There's no time like new glasses time. Ever since I started wearing optical eyewear more than twenty years ago the purchase of a new pair of glasses was a personal highlight every two years. And although I have never hidden my distorted vision and always felt quite confident wearing glasses I do applaud the days of eyewear as a health necessity being long gone. Both sunglasses and optical eyewear have become important statement pieces and fashion forward accessories, smartening up the dullest outfits.

I myself have recently added a chic touch to my daily looks as I got myself a new pair of prescription glasses at the local GrandOptical store. I was invited at GrandOptical Wijnegem last week and next to the warmest welcome I received an introduction on the new eyewear trends for fall and winter; indian summer, vintage nerd, smart chic, retro round, cat eye, classic deluxe and cool winter. As I overlooked the enormous range they had in store and started trying on different frames I realized I had to narrow down my choice. And so I decided to focus on the 'smart chic' and 'classic deluxe' trends, both offering that perfect balance between modern and classic I was looking for. The GrandOptical optician advised me to take a look at the shape of my face and my skin tone and so I finally managed to end up with a final of three glasses I had to pick my ultimate favorite from.

As I tell you tortoiseshell acetate has been a favorite for decades and I was on the hunt for a timeless and chic yet slightly oversized pair, which one do you think I took home?

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  1. Ik vind allensinds dat de Vintage Nerd je het beste staat!

    x Karen

  2. Vintage nerd of cat eye staan je beide geweldig!

  3. Die Indian Summer vind ik echt cool!
    Ik draag al sinds mijn 7e een bril en heb aan beide ogen - 10, so I know how you feel. :D

    x Krizia

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