Hip To Be a Square | 5 Celebrity Endorsed Reading Glasses Trends

By Phoebe Hurst
10th Mar 2014

Maybe it's the Zooey Deschanel effect, or the fact that we spend a disproportionate amount of time squinting into our computer screens, but reading glasses have officially become cool. Think downtime model with Buddy Holly frames. Think Ryan Gosling. So in the name of four-eyes everywhere, here are some celebrity inspired specs from our favourite Brisbane eyewear specialists.  

Golden Geek

Choosing frames with a subtle gold rim adds a hint of glamour to even the most studious of outfits. We love the shiny acetate and tortoiseshell specs Cate Blanchett has been sporting recently and we're sure the blend of silken wood and metal embellishment on Gold and Wood's B23 frames would please the golden girl herself. 

Gold and Wood B23 frames. Find the Gold and Wood eyewear range at Oki & Oro

Pure Nerd

More fashion accessory than eyesight aid, thick framed lenses have become a staple for casual celebs like Kristen Stewart thanks to their nonchalant-yet-nerdy vibe. Try the Matsuda M2008.RX frames at One Point Seven Four to go full on geek chic or mix things up with a honey tortoiseshell shade. 

Matsuda M2008.RX $599, at Onepointsevenfour 

The Librarian Look

Flattering for every face shape, you can't go wrong with a pair of oval specs. When not in Sarah Palin mode (note: wire-rimmed glasses are not a good look), Tina Fey compliments her features with sleek black frames. For extra oomph, you could even go for a slight cat eye tilt, like the quirky crimson red frames by Woow. 

Come On Woow, Find the Woow eyewear range at Oki & Oro

Clearly Cool

If you want to downplay your glasses but don't fancy contact lenses, opt for a pair of clear frames. The see-through rims add natural highlights to your face and are a favourite of Jennifer Garner. Cutler and Gross' chunky, transparent acetate specs at One Point Seven Four offer a modern take on the classic rectangular shape.  

Cutler and Gross 0772 $549, at Onepointsevenfour

Designer Dork

Remember in Princess Diaries when Anne Hathaway has a makeover and they get rid of her frizzy hair and dorky glasses? Well, we kind of liked the dorky frames (although not so much the Doc Martins/knee high socks combo) and as it turns out, Anne is a fan of the big lens, too. To get the look, try oversized circular frames like the Alton by Hardy Amies at One Point Seven Four. Braces and school uniform, optional.

Hardie Amies Alton $489, at Onepointsevenfour  

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