We all know the perception of glasses has changed dramatically. What was once a burden that was often embarrassing and seen as a detriment to great style, is now one of the hottest accessories – and I love it! As a 20-year contact-wearer it’s awesome to have a new accessory to add to my sartorial arsenal.
Even better – more and more designers are putting their spin on eyewear – making them more fashion forward and more fun than ever before. One of the newcomers is Cynthia Rowley. I trust you’ve heard of her! She’s a New York mainstay of fabulous style. Ms. Rowley recently launched a super cool eyewear collection that perfectly infuses function and fashion. When I headed to Australia, instead of dreading long flights where I couldn’t wear my contacts, I was excited about what looks I could style with some sweet looking frames from Rowley Eyewear! And this didn’t stop once I landed.
Spending an afternoon at a beachside cafe in Syndey’s Watson Bay, stack of magazines and cocktail in hand, I rocked some Cynthia Rowley frames to complete my look – and I loved it. Not having my contacts dry out in the salty sea air and feeling both comfortable and chic was quite nice. The best part about the collection? They’re so affordable! Finally a line of designer eyewear without the inflated pricetag. This was actually rather intentional on Ms. Rowley’s part. I love her line’s mantra:
When in doubt, swap them out. Fashion is ever-changing so why should your frames remain the same?
After having been stuck with the same pair of overpriced glasses for the last three years, I couldn’t agree more! With Rowley Eyewear, you can customize a variety of looks to suit your style and actually afford more than one pair! There are even sunglasses too. Now I’m actually excited to give my contacts a rest for the day and make the fact that I wear glasses front and center. Rowley Eyewear & Mr. Powers (collection for men), offers a fashion-focused variety of styles in different shapes, sizes, & colors – there’s one to suit pretty much any mood!
I love the classic No. 39 and the geek chic No. 29′s in tortoise shell are pretty hot too. They’d go perfectly with an oversized sweater, maybe some skinny jeans and a good boot! If I really want to get adventurous with my eyewear, I might even give the super oversized and faded No.33′s a go! And you know the standard for eyewear – glasses should be able to be tried on at home – and Rowley Eyewear is no exception! You can have frames sent right to you and you simply send ‘em back once you’ve picked your favorite pair.
What’s your take? Are you jumping on the fashion glasses bandwagon? If you need a way to ease into it start with sunnies – these No. 78 in blush are officially on my Christmas list! To get you started, Rowley Eyewear is offering you two awesome ways to try out their stylish frames. All Apartment 34 readers can get an exclusive 20% discount!! Just use the code APT3420 at check out. But you have also have the opportunity to WIN a pair of frames! Here’s how:
Simply pin two of your favorite frames from Rowley Eyewear and use the hashtag #Apt34xRowley in the pin. One winner will be selected and you’ll get both pairs of frames you pinned.
Here’s to fabulously fashionable glasses!
original photography for apartment 34 by Maya Vidulich // follow Maya on Instagram @pics_missmaya
This post is sponsored by Cynthia Rowley. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for supporting posts that keep Apartment 34′s doors open.