I recall the first pair of glasses I ever owned. I was 6 years old and I hated them. They were clunky, heavy, and always tucked away in my knapsack or pocket. The earpiece hooked around my ears, the temple and hinges resembled a miniature slinky, and they were very uncomfortable to wear. As a child growing up in the 80’s, eyeglasses defined your playground reputation. And thankfully for me, I was really good at forgetting to put them on.

Flash forward a couple of decades. Today, eyeglasses come in various shapes and sizes, and can be tailored to your personality and personal style. There are dozens of brands that deliver on quality, price, and options. But none of them as unique and beautifully crafted as Warby Parker. Although the purpose of wearing glasses hasn’t evolved much since I was 6 years old – how and where we shop for eyeglasses have changed significantly. Purchasing decisions are highly influenced by style, comfort, and accessibility. All of which Warby Parker excel at. If you’re in the market for new eyewear, seriously consider browsing the Warby Parker website for that perfect fit. I guarantee there is a look for everyone with-in their collection.

It is with great pleasure to introduce some of Warby Parker’s latest looks.

Warby Parker: Spring 2014

For the Warby Parker Spring Collection, they designed eight new shapes and six new colors to cover every one of your looks. (You’ve got more sides than just right and left.) Stand out front and center with modern classics, adventurous hues, and attention- grabbing silhouettes; they’re for wallflowers, center-stagers and whoever else you want to be today. Change your clothes, swap your frames, switch your mood. Peel off your winter clothes and add a new pair of glasses: that’s our prescription for cutting loose this season. Feel free to improvise.

Warby Parker: Palm Canyon Collection

With the Palm Canyon Collection, Warby Parker has refreshed some of their best-loved frames—Winston, Duckworth, Preston, and Wheeler—in a Palm Springs palette of mesquite, acacia, ironwood, and sand. Each frame features a hand-mixed acetate inset at the end piece, with patterns inspired by Color Field painters and midcentury minimalists.

Designing and constructing the patterns required a technique that took over a year to perfect, and each pair is distinguished with a unique contrast detail created by melding sheets of woodwork-inspired acetate and tortoise acetate together. No two pairs are alike. Palm Canyon Collection frames are available for $145 online at warbyparker.com and at Warby Parker stores and showrooms.

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