Affordable frames you can try on from the comfort of your own home
Warby Parker’s At Home Try On Program is the best of all worlds. Their glasses are affordable. Their company gives back with every purchase. AND you can try on FIVE pairs of frames at home, on your own time. With free shipping both ways! This time I tried on Warby Parker’s Clark, Bowen, Chelsea and Barnett frames:
Warby Parker’s Clark in Scarlet Tortoise:
First up, the Clark in Scarlet Tortoise. These Warby Parker frames are super similar to the Michael Kors frames I wear now, but way less expensive. I really like the Medium fit and the beautiful deep burgundy red color of the frames! Because they’re not your typical black or brown frame, they stand out in the crowd, but not in an obnoxious way.
While Clark is definitely rectangular, the subtle dip along the bridge really helps smooth things out and makes these a flattering shape for most faces (even my rounder than normal oval).
Warby Parker’s Bowen Frame in Bay Fog:
Warby Parker’s Bowen in Bay Fog is definitely a wide fit frame. And I’m obsessed! The shape of these frames is super unique, and the coloring is just gorgeous. Bowen has distinctive “chiseled corners, which keeps these frames from blending into the crowd. Yes, the browline is very straight, but something about the angles of the lower frames makes these Warby Parkers so special.
While the frame is spectacular enough on their own, the unique Bay Fog coloring is perfection. It reminds me of midcentury modern wide plank grey wood floors. Or the foggy haze of an early winter morning on the lake. Just beautiful!
Warby Parker’s Chelsea in Grapefruit Soda:
Chelsea in Grapefruit Soda is like the perfect throwback frame. It’s a nod to 60s secretaries, ala “Mad Men”, and makes me want to throw my hair up in a french twist, pour a martini, and sway to the tunes of Nancy Sinatra and the like. While the grapefruit color is ridiculously hard to photograph, I like them so much more than I thought I would!
The vintage quirkiness is adorable, and while I can’t see myself wearing them daily, they make for a very fun extra pair. I was pleasantly surprised by how flattering the shape and color were, even for my pale self!
Warby Parker’s Barnett in Sharkskin and Pearl Horn:
Like Bown, Barnett in Sharkskin and Pearl Horn is a wider fit frame. All three of the color options: Sharkskin and Pearl Horn, Quail Egg Grey, and Toffee Fade are ridiculously cool. If you’re looking for a universally flattering frame from Warby Parker, you’ve found it!
As I mentioned earlier, it is a wider frame, but not as much so as I was anticipating. Which is a good thing! The width is so perfectly balanced by the frame height and shape, and these are definitely my favorite WP frame of the bunch.
They look just as good with yoga pants and a tee as they do with a work-ready outfit, and you should probably just go ahead and buy them. Now. In all the colors!
Warby Parker’s Chelsea in Violet Magnolia:
This frame is a repeat, but in a different color. Chelsea in Violet Magnolia is, as I mentioned earlier, a super chic frame that would make vintage enthusiasts swoon. Think “cat eye” plus “club masters” and Warby Parker’s Chelsea frame is just that.
This Violet Magnolia color is like the perfectly neutral tortoiseshell, but with a kick. I love the purple accent, and I think these would be amazing on some green or brown eyes!
Want to see more Warby Parker frame choices? See my Try on Boxes 1 – 5 here!
As a mom with a newborn and a toddler, personal chores are a luxury for me right now. Which basically means they don’t happen. Warby Parker’s At Home Try On Program is convenience to the nth degree, and it doesn’t hurt that they rock as a company as well.
For ever pair of glasses sold, a pair is donated to a someone in need, and you don’t have to blow your budget to aid in this philanthropic premise. With a full set of frames and lenses starting at only $95, your wine budget is safe! Great eyewear, with a good conscious? Now thats a business plan I can get behind!