The #1 Accessory Trend That Never Seems to Be Out of Fashion

Geek-chic glasses were everywhere a few years ago. From Kendall Jenner to Emily Ratajkowski, no A-lister was okay with being left out—prescription or not. Usually, we'd expect such a divisive trend to peter out once it hits mass adoption, but 2020 continues to look strong on the nana-inspired-frames front. The outfit-changing accessory is even picking up some new arbiters of taste along the way (Alexa Chung, for starters) as well as surprising high-street supporters (Zara is 100% in).

Geek chic glasses: Asos Lesley



This is proof that the idea of geek chic never really goes away. It just constantly reinvents itself. These frames take inspiration from the likes of '70s Wonder Woman Lynda Carter. However, some girls are taking the idea a step further with thick acetate glasses in different pastel colours, from the likes of Chloé and Cutler and Gross. There's even a move away from the classic aviator frames to more rounded shapes, the kind Deirdre Barlow would be proud of. If you're wondering how to style them, look no further than these A-listers and influencers who casually fling a pair on with any ensemble. Keep scrolling for the fashion take on one of the biggest trends this year—geek-chic glasses—and shop our favourite pairs.

Geek chic glasses: ASOS Lesley



Style Notes: One of our current style and beauty favourites, Lesley Buckle—who writes the blog Fresh Lengths—proves that all you need is minimal makeup, a vintage-style Adidas tee and a pair of specs.

Style Notes: Model Frederikke Sofie is known for always wearing these '80s frames, and she'll pair them with any outfit going.

Geek chic glasses: Alexa Chung



Style Notes: Alexa Chung demonstrates that she's not immune to this trend either.

Style Notes: Geek-chic glasses can be worn with earrings and you won't feel OTT—just keep everything else simple.

Style Notes: Anum Bashir of Desert Mannequin offsets her frames with a simple white shirt and choker necklace.

Geek chic glasses: Pixie Geldof



Style Notes: Pixie Geldof takes the vintage look to an adventurous level with her mullet and fringed jacket. Are you feeling brave enough?

Style Notes: Want to really see how to wear this look day to day? Take inspo from street style photographer and blogger Sara of Collage Vintage, and pair yours with a Breton. 

Style Notes: Chiara Ferragni shows us how to style geek-chic glasses for a night out. Fancy top. Jeans. Tousled hair. Done.

Geek chic glasses: Sonya Esman



Style Notes: Now THIS is how to wear your glasses to this office. Plus, it will make you look brainier. Bonus.