Jan 15, 2014

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Seven Spec-tacular New Year’s Resolutions

For a full week, we’ll be offering up one super simple, reachable and fun New Year’s resolution per day. And of course, each goal incorporates eyewear! So push yourself to give ‘em a go—they’re sure to add some frame-filled spunk to your 2014! Get the deets below.

Resolution No. 7: Become a Regular Globetrotter

We know it’s incredibly tough to make time in your crazy busy schedules to embark on some much-needed getaways. But you’ve gotta do it, y’all! The world is your oyster, and you must see as much of it as you can, while you can. So create a list of all the destinations you’d like to visit in 2014, and challenge yourself to make pit stops in all of them—regardless of whether it’s a quick weekend trip or a weeklong rendezvous, it’s a vacation nonetheless.

Fuel your newfound jet-setting obsession with conveniently foldable Gucci sunnies and ultra-flexible Persol shades; both are versatile enough for any outing. Likewise, all globetrotters are sure to appreciate trendy, yet sturdy, leather luggage, a neck pillow that doubles as a hoodie and a unique travel mug!

Gucci (GG 1050S), Persol (PO 649)

Gucci (GG 1050S), Persol (PO 649)

Resolution No. 6: Spice Up Your Style

Feeling like your personal style is lacking these days? Well, let’s change that! You’re granted a so-called clean slate in the New Year, and that definitely applies to your fashionable side. So it’s the perfect time to add a much-needed dose of glam to your wardrobe. By slipping on a pair of trend-driven shades, you’ll instantly boost the chic factor. Geometric, embellished Vera Wang sunnies for gals scream elegance. And flat-top, modernized Clubmasters by Alexander McQueen are equally dashing for dudes.

A bejeweled statement necklace and a vibrant, quilted mini crossbody bag will liven up any ladylike ensemble. Meanwhile, a timelessly stylish metallic watch is the ideal accessory for guys, not to mention a dapper fedora—can you say Don Draper?

Alexander McQueen (AMQ 4220/S), Vera Wang (V298)

Alexander McQueen (AMQ 4220/S), Vera Wang (V298)

Resolution No. 5: Glamourize Your Peepers

Calling all gal pals! Your eyes are your most striking facial feature, so don’t be afraid to really play them up in the New Year—flaunt what you’ve got ladies, and do it with confidence! By rocking a pair of look-at-me glasses, you’ll instantly draw attention to those pretty peepers of yours. Turn heads in 2014 with tortoise cat-eyes with bright orange browline detailing by Face à Face, or deep fuchsia square frames by L’Wren Scott.

But make sure your eyes don’t get lost behind such stunning specs by following our essential beauty guidelines. Apply a creamy, moisturizing concealer under your eyes to brighten and smooth out the area. Always opt for matte shadows—the glittery stuff looks super harsh underneath lenses. Lastly, lashes are everything, so layer on mascara that lengthens, curls and magnifies!  

Face à Face  (Jodie1), L'Wren Scott (331005)

Face à Face (Jodie1), L’Wren Scott (331005)

Resolution No. 4: Enjoy the Great Outdoors

It may be cold outside, but there’s no better time than the present to escape the indoors and get some good ‘ole fresh air! Before you know it, spring will have sprung, and the fabulous weather will be calling your name. But until then, just bundle up before facing the elements—a few layers will do the trick! We suggest embarking on a nearby hike. You’ll not only get some darn good exercise, but you’ll also enjoy the gorgeous scenery of the great outdoors!

Sunnies will be your best friend on such an adventure, especially since you’ll be soaking up plenty of vitamin D under the gorgeous sunshine. Play into the outdoorsy theme by opting for nature-inspired aviators by Costa Sunglasses or true-wood wayfarers by Shwood—they’re perfect options for both men and women. Get an even closer look at your surroundings with binoculars, and capture your favorite moments with a sweet camera. A colorful backpack is the ideal spot to stow away your gear!

Costa Sunglasses (Grand Catalina), Shwood (Canby)

Costa Sunglasses (Grand Catalina), Shwood (Canby)

Resolution No. 3: Embrace Your Inner Geek Chic 

Everybody’s got an inner nerd waiting to emerge. But don’t keep your studious side under wraps. After all, the so-called “geek chic” trend is still considered super cool and fashionable. So let your geek flag fly high in the New Year! Dudes are sure to look the part in perfectly round GANT Rugger specs, with a mix of tortoise and gold accents for classy appeal. Meanwhile, lasses will boost the studious factor in chunky black square glasses, with a subtle keyhole bridge, by Michael Stars.

A few other goodies will do the trick. A nifty clip-on camera lens will allow you to take badass photos right from your phone, leaving you Instagramming for days! A rustic leather journal is the perfect spot to scribble all your thoughts and ideas. And lastly, splurge on a chic messenger bag—both men and women will definitely find this item quite handy!

GANT Rugger (105), Michael Stars (Clever)

GANT Rugger (105), Michael Stars (Clever)

Resolution No. 2: Get Your Workout On

Let’s face it: The last few months have been all about celebrating the holidays with way too much eating, drinking and lounging around, and way too little working out. But the laziness is officially over, peeps! It’s time to pull yourself off the couch and start getting your bod back in action. There are plenty of fitness-friendly activities to help you muster up a sweat without getting burnt out—hitting up a fun group gym class, enjoying the great outdoors on a hike and playing an intramural sport with pals are our latest faves.

We’ve handpicked the key essentials to help make your workout experience that much better in the New Year. Everybody needs a colorful water bottle to help stay hydrated in style; quality headphones for musical enjoyment; and a tracker to stay in tune with their goals. Sporty clear shades with green lenses from Smith Optics are perfect for outside, and matte gray Kaenon specs are ideal for indoors—both pairs are just right for guys ‘n’ gals alike!

Smith Optics (Lowdown), Kaenon (404)

Smith Optics (Lowdown), Kaenon (404)

Resolution No. 1: Stick Your Nose in More Books

Who doesn’t love getting lost in a captivating story? After all, reading is the best pastime of all. But with your super busy schedules, you probably don’t make or have much time to curl up with some darn good books. We challenge you to change that! In the New Year, allow yourself to take a break from your hectic lifestyle and relax with an enthralling novel on hand—before you know it, reading will become part of your daily routine!

Set the ambiance with a cozy pillow and blanket, a candle in your fave scent and even a cup of soothing tea. And don’t forget to slip on a pair of reading glasses—nobody enjoys squinting over that teeny tiny font sprawled across pages. Gents are sure to love round tortoise Cinzia Designs frames with a dapper keyhole bridge, while ladies will look sophisticatedly chic in embellished blue cat-eyes by Judith Leiber.

Cinzia Designs (Refocus), Judith Leiber (JL1668)

Cinzia Designs (Refocus), Judith Leiber (JL1668)

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