OK, how perfectly wonderful did Lupita Nyong'o look at the Golden Globes last night? It wasn't an undisputed win like her caped Ralph Lauren number from last year, but personally, I loved her Giambattista Valli dress. The petals on the bodice were just gorgeous, and the swishy skirt was just so fun and elegant. Her hair, makeup, and accessories were as chic as ever as well, of course (how beautiful was that matching purple eyeshadow? I love the way she pairs her eyeshadow with her couture), but you know what was the real star of the look? Her glasses. Lupita and those ultra chic, slightly retro frames might just have permanently made glasses cool.
Seriously, right? Recently, I've been considering moving to contacts full-time, but those frames (and the wearer, of course) stopped me right in my tracks. I mean, a lot of how amazing she looks has to do with genetics, but still: Those lenses are pretty darn rad. They're quirky without being full Johnny Depp, they're retro without looking like they belong at a sock hop — they just kind of strike the perfect balance of chic. They're the kind of glasses that are worth going on a quest for — so let's do just that!
The Warby Parker Watts frames are a good bet — they don't come in black like Lupita's, but the delicate, rounded shape is a pretty decent match. Plus, Warby Parker donates a pair of glasses for every pair purchased — and they're very affordable at $95 a pair.
Rivet & Sway
Rivet & Sway is another affordable option (they're $149 for lenses and frames together), and these Poetic License frames make a good dupe for Lupita's Golden Globes eyewear.
If you want to get fancy (as Lupita no doubt did), you can always check out these high end Oliver Peoples Fairmont frames. Come on, have a "Treat Yo Self" moment.
I don't know about you, but I'm ordering new frames as we speak!
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