‘Glasses are really important now. They’ve had a massive renaissance in the last six years where they’ve become not only an optical device, but also a great fashion staple.’
A stylish pair of glasses could be just what you need to spice up your look and maybe even get the opposite sex to sit up and take notice, says television star and fashion guru Gok Wan. ‘A good pair of glasses will give you real specs appeal.’
The fashion icon and TV personality has been launching his latest collection of designer glasses for Specsavers and said that, nowadays, a good set of glasses means so much more than just improved vision – it’s a style statement that can enhance your whole look.
‘Glasses are really important now. They’ve had a massive renaissance in the last six years where they’ve become not only an optical device, but also a great fashion staple. People are using them as accessories now and a lot of the kids are wearing them without the lenses in, which is brilliant.’
Gok went on to say that designer glasses are now an integral part of celebrity culture with many stars now sporting them in the pages of glossy magazines and models being asked to don them when taking part in advertising campaigns. ‘So if you ever wanted to feel fashionable and glamorous then now is the time to get your specs out,’ he explained.
When asked for his thoughts on the old saying that men don’t tend to chat up women who wear glasses, the TV style guru said that such a statement was ‘complete rubbish’ and that there were plenty of stylish ladies out there that proved it, adding: ‘I love it when Kelly Osbourne wears glasses – and Alexa Chung of course.’
He concluded: ‘In fact some guys I know prefer girls in glasses – so get your specs on ladies if you’re single!’