To be on trend, it is not always necessary to buy all the things from the list of “10,000 trends for the summer”. For example, there is an extremely simple and effective life hack for updating glasses for the new season — we are talking about it.
Chain for Staud glasses () and Reserved glasses ()
Beauty paired with fashion often requires us to sacrifice, but definitely not this season. If you are tired of all the variations of unaffordable statement earrings and large bracelets on your wrists that interfere with working on a computer in the office, the designers have prepared for us one of the most practical trends of the season – chains for glasses. Now the risks of losing or breaking your favorite accessory are noticeably falling, and the chances of creating an entertaining image with a minimum of effort, on the contrary, increase significantly.
Roxanne Assoulin Eyeglass Chain ()
Staud () Chain
For some, such accessories are strongly associated with the first teacher at school or a library employee, for whom glasses on a chain in the nearest access zone are a tribute to the profession, and not a way to kneel before fashion trends. We don’t see anything wrong with such allusions: nostalgic tendencies are always the coolest.
In the Victorian era, women often attached a chain to their lorgnettes so that they were always at hand. Such accessories were more often made of gold, decorated with patterns on the theme of flora and fauna and were considered as those necessary additions to the image that could immediately indicate the status of their owner in society. A few centuries later, the eyeglass chains were elevated to the rank of trends by Karl Lagerfeld in collections for Chanel. Therefore, if you like to nostalgically scroll through archival shows in search of the perfect bows for our time, it’s worth looking at the Chanel SS 1992 collection — after almost thirty years, Kaiser’s ideas are relevant again.
Chanel Fall/Winter 1992-1993
Chanel Fall/Winter 1992-1993
The choice of materials from which the most relevant eyeglass chains are now made is many times wider than was offered to the ladies of the Victorian era. Your additions can be made of large plastic links, metal chains, with beads, baroque pearls and large beads. In the spring-summer collection, the Max Mara brand offers us the simplest option: add a thick rope to classic aviators — even the strongest gust of wind will not carry away such.
Aesthetes who reject all possible pragmatics in fashion may consider such accessories as a good addition to other details — let the chains on the glasses echo your pendants or a necklace around your neck. The most relevant combinations now are pearls, colored beads and small shells.
Rosantica Chain ()
Frame Chain ()
Ten more cool options that will help you to upgrade your glasses, we have collected in our selection — it’s time to experiment.