Accessories Access: How To Style The New Warby Parker Fall Collection!


New York Fashion Week (#NYFW) is upon us (certainly my favorite time of year), but what’s also exciting is to keep an eye out for the newest collections at our favorite & affordable retailers that don’t preview their designs on a traditional runway. I know when it comes to accessories, I generally lean toward scarves & jewelry, but one important & oh-so fashionable accessory for both men & women is a chic frame of eyeglasses- especially styles from Warby Parker‘s new fall line of eyewear. Hey, guess what? It debuts today! Sporting frames just because you have to is a thing of the past! However, a brand like Warby Parker is a long-awaited trendy gift for those of us with eyes needing assistance. I’ve been wearing glasses for over 20 years & was psyched when I was approached by the company to showcase the new styles right here on Style Darling

Warber Parker collection

In getting to know the brand a little better, I learned so much & was especially impressed with the company’s target unisex audience: “those who own their style, exercise their wit, & add life to the party. Personality is what makes a good pair of glasses great.” Not to mention that investing in one of these 9 new styles (in titanium & acetate), you’ll be investing ($95.00 for a single vision pair) in a good cause since Warby Parker donates a pair of glasses to someone in need with the help of their partnered non-profit organizations. Click here for more info on this very worthy cause!

When I got a good look at the promotional shots & different styles, my blog-ready brain was eager to pair up some of my favorite designs with outfits for various occasions. This includes a relaxed day look for when you’re running errands & an evening outfit, á la Zooey Deschanel‘s lovable character, Jess, on New Girl. Also, I must share my vision for wearing chic frames to the office, as well as when you’re headed out of town for a weekend getaway of luxury & style!

Warby Parker - Hardy Striped Pacific Day Look

My first outfit can be easily recreated with basic wardrobe staples so that the Hardy frames in striped pacific can be the star player. Keeping  a budget in mind, I choose a short-sleeve bike graphic tee ($14.99) in blue from JC Penney & Old Navy‘s flirt skinny jean ($22.00) in eyre. To top off the look, I love the luxe feel of the zippered faux leather moto jacket ($24.80) in camel from Forever 21. Additional accessories to finish off the outfit include the American Eagle ‘Boulevard’ brogue flat ($16.99) in cognac from Payless, Freemont zipper tote ($29.98) in black from Francesca’s, & the Jennifer Lopez textured concentric hoop drop earrings ($13.50) from Kohl’s.

Then switch things up in the evening with a blend of timeless pieces that can be mixed & matched with other separates, especially when paired with the 80s-inspired Coley frames in crystal. This includes the ‘Gorgeous Gems’ dress ($21.99) from Modcloth (now 70% off), cotton slub moto jacket ($39.00) from Dress Barn, & buckled faux suede booties ($29.80) in light grey from Forever 21. For some extra flair, since the Coley frames offer so much versatility, I styled the look with the Mossimo Supply Co. stud belt ($14.99) in grey from Target, a super cute novelty cat wallet ($14.95) in black from H&M, & lastly, Charming Charlie‘s fair & square earrings ($6.00) & big bash stretch bracelet ($10.00) in silver.

Warby Parker - Coley Crystal Night Look

 

For a professional & polished look when headed to work, I immediately thought of the Oliver frames in striped olive. The hue is spot-on for fall, & perfect for coordinating with neutrals like black, navy, chocolate, & charcoal. I was excited to style these frames with Dress Barn‘s solid cowl neck tank ($19.50) in olive, Jaclyn Smith’s tuxedo style knit jacket ($13.99) in black onyx from KMart, LOFT‘s ponte trouser pencil skirt ($69.50) in black, & DSW‘s Franco Sarto ‘Mumba’ pump ($29.94) in black.

Warby Parker - Oliver Striped Olive Work Look

Accessorizing when it comes to work looks can be tricky, especially when you want to impress your boss & colleagues, which is why I simply added the braided chain bracelet ($9.97) from New York & Company & the diamond texture full tights ($16.03) from Express. Both mixed metals & textured tights are staples for any fall wardrobe & allow for a sophisticated layered & interesting overall look.  

Warby Parker - Annette Petal Tortoise Weekend Look

Finally, my absolute favorite new design in the Wary Parker collection is the Annette frames in petal tortoise, which immediately makes me think of spectacle-wearing icons of old Hollywood. These are perfect for the weekend look since they capture the playful side of any Style Darling. I started building the outfit with the patterned cotton shirt ($29.95) from H&M, Old Navy‘s sweetheart gray super-skinny jeans ($34.94) in mudcave, & the Rocket Dog ‘Sayla’ vintage worn boots ($49.95) in mushroom from Zappos. For such a minimal outfit, I wanted to dress it up with some elegant & effortless accessories, which is what a weekend look is all about. For example, the gauzy crinkled infinity scarf ($9.99) from Charlotte Russe works well with the colors in the shirt. Also, I haven’t shared anything with pearls & here’s my chance with the pearl hinge bangle bracelet ($34.00) from BaubleBar & Ann Taylor‘s modern pearlized triangle studs ($29.50) in gold.

And since we’re still on the topic of glasses, I wanted to share some more notable designs in the collection, for their shape, colors, & androgynous appeal:

Warby Parker Fall Collection frames

The above styles include (clockwise, starting at upper left) Baxter Ti in sugar maple, Chandler Ti in English oak, Durand in whiskey tortoise, Greenleaf in woodgrain tortoise, Annette in striped sassafras, & Eli in crystal.

And if looking like a real life Clark Kent or the (insert your hometown here)-equivalent of Tina Fey isn’t enough, here are a few other incredibly attractive famous people to help inspire your frames fetish for fall! Whether you’re trying to recreate a vintage look, sport some menswear inspiration, or play with different trends, eyeglasses are a must-have, as seen on actress Anne Hathaway, musician / singer Alicia Keys, No Doubt frontwoman & fashion icon Gwen Stefani, R&B crooner Ne-Yo, mega hottie Ryan Gosling, & talented boy-next-door Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Anne Hathaway, Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani, Neyo, Ryan Gosling, & Joseph Gordon Levitt.

Which frames are your favorites? How would you wear some of these new designs? What trends are you most looking forward to during this season’s fashion week? Who are your favorite spec-donning celebs? For more fashionable posts, be sure to check out Emma Stone’s Venice Film Festival looks, buzzworthy music videos from Iggy Azalea & Nicki Minaj, shoe inspiration from Tom Ford, & budget-friendly skirts as seen on Chrissy Teigen & Lily Collins. Happy Styling!

P.S.: Thanks to Warby Parker for the exciting opportunity to form a marriage of stylish eyewear with Style Darling! :)

 

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Celeb Sightings: Mini Dresses & Leather Accents, Featuring Jennifer Aniston, Anne Hathaway, Victoria Beckham, & More!


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On this very bright & sunny Happy Mother’s Day, I wanted to share the best looks from the last week, worn by our favorite celebrities & some really noteworthy up-and-comers. Of course, there’s more to come since the opening of The Great Gatsby this weekend, fashionistas of the world will have to up their game with inspiration from pearls, sequins, & other luxe embellishments. However, today’s gallery includes some regulars like Victoria Beckham‘s chic travel look when landing at JFK recently, Stacy Keibler‘s sculpted leather dress by Monique Lhuillier, & the always lovely Scandal star, Kerry Washington, in a designer mix featuring Marni, Isabel Marant, & Jennifer Fisher.

Also featured are Alexa Chung in a head-to-toe Dior look, Anne Hathaway‘s mod mini by Givenchy, Gwyneth Paltrow‘s continued obsession with black & white in Barbara Bui, Jennifer Aniston‘s gray suede shift dress at the Living Proof website launch, Fast & Furious 6 star Jordana Brewster in a stunning Jenny Packham column gown, Kate Bosworth‘s edgy flared skirt & pointy toe pumps at the Black Rock premiere, & Olivia Munnn‘s minimalist J. Mendel-Christian Louboutin combination.

Which are your favorite looks? Who is your go-to star for red carpet inspiration? For more celebrity posts, check out the complete gallery from this year’s Met Ball including looks worn by Jennifer Lopez & Katie Holmes, Keira Knightley in the Karl Lagerfeld-directed Chanel film Once Upon A Time, Beyoncé’s latest ad campaign for H&M, black & white looks on celebs like Kate Beckinsale & Jennifer Lawrence, & Scarlett Johansson’s recent cover shoot for Marie Claire! Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: Complete Coverage Of The 85th Annual Academy Awards, Featuring Naomi Watts, Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Saldana & More!


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The 2013 Oscars are just starting & there’s so much to talk about from tonight’s red carpet, including the anticipation behind the performances from the cast of Les Miserables, as well as the tribute to the James Bond series. Some of my favorites so far include Naomi Watts‘ high fashion look from Armani Prive, Reese Witherspoon‘s classic old Hollywood Louis Vuitton cobalt gown, Zoe Saldana‘s two-tone fishtail gown by Alexis Mabille, & Sandra Bullock‘s lace-detailed Elie Saab gown.

Other notable hits include Jessica Chastain (in Giorgio Armani), Nicole Kidman (in L’Wren Scott), Jennifer Garner (in Gucci), Kerry Washington (in Miu Miu), & Charlize Theron (in Dior Haute Couture). Not to mention that I predicted Jennifer Lawrence‘s Dior Haute Couture gown as an Oscar pick in my recent post, which is nothing short of fabulous when it hit the red carpet!

Who wore your favorite looks? Which nominees are you rooting for? Are you excited to see performances by Adele, Norah Jones, & Jennifer Hudson? For more from this year’s awards season, check out more from Red Carpet Review including the Golden Globes, Grammys, BAFTAs, & SAGs! Happy Styling!

Haute Headlines: Rose Byrne Covers Glamour UK, Elizabeth Olsen Announces Next Film, Best Male Looks From The Grammys, & More!


Haute Headlines

The last week has been full of amazing news, including that from last week’s Super Bowl, New York Fashion Week, that nasty winter storm Nemo, the red carpet from the BAFTA Awards, as well as this weekend’s Grammy Awards. What are the stories that you’ve been following? Which headlines are you tweeting? Happy Styling!

*Girls actor Christopher Abbott stars in Free People‘s new web series*

*Rose Byrne covers Glamour UK‘s March 2013 fashion issue*

*Watch Kelly Clarkson‘s Grammy tribute to Carole King & Patti Page*

*Carolina Herrera‘s newest collection teaches us how to dress like a lady*

*Helen Mirren debuts her pink hair at the BAFTAs*

*Gisele Bundchen shares first pictures of new daughter, Vivian Lake, on Facebook*

*Check out Marie Claire‘s favorite street style pics from New York Fashion Week*

*Elizabeth Olsen announces her starring role in another Godzilla remake*

*InStyle shares the best male looks from this weekend’s Grammys*

*Trina Turk debuts her collection at Lincoln Center*

*Anne Hathaway pays homage to Les Miserables with a fashionable clutch*

Red Carpet Review: The 2013 BAFTA Awards, Featuring Jennifer Garner, Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, & More!


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This weekend’s nasty snowstorm named Nemo threw off my red carpet coverage during this awards season, but luckily, I was able to catch up with the winners from the 2013 BAFTA Awards, which included amazing looks by Anne Hathaway (in Burberry), Jessica Chastain (in Roland Mouret), Jennifer Garner (in Roland Mouret), Marion Cotillard (in Christian Dior Couture), & Amy Adams (in Elie Saab). Trends included lots of black, as well as black & white, as seen on Hayley Atwell (in Antonio Berardi), Juno Temple (in Stella McCartney), Samantha Barks (in Celia Kritharioti), & Sarah Jessica Parker (in Elie Saab). Marion Cotillard wasn’t the only starlet in yellow, which was also seen on Andrea Riseborough (in Vivienne Westwood), so perhaps at the Oscars later this month, we’ll be able to see more of the bright color.

Who wore your favorite look? Which celeb has the best style during this awards season? Do you like the all-black trend that’s been hitting the red carpet? For more looks from Red Carpet Review, check out galleries including The Heart Truth’s Annual Red Dress Fashion Show, The 2013 SAG Awards, & The 2013 Golden Globe Awards! Happy Styling!