As mid-term week approaches, college students start to get lazier when it comes to putting on a fresh face before stepping out of the dorm. Wouldn’t it be great to look casual and trendy at the same time without even trying?
Fashion experts have long been debating the easiest way to add a flare of sophistication to a simple outfit. But I have found the secret in a commonplace accessory: glasses.
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Glasses are your go-to secret weapon. When confronting fashion in college, might at first seem counter intuitive When walking around campus, I only see thick-lensed frames pop up on faces of computer science nerds or on athletes battling pink eye. Most college students have their seventh-grade frames stashed away in their bottom desk drawer for emergency purposes only.
But the fact that the majority of college students opt for contact lenses makes wearing glasses unique. And if you pick out a super cute pair, it can add a new layer of personality to your look that feels just as refreshing as a new makeover.
Whether you’re one to plan your outfits days in advance or you barely manage to roll out of bed in time for class, a perfect pair of glasses can give you a nerdy chic twist that adds an unidentifiable spark to any look.
I discovered my power weapon in a pair of glasses from an eye-wear boutique in Boston a couple of years back. While satisfying my shopping cravings on Newbury St., I stumbled upon SEE Eyewear. Their window display glinting with colorful and retro-style frames lured me into their basement store, where I spent hours trying on various frames before settling on a pair of ruby red specs with tortoise shell lining the sides.
SEE’s carefully crafted frames might edge on the pricier side of your budget, but the quality makes up for the cost. Their stores can be found all across the country and have grown in renown throughout the years. Just this fall, SEE Eyewear was featured in magazines including Marie Claire, Seventeen, People and GQ. As a lover of SEE since the very start, I know that their newly acquired prominence does not go unwarranted.
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Whether you choose SEE or another local eye-wear boutique, make sure to choose a pair of frames that fits your face shape. Experiment with colors and dare to be bold! Glasses can make a statement that says a lot about your personality, so make sure your pair accurately reflects you.
Jennifer Smith, Founder of SevenHalos.com entered in a collaborative partnership with NY based Jewelry Designer to create a unique, hand crafted, luxury capsule collection Inspired by the baroque pattern of Jennifer’s mother’s antique dresser, seven pieces came to gather in to form a limited edition line that combined matte black wood with 18k gold plating and chains.
“The whole point of having a statement necklace is for it to be bold, for it to speak for itself. I’ve always described my personal style as classy with a hard edge. An elegant rebellion. I wanted this first collection to really be reflective of me and my personality, but also be something that any confident woman could wear and get noticed in”- Jennifer Smith, Founder of SevenHalos.com
In typical Seven Halos fashion, no frill was spared. The collection was debuted at District Lounge, one of Boston’s best venues for dining and night life. Guest entered into a white leather adorned corridor where they were asked to grace the camera with their presence. Before entering the main room, each person was greeted with a glass of champagne and directed to the asian inspired appetizer buffet. Guest were entertained with a live painting
session from local artist and trendsetter Wendy Darling, who’s portrait of the iconic Grace Jones would later be raffled off to luck winner.
At the stroke of 9, the floor was parted like the red sea and 6 models emerged wearing the collection like living statues. The “art instillation” style show lasted just seven minutes, but each minute had the audience captivated.
The night concluded with random acts of magic and dancing.
If you caught me walking down the streets of Boston, or Chicago, on any given day, I’d probably be wearing something like this. Those who know me, know this is VERY true. The key, “so Jenn,” defining pieces being the soft flowing shirt, big bag and sunglasses.
The newly launched Boylston Trading Company, a U.S. based boutique store that curates selection of premium menswear, has teamed up with Adidas and @Superfun party series to bring the most anticipated party of the season to Boston, Superful-Boston!
This is an event that will speak for itself. Music by will be provided by: Kanye West’s and Watch The Throne tour DJ, MILLION $ MANO and Boston’ own Brek.One
RSVP for priority entrance: http://superfunboston.