A few weeks ago, an email dropped into my inbox. Most of my incoming mail is met with a sigh and the delete button (unsolicited e-newsletters will be the death of me, I swear), but this particular email made me do a giddy little dance.
It was from Swag & Stare, a new company with a mission to rework the way we buy glasses. If you’ve read this blog for a while you may remember my dalliances with online optics – I’ve tried a few different sites but have never been hugely impressed. Yes, there are plenty of places to buy designer frames… but what about the cheaper, brand-own styles? US sites like BonLook have been getting it right for years, but in the UK there’s a gaping chasm between high-end frames and NHS specs…
So when I clapped eyes on the amazing, vintage-inspired range from Swag & Stare, I was excited. My personal eyewear preference is big, bold and square, but I’d wear almost every pair on this site. From dainty and classic to geek chic, there’s a style to suit everyone and at £95 including lenses they’re affordable, too.
Dress, Whistles | Jacket, ASOS | Heels, Clarks c/o Sarenza | Necklace, Whistles | Ring, Primark | Bag, Mulberry | Glasses, ‘Tryst’ c/o Swag & Stare | Lipstick, Sartorial by Topshop
Swag & Stare came to visit me at my studio in Leeds and I choose four pairs of glasses for a special ‘Glasses of the Week’ series. My first pair are ‘Tryst‘ in the honey colourway – much smaller than my usual style but very sleek and stylish. I paired them with khaki and leopard print – I love the colours together and the lighter frames are lovely and subtle.
Do you wear glasses? What style do you go for? Are you a one-frame woman or do you like to chop and change?