, at least when we aren’t planning fun stuff like our Halloween costume contest! We’re also getting raves about our fall frames, so we decided to share a few more with you:
Here’s a pair for the men: Half-frame Clubmaster-style rectangles combine gold wire and tortoiseshell for a professional look that’ll still get you noticed at happy hour.
Here’s a pair of cat-eye frames with a wee twist: Instead of smooth, swooping curves, these frames incorporate some straight lines and subtle angles. Perfect for making an impression at work or in the classroom. The black/silver combo also signals that you mean business.
Here’s a very different sort of cat-eye frame: Blue with tortoise markings. While I don’t think there are any cat breeds that actually match this description, the frames themselves are beautiful. Try pairing these with gray or navy clothing for a stunning look.
This fall appears to be the season of the cat-eye: Here’s a classic, elegant pair of cat-eyes with thinner rims that frame your eyes beautifully. Notice the dark, dark blue of these frames: I’d pair these with black clothing for a subtle, elegant contrast.
Friday, October, 24 2014 by Lainie Petersen
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