Normally we tend to define nerds by their socks with sandals and broken glasses crudely re-mended with tape. But Steve Urkel-style glasses have recently been gaining popularity among all ages especially young adults and teens. The glasses are usually not even prescribed and some even come without frames. Why the sudden urge to wear glasses? The look has become categorized as “hipster” and once again, fashion has done its magic, turning something that was so out into the thing that’s so in.
For guys, the glasses can be paired with hip-hop type clothing (much like the New Boyz and Chris Brown) or even a full on suit. As for girls, almost anything goes whether it be a themed party or just a preppy/vintage look for class. I’ve seen the look worn on an everyday basis, at parties, dance competitions, and during class. They’re practically everywhere now. Rappers like Chris Brown and Jay-Z have been found sporting the look. And yes, even our steamy Ryan Gosling has embraced the look.
What do you think? Are nerdy glasses actually cute or are they a fashion no-no?