Shwood is rightfully known for its sustainably-sourced wood-framed sunglasses. But their talents aren't tied in a single material. The new Shwood Fifty/Fifty Sunglasses are a perfect example. As the name suggests, these shades are a stylish mixture of Mazzucchelli acetate — plant-based and renewable — and fine wood inlays. And while looks are important, so is the ability to actually see out of them, which is why they sport optics from Carl Zeiss.
It might not seem like it right now, but Spring is right around the corner — and you can get your face ready for the change in fashion by grabbing up some Warby Parker Spring 2014 Eyewear. This year's lineup includes eight new shapes and six new colors, including the Walker in eye-popping Canton Blue, the Seymour in Whiskey Tortoise, the Kimball in Marzipan Tortoise, and the Lowry sunglasses in Green Citrine. As always, you can order 5 pairs of frames to try on at-home for free, and when you've made your selection, you can feel better knowing that your purchase will give someone in need access to affordable glasses.
So maybe you're a little jealous of all your visually-impaired friends and their stylish frames — but just because you have perfect vision, that doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to rock a pair of Exovault Aluminum Eyeglasses ($400). Machined from solid aluminum, and available in either clear anodized or black anodized, these frames are made in small batches in a studio in Brooklyn. They ship without prescription lenses, so they're perfect for when you want to add a touch of hipster geek to your look, without a trip to the optometrist. And if you're one of the (un)lucky ones who truly needs corrective lenses, fret not, your eye doctor can always fit them with something functional.