Intoducing the Warby Parker Archive Collection

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Hello, World.

While some people may say that a new hair color, colored contacts, or a great new outfit can make someone feel like a new person, I’m of the opinion that a great pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses can add just the right touch to your look. Although I don’t wear my glasses every day, I always enjoy picking out new frames. One of my favorite places to get new frames? Warby Parker. Warby Parker is a great company that designs chic, affordable frames if you’re in need of a new pair of eyeglass. Many eyeglass frames offered at your optometrist or other sellers are so expensive, and often the design selection is limited. Warby Parker, however, produces young, unique designs for under $100 (!!!). Warby Parker not only has a great selection of eyeglasses but also carries various sunglasses styles as well.

A few weeks ago in my business associations class, we were talking about social responsibility for companies, and Warby Parker immediately popped into my head. Not only do they offer amazing prices for designer eyewear, they also give a pair of glasses every time you buy a pair. The mission of Warby Parker is one I stand behind 100%, which is why I’m so thrilled to share the new Archive Collection with you today!

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The Archive Collection is a group of mixed-material frames that are hand-assembled and hand-finished by a master craftsman in Japan. The Collection includes five new styles in seven color combinations that are so distinctive you’re unlikely to find such unique frames elsewhere. Just in time for fall, the collection features Rosewood Tortoise and Burnt Amber Tortoise with Navy, Auburn, and Merlot hues. One thing that always irritates me about my glasses is when they start to slip over time, but the new Collection from Warby Parker has adjustable silicone nose pads for an easy, anti-slip fit. To celebrate the launch of the new Collection, I put together some outfits that I would wear with the various frames! I think the subtle, but distinct details of the styles allow them to pair nicely with casual outfits or more polished outfits.

First up in my outfit pairings is the Webster frame that features chic tortoise and a navy rim. I adore this frame because I think it has a vintage look with a modern twist. Wireframes seem to be a thing of the past, but they’re definitely making a come back, and I’m loving the trend. I think tortoise makes any frame more versatile, and I adore pairing tortoise with navy, along with the clear bridge! Fun fact? I don’t always wear my glasses because I think they make my nose look bigger. If you suffer from the same issue, a clear bridge will likely alleviate that problem! I would wear this frame with the outfit below, which features rich textures, such as suede, leather, and chunky knits. I think this outfit would be great for studying all day and heading to a cozy dinner in the evening!

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Next up is the Dewey frame, which honestly… what’s not to love? I have a wider face, and this frame’s arched corners would likely compliment my face shape! I love the merlot hues paired with gold finishes and a darker tortoise. I think this frame would be perfect for fall days studying or working followed by pumpkin patch visits and cozying up with apple cider donuts! My outfit inspiration for this frame comes from spending an afternoon wandering the cobblestone streets of a European inspired town. Burgundy over-the-knee boots compliment the merlot rim, gold details in the bag and watch bring out the golden tones in the frame. I also love pairing tailored pieces with chunky knits! The two textures can be unconventional and distinctive, which I think is the perfect outfit to pair with the new Dewey frame.

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The Carraway sunglasses are so classic, especially in black with a small golden detail on the bridge. The sunglasses are a pair I could see being a staple for years to come that never fade from style. I paired them with a casual look to show they can be dressed down or worn with a classic black dress and pearls. Either look would compliment the frame. However, I like them with a lightweight sweatshirt, boyfriend jeans, two-tone tote, and leopard slide loafers. Mixing patterns and textures in the outfit makes classic sunglasses a must!

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The thing I like most about the Archive Collection is the how versatile each frame is. I think regardless of which frame your purchase, it can be worn daily with anything in your closet. Glasses are an accessory many people forget about. If you’re a young professional like me, wearing outfits that are “business casual” or slightly more formal than your typical everyday look, I think the Archive Collection offers amazing options for frames. I love the Webster frame with a tortoise rim and black on top. Sleek but bold, the frame can easily be paired with a funky blazer, crisp blouse, jeans, loafers, and your briefcase. I describe this look as the “What she tackles, she conquers” look, which would be worn while prepping for a job interview, while getting coffee with a networking contact, or meeting with other young professionals!

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I would highly recommend checking out the new Archive Collection because Warby Parker offers great eyeglasses and sunglasses for the new season. The mission behind the company is what initially attracted me to their glasses, but the beautiful designs and unique color combinations are what keep me coming back.

What do you think of the new collection?

Truly,
Callie leigh

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Warby Parker Home-Try-On

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Hello, World.

I’ve wanted new glasses for a while now, and of course I decided to look at Warby Parker because my old glasses are from there, and I love their frames. If you don’t know about Warby Parker, it is an eyewear company that makes affordable, awesomely unique eyewear. There are showrooms throughout the U.S. though they are concentrated on the east coast. Since I don’t live super close to a showroom or actual store, though, I usually pick out my glasses through their amazing Home Try-On. Through this, you are allowed to choose five frames you want to try because you like them. I usually do the virtual try-on to figure out which five frames I like, then order them in the Home Try-On. With the Home Try-On, Warby Parker sends you glasses “testers” in an adorable black box, and allows you to keep the glasses for five days so you can wear the frames you like around, make sure you love them, and then they provide the return postage so you simply place it on the original box and drop it off at your local post office to be returned. If you find a great pair of frames, you can then order them online by simply submitting your prescription and picking the frames. I’ve done the Home Try-On three times. The first time I ordered the Holt frames, which I still have and like. The second time I was planning on ordering the Sloan frames, but I wasn’t totally sure I loved them, so I decided to wait and try new frames. This is the third time I’ve ordered the Home Try-On, and I really like all of these frames. I’m not totally sure which pair to get because I love them all! My heart is currently torn between the Ainsworth and the Walkers. I love the Chamberlain frames, but I don’t want such square frames this time. But alas, I wanted to show you all my prospective frames and see what you thought!
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(Sinclair Frames) This is the pair I loved the most on the virtual try-on, but wasn’t super crazy about in person. That’s why it’s good to start with the virtual try-on, but also do the home try-on!

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(Walker Frames)

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(Duval Frames)

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(Ainsworth Frames) 

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(Chamberlain Frames) 

Picking glasses is usually one of my least favorite things because glasses make me self-concious of my nose. I know that sounds rather odd, but it’s the truth. With Warby Parker, though, I feel like the frames are all so different and fun! I really like this round of glasses, and I’m pretty confident that I will order one of the pairs in this set. If you had to choose, which would you suggest?

Truly,

Callie Leigh