Fun, Frugal, Functional Frames

Glasses can be both functional and fashionable even for those on a strict budget. Don't be afraid to embrace your style without emptying your wallet. With that being said, here are some of our writers' favorite frames!

 

Tiffany:

Here are some of my favorite glasses, they are all cute and will keep you up with the trend not to mention all pretty in budget for college students:

 

Let’s talk about Zenni Optical. They are a very cheap online eyeglass shop that has a pair of glasses for everyone. You can also get 10% off when you sign up with an Email!!

Here are some of my favs:

 

1. Tortoiseshell Browline Glasses, they are less than $20 and will look amazing on anyone’s face.  

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2. Everyone always wants trendy clear glasses, well here is a pair for less than $10

 

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3. We can’t make a list of on-trend glasses without including a pair of aviators, this pair comes in at 7 dollars! These glasses are all perfect choices for college students who cant afford to drop their whole paycheck on a pair of glasses. sku-419011 eyeglasses front view

 

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5. Now, this pair is a little more expensive, coming in at about $30. They are a cute pair of round glasses with a thin gold rim. It will fulfill your urge for that perfect pair of oversized round glasses without breaking the budget.

 

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5. The last pair for you today is another oversize round glasses but if the open metal rim isn’t for you here is a pair for those that like a black frame (you can also get them in white).

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Alyson:

I’ve been wearing glasses since I was about 5 years old, soIi know the struggle there is to find ones you actually like. Growing up I stuck to just buying plain black pairs because my parents' insurance only covered one pair every year or so. I always wanted to experiment with new styles but never had the means to until I found websites like EyeBuyDirect and Zenni Optical who create super cute frames with prescription lenses for WAY less than they had at the doctor's office (and they have virtual try-on). Here are a few of my favorites online right now:

 

1. Tortoise Shell

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A classic print with so many different frame shape options, these colors look great on anyone and add a little something more than one basic neutral color (not that there's anything wrong with plain frames!).

 

2. Floral

 

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These are fun for a little color without it being too much. I actually own these glasses and absolutely love to wear them when I think my outfit needs something extra (and they’re only $15!).

 

3. Wire Rimmed

 

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Another pair that I own, these have become my everyday glasses very quickly. I like that they are rounded without being too circular and large enough that I don’t look like a Harry Potter wannabe. These are great to wear all the time and come in a few colors with different size options to fit your face just right!  

 

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As a very pale blonde, I admire anyone who can pull off a pair of these adorable frames! I love the concept of clear or pinkish-clear glasses but they just don’t look right on me. These glasses are totally stylish and match literally anything because they have no color.

 

5. Bright Frames

 

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I tend to stray towards the rounder glasses lately, but there is something great about a simple pair of bright colored rectangular glasses that really makes a person stand out!

 

 

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