Welcome Summer with Sunny Frames from Warby Parker

Source: Warby Parker

Photo source: Warby Parker

When we think of summer, we often associate the warmer weather it brings with shorter hemlines, long weekends, and parties by the pool. But the fun doesn’t have to end there! You can jazz up your eye-wear. That’s right, make a spectacle of yourself and sport frames in daring colors, and cool shapes to match your sunny disposition. With endless prescription frames and sunnies to choose from, Warby Parker has you (and your eyes) covered!

Known for their affordable men and women’s glasses that don’t sacrifice style for price, the American company is based online, but opened a number of showrooms,  and recently expanded to the Canadian market. How great is that, eh? And because with every pair purchased one is also donated to someone in need, why not stock up on a few –a splurge you can finally feel good about! Here are four styles from their newly launched Summer Collection 2014 that are sure to suit your taste:

For the Guys:

Green With Envy: Tinted in a green shade that promises to make others jealous, the Ormsby Whiskey Tortoise frames will look great paired with a denim shirt, khaki chinos, and slim loafers.

Timless with a Twist: The rectangular shape of the Mitchell Olivewood frames is a classic! Sure, we’ve seen this style worn by scholars, celebrities, and the cool downtown crowd, but you’ll fall for these glasses’ amber shade, reminiscent of tropical sunsets. Throw on colored shorts, and a laid-back white tee for an effortless look.

And the Gals:

Spot On!: With a rounded shape and brightly speckled texture, these playful Lyle Hanalei Tortoise frames are a statement piece on their own! So when planning your outfit, stick with neutral and patternless frocks from head to toe. But if you dare walk on the wild side (as these glasses should inspire you to), wear them with a fun denim romper!

Show Your Stripes: The Banks Striped Sassfras are sunglasses fit for a diva! To play up the glamor that they evoke, opt for a white button-up blouse tucked into a midi pleated skirt for an outfit that is oh-so-Audrey Hepburn.

Style is served!

DIY Sunday: Document Clip Bookmarks

Bookmark

Make your mark with these document clip bookmarks! Yeah, you can get a paper one with your book purchase but those don’t last long. And they’re not personalized. So add some flair to your pages with this easy to make project. It’s time to say goodbye to dogears –after all, books are for reading not origami.

Here are the materials you’ll need:

1 small document clip

Ribbon, rope, shoe laces, twine, string, or any material that you’d like to use

Scissors

Scroll down for the instructions!

Bookmark2Instructions:

1. Take your material and measure the length that you would like your bookmark to be. Cut it at double that length because you are going to fold it in half.

2. Pull it through one of the clip’s loops.

3. Tie one knot in the middle, and then another to secure the material all while ensuring it remains untwisted.

And there you have it. Bookmarks to call your own.

Style is served!