Hold on closet cools☝don’t fret. As I write this, a massive movement of freshly geeked, former cools is sweeping the nation. Well, they are the new rage. Being bespectacled is not that of a big deal, right. In fact it makes one feel funky and artsy – smart, cool and sophisticated.
What most of you don’t know is that I’m sort of blind!!! Ok, not technically 😉but, seriously I do need glasses. Considering how much time I spend squinting, I blame the ever- increasing computer and smartphone-induced strain on my eyes. Turns out not only sanity can be eroded but my vision too.
But, glasses are cool, right? “Are girls who wear glasses smarter?” Really? Or did I just hear that? Many people still get a knee-jerk reaction by instinctually associating higher intelligence with glasses. It’s not just an antiquated stereotype. That’s a whole new cultural perception.
While it may be true that every person is their own special snowflake, there is one thing that unites most humans, the need for vision correction. Historically, glasses are always associated with being bookish. So, I guess its cool confirmation of my *bookworms wear glasses* trope
As soon as I started trying on frames I realised glasses suited me, fitting both the shape of my face and my self-identified style as a bookworm. And, when I finally picked them out, I brought the ultimate test with me, my brother, Yashlyn. Genetically programmed to make fun of me, whenever possible.(he’s such a fan of banter😞) and my ultimate litmus test for how I look.
So, I have a new pair of glasses. And in my weak, non- conscious moments I didn’t explode. My face didn’t ignite or disintegrate. So a glasses girl I shall be!!!
Undeniably, in terms of looks, wearing glasses has never bothered me much. Yes, I can be classy or spunky or elegant or girly. For someone who does not wear tons of jewellery and prefers more subdued accessories, I’m so glad that glasses have become much more stylish! Don’t you.
Of course, the whole benefit of them correcting my vision is pretty awesome. Judging from the plethora of eye-catching eyewear thats being getting facetime. Wearing glasses can be construed as something positive. Its actually a fashion statement. Not that I’m complaining.😎
While looking nerdish is vogue right now. Lets just enjoy the popularity of the four-eyed geekiness while it lasts.