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Fashion Inspiration: Warby Parker’s Summer 2014 Collection


Warby parker summer 2014 ad
Photo via Warby Parker

As someone who has been wearing prescription glasses for several years now, I can tell you firsthand that they make a big difference when it comes to your overall look. There are so many shapes, colors, and styles out there, and whether or not you need a prescription, glasses are a great way to change up your style.

I recently discovered Warby Parker, which sells chic and trendy glasses and sunglasses with and without prescription lenses. Like TOMS, they use the buy-one-give-one model, so every purchase helps get prescription eyeglasses to communities in need. Warby Parker also does lots of fun collaborations, including current ones with model Karlie Kloss and the founders of the website Into the Gloss.

For this post, however, I got inspired by the company’s Summer 2014 collection. Scroll on to check out three looks inspired by Warby Parker and their cool frames:

Outfit #1: Office Chic

Warby Parker white blouse blue check skirt
Product Info: Shirt – Uniqlo, Skirt – Topshop, Flats – ModCloth, Bag – Neiman Marcus, Ring – Nasty Gal, Glasses – Warby Parker

These “Mitchell” glasses from Warby Parker have a professional and authoritative look, so I thought they’d be perfect for a polished office outfit. A checkered blue pencil skirt adds a dose of fun color and print, while a white sleeveless blouse will keep you cool in the hot summer months.

Mustard yellow ankle-strap flats add another fun and colorful touch, but are still work-appropriate. A simple black handbag and pearl ring add the sophisticated finishing touches to the ensemble.

Outfit #2: Casual Fridays

Warby Parker striped tank white shorts
Product Info: Tank – Delia’s, Shorts – Lord & Taylor, Sandals – Forever 21, Bracelet – Mango, Glasses – Warby Parker | Hair Photo: ELLE

Ah, Fridays! The day when you want to just kick back and get ready for the weekend, and probably don’t feel like getting too dressed-up. This outfit is perfect for those lazy summer afternoons – just grab a summery striped tank and white cut-off shorts, paired with your favorite casual sandals.

A braided bracelet adds just a bit of sparkle, while a slightly messy ponytail keeps the look easy and effortless. Warby Parker’s “Duval” glasses polish off the ensemble with a cool-but-slightly-nerdy touch.

Outfit #3: Polished Yet Laid-Back

Warby Parker mint sweater boyfriend jeans
Product Info: Sweater – American Eagle, Jeans – H&M, Loafers – ModCloth, Scarf – Nordstrom, Glasses – Warby Parker

I have to be honest – this is probably my ideal outfit. Simple, comfy, and cute, but still enough to catch someone’s eye. All you need are some distressed boyfriend jeans, a lightweight mint-hued sweater, and pale pink tasseled loafers. Accessorize with a floral infinity scarf and Warby Parker’s trendy “Haskell” glasses. This look is perfect for running weekend errands, going to class, or for those slightly-cooler summer days.


Do you change up your look with trendy glasses? Have you tried Warby Parker? Which look is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

Posted on on July 15, 2014 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , ,

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8 Responses to “Fashion Inspiration: Warby Parker’s Summer 2014 Collection”

  1. 1
    July 15th, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    I love Warby Parker! I have two prescription glasses and a pair of sunglasses from them.They’re really affordable and their customer service is great.

  2. 2
    July 15th, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Those first and last outfits are so adorable.

  3. 3
    July 16th, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Callan, I am not and have never been someone that needed to wear prescription eyeglasses, so I never considered how they would need to be considered as factoring into one’s overall look. Thanks for enlightening the rest of us! I just think it is so great that you did this blog for others that can relate though and would simply feel sympathy at this extra attention to another detail that you have to have, but am instead convinced that it has only served as a part in helping create your own individualized image.

    Also, I love that they have a buy-one-give-one model, so great!!! Oh, and with a collaboration with Emily Weiss- love that website!

    Anyone remember when Ms. Weiss was “the other intern”, as opposed to Lauren Conrad, on The Hills? Now, they both have blogs that are loved here at College Fashion!

  4. 4
    July 16th, 2014 at 2:01 am

    As a glasses wearer for the last decade I seriously appreciate this article. Non-glasses wearers don’t get how much your glasses impact everything you wear! I need new frames soon (I’ve had my current pair for so long it’s embarrassing) so I’ll have to check out Warby Parker!

  5. 5
    July 16th, 2014 at 3:39 am

    Next fashion inspiration: Elle woods..? :D

  6. 6
    July 16th, 2014 at 11:11 am

    & I especially love the second outfit! It’s really cute! Does Warby Parker deliver abroad? Those glasses are a must have :O

  7. 7
    July 16th, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    I love Warby Parker! I think my favorite thing (besides all the awesome styles) is that you can try them on for free at home for a few days at a time. I have one pair of glasses from them and hope to get more. Great post!

  8. 8
    July 16th, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Thanks everyone!

    LR – Unfortunately, Warby Parker only ships to the U.S. and Canada at the moment.

    Leah and Kim – Yes, they do have awesome customer service! I was able to try several pairs of glasses at home for free before choosing a pair, and they made it fast and easy! And their glasses are pretty reasonably priced.

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