Geek-chic glasses were everywhere last year. 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 2018 continues to look strong on the nana-inspired frames front. The outfit-changing accessory is even picking up some new arbiters of taste along on the way (Alexa Chung, for starters) as well as surprising high-street supporters (Zara is 100% in).
This is proof that the idea of geek chic never really goes away—it just constantly reinvents itself. These belle laide frames in 2017 take inspiration from the lines 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 of which Deirdre Barlow would be proud. 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.
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-tinged frames, and she'll pair them with any outfit going.
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.
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.
Style Notes: Now THIS is how to wear your glasses to this office. Plus, it will make you look brainier. Bonus.
Geek glasses can be pretty too, you know.
For those who genuinely don't need to wear glasses.
Opticals freak agree—Ray-Bans rock.
A classic pair from ASOS.
These definitely have a Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer vibe.
One of our favourite independent eyewear brands, Cubitts.
You can try these on at home first before deciding.
For something a little more masculine, try these.
We'd never turn down a pair of retro-inspired tortoiseshell frames.
This wire-rimmed pair takes cat eyes to a whole new level.