I am over the moon with the way the eyeglass experience has changed since I got my first pair of glasses in the second grade. For years, I would go to the eye doctor, have my eyes dilated, and not be allowed to put my contacts back in. Then I blindly went to the lobby to try on glasses. You can understand why, for all those years, I wore contacts the majority of the time.
But now I can simply request a home try-on set with the help of my David Kind style expert, Sami. She chose the most flattering frames for my face and my personal style, collected them in a lovely cork box (with the genius inclusion of a mirror), and shipped them to my doorstep. Then with a group of my dear friends, I popped in my contacts, and we had a little David Kind party at a lake house in South Carolina. We even did a call-out on Instagram asking our friends to weigh in. Thanks to all the feedback, and actually being able to see the frames, I was pretty certain which pair I loved. But, since I had the box for a few more days, I wore the frames to make sure I really loved how they felt on my face. (p.s. Sami was even available to weigh in on which frames best fit my personal style via video chat.)
Glasses are a huge part of my wardrobe. They’re a style statement and an accessory to every outfit I create. Now that I use the home try-on system, I wear my glasses 90% of the time. And here’s what really blew me away about David Kind glasses: The Lenses. David Kind’s quality is unparalleled by other eyewear brands online I’ve used in the past. They are comparable to high-end designer versions like Oliver Peoples. The frames are manufactured in Japan & Italy, and the lenses are made with trivex HD material, not polycarbonate. And it makes a huge difference!
These descriptions from my stylist came with my box, and they were super helpful!
top left: The Scarlet in Midnight is a vintage round style that is feminine studious and chic. Perfect for narrow/petite features.
top right: The Clover in Matte Macchiato is a funky retro inspired look. Think of this as the “boyfriend jeans” pairwitha vintage keyhole bridge. Casual, comfortable, and easy to wear.
bottom left: The Otto in Diamond is an over sized menswear inspired look. A modern style with a vintage twist.
bottom right: The Richmond in Macchiato is a vintage round style with a keyhole bridge.
The Otto in Diamond was my runner up choice. Maybe next year! But in the end I chose The Scarlet!
Which pair did you like the best? You can request your home try on box for free, and purchase any of these amazing frames from David Kind.