7.19.2009

Revenge of the Nerds

Nerd: An intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit: A computer nerd.
A stupid, irritating, ineffectual, or unattractive person.

Mes chéris, it’s true...so very true. We spend all of our adolescent years doing what we can to avoid being labeled as a nerd or a geek. We go out of our way to fit in with the cool kids. To keep our peculiar hobbies, interests, and infatuations to ourselves. To put all embarrassing moments that have happened in public out of our minds, and hope that our friends – and faux – have done so, as well. All that aside, geek glasses are the new object of my affection, and unmistakably a sign that those rumpled, adorable nerds who have surrounded us for so long? They’re exacting their revenge on the fashion world.

Nasty Gal "Nerd Alert Glasses" Face it, had you worn these Nerd Alert Glasses back in grade school, your moments on the playground would have been shrouded with mean, tear-induced mocking. Now, however, the lightweight, oversized black carbon frames simply add a sense of intelligence to your style. Wear them with a floral-coated sundress, bright accessories, and sky high heels, and you’re destined to be the geeky belle of the ball. Clark Kent, eat your heart out.

Forever 21 "Tort Readers" Don’t be ridiculous. No one ever said that frames had to be swathed in noir to be considered true geek glasses. In all honesty, a little color only makes the style look even more chic. Case in point Forever 21’s Tort Readers. The brown and black colors mingle alongside one another to create a tortoise, almost leopard print effect that is undoubtedly animalistic, fashionable, and scholarly with a sensual flair. A high pony; a slinky, form-fitting bandage skirt; sparkly bangles; cage heels. Sounds like the ideal ensemble to accommodate such come-hither eyewear.

Oliver Peoples "Tycoon" Perhaps the most divine part of Oliver Peoples’ Tycoon is the very name itself; a title that is so very synonymous with nerd-dom, as we know quite well that nine out of ten times nerds grow up to be big shot moguls with the world at their fingertips. But even without such a title these aristocratic specs manage to add an iconic, classic beauty to your face. I think I need to locate a poetry reading; I’ll wear these pretties perched upon the slope of my nose with a black turtleneck, black ballet flats, and black cigarette pants a la Audrey Hepburn.

Urban Outfitters "Neon Readers" No color collection is complete without a few neon pieces tossed in for good measure. Imaginably, one of the most humble of ways to embrace such bright shades is not in the form of a vibrant tee, or body-hugging skinnies, but, rather, via eye-framing glasses like these Neon Readers. The translucent punchy colors – hot pink or neon green – pay tribute to the glow-in-the-dark like hues that so perfectly outfitted the 80s; while the oversized frames keep the style completely modern and up-to-date. Coal-colored frocks come forth; these are bound to add a pretty pizzazz to an otherwise harsh, serious tone.

Lulu's "Nerdz Rule Clear Glasses!" While many laughed and made fun of nerds when in school, I’ll be honest, I harbored secret crushes on them. In fact, to this day, I still find myself drawn to the bookwormy smart guys who often sport cowlicks in their hair, and ink on their cheeks. Which is why the Nerdz Rule Clear Glasses! are a piece of chic perfection that make me feel right at home; because underneath my fashion loving persona, I too am a nerd at heart, and quite proud of it. I can see the ensemble now...a black top hat, a slouchy fit v-neck sweatshirt in a deep shade of red wine, a lone long necklace, ballet flats, a cocktail ring, and a mini. Oui, it would be a sublime get-up to celebrate nerds!

Are you ready to unleash your inner nerd?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Nasty Gal, Forever 21, Oliver Peoples, Urban Outfitters, and Lulu's for the pictures.
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28 comments

FabBlab said...

Haha :P
I actually have uber weak eyes but I wear contacts for 85 per cent of the day. At home, I lounge around in glasses :P
Glasses can look pretty cool. Very smart sexy chic.
Love this post!

Kisses! XX
A*
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Sarah said...

U should have a look at those:
www.prismlondon.com/
made by Anna, a journalist for WGSN (www.wgsn.com)

'Love that kind of glasses, and I definitively need some for my own face!!!!!

Cheers,

Sarah
http://lolitaofmoderntimes.blogspot.com/

Couture Carrie said...

I am SO ready to unleash my inner nerd! I need some of those huge tortoise shell frames asap!

Thanks so much for listing your 10 things, darling! Loved reading your answers ~ I want some leopard flats now!

xoxox,
CC

shopgirl28 said...

Nice post. I consider myself a book nerd because I love to read. I'm actually going to get a new pair of glasses Friday. These have inspired me to find a truly fashionable pair. Thank you.

Harriet said...

What timing, I'm just on the look out for my own pair of geek-chic prescription glasses, but wasn't quite sure if I had the guts to carry them off. You've definitely convinced me to go for it though!

jayne said...

I'm really thinking about getting very obvious geek eyeglasses for when I pick out my new frames. I look awful in glasses generally, so why not be over the top. These are all fabulous!

Elena said...

I have been looking for the perfect pair of geek sunglasses for MONTHS! I love the idea of it but everytime I am close to buying them, The pink ones look awesome though!

La Couturier said...

I've been wanting a pair of the black lady readers for quite some time; I find them completely & utterly adorable!

bisous,
La C.

Caramell said...

Nerds are the glasses I'd love to buy in september (I wear contacts but in my school I'll have swimming lessons so it will be a bit more comfortable). This weird pink version is really cool :D
(I've just added you :D)

fashiongrail said...

LUV the whole nerdy look!!!!! Great post:)

Keith said...

I wear glasses. I'm blind as a bat. These are some really nerdy cool glasses.

Melissa said...

I love these glasses. I have somewhat nerdy glasses and wear them proudly!

Anonymous said...

I just bought a pair of those black clark-kent-esque glasses last month! I spotted them in a store and I just couldn't resist (and I don't even wear glasses, so I'm faking it with the non-prescription) I think they're just adorable but I'm still figuring out what to wear with them.

Little Red said...

Hahaha! Those Nerd Alert Glasses actually remind me of my 6th grade science teacher. He had big glasses like that with magnifying lenses. Although, he looked pretty crazy!

I don't wear prescription glasses or contacts. However, I did use to wear a pair of fake glasses every now and then. I absolutely love the hot pink ones from UO. I might just need to get them!

Momisodes said...

I love these. I think my hubby would look great in geeky glasses.

Amelia said...

Honestly, I've never really tried to avoid being labeled a nerd. I just think it's funny that nerd glasses are in now, since everyone teased me for mine in 2nd grade. The real irony, I suppose, is that I wear contacts now...

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

These glasses are so cute!
I adore the pink ones

xx

Princess Liberty said...

The geeky glasses are beautiful

janettaylor said...

Haha! Oliver People! I wear glasses for reading I have got a RayBan but I'll buy the new one in the next time. :-)

pixelhazard said...

I wear glasses so I really just don't get it. My sister was considering putting one of these frames on her actual glasses...the trend will go out and she'll be challenged again

tanya said...

yes!! I love these although I'm not sure i'd look as chic in them :-)

P.S new site is up!!

miriam said...

a nerd by heart - you just described me! xx.

sunshower! said...

i wear regular glasses, but am seriously considering switching to a more "nerdy" pair! i love all the ones you've picked out!

Meream said...

No need to unleash because I am one. WITH nerdy glasses. That need replacing, I should add. HAHA

Clarity said...

I adore the title of this post, although I wear both contacts and glasses, my glasses are preferred. Good title post! here's to girls who wear glasses!

Alluring Interiors said...

Fabulous trend...weird but true! They are pretty fab!

Leah. said...

Oh my gosh [: Such a cool post.
I'm completely subscribing. I love your analogies and humor, and your style.
Expect more comments for me!

-Leah.

Ray Ban Sunglasses said...

Yeah, everyone is so right...nice blog.

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