Though I have a long list of clothing and accessories that enrage me, such as pajama jeans and Ugs, one article of clothing that infuriates me beyond the rest would have to be the “hipster glasses”. Yes, I, a graduate of an art school full of these glasses which have become a staple in the indie apparel wardrobe, HATE these glasses.
Based on the traditional Ray Ban Wayfarer frame, most offenders sport the frame with clear non-prescription lenses (pictured to the left). This fad reminds me of the thick rimmed “emo glasses” that I regrettably wore my high school years while blaring bright eyes in my car and crying for no reason. Trendy apparel stores such as Urban Outfitters and American Apparel are now spewing variations of these glasses out at an excessive rate. However, some companies such a Warby Parker, are making a positive change in the world selling hipster style frames. Warby Parker, creates affordable frames (average selling price $95) and donates a pair to someone in need anytime you buy a pair. So if you must wear the hipster frames while crying in your car blaring emo tunes, please purchase conscientiously.
About Lauren Dimberg
Lauren Dimberg is a current Illustration/Communication Arts student at Savannah College of Art and Design. She grew up in a small town in Vermont, but knew she needed a more stimulating environment to receive her BFA which led her to further her education at one of America’s top design schools, SCAD. Though her works are predominately graphic she is conscientious of the latest fashion trends thanks to her social network of creative individuals majoring in fashion and photography.