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Back to University Frame Fashion

Posted On 19 January 2016

Need some help choosing frames for the new university term?  

We’ve got you covered.

University is the time for experimenting with fashion and finding your own, unique style, so finding the right frames when you’re a fashion-conscious student on a budget can be a challenge.

Your glasses are one of, if not the, most important fashion accessory you own.  Think about it.  You probably wear them a lot more frequently than any of your clothes, and they’re on your face, so they’re one of the first things people will notice about you.  With this in mind, it’s worth shopping around and spending a little more to invest in a pair of frames that you really love.

What’s more, we’re currently offering you a second pair of frames completely FREE when you buy any pair of frames priced £65 or above!

 Buy one get one free glasses

To help you discover which style is right for you we’ve rounded up our top 4 women’s and men’s frames for university students in 2016.


Party Eyes for Ladies – Ultramarine in Green*

 Party Eyes Ultramarine

Why have boring, plain frames when you could choose these quirky and super affordable frames from our Party Eyes for Ladies range?  These fun Ultramarine frames come in either mint green or pink tortoiseshell, helping you to express your style and stand out from the crowd.  Made from durable, lightweight plastic these frames are built for comfort and longevity, making them a steal at just £20!

Michael Kors – MK839 in Tortoiseshell*

  Michael Kors MK839
These durable, lightweight, plastic frames from Michael Kors come in an attractive tortoiseshell finish.  The large lenses on these MK839 frames have a modern feel that looks great paired with casual-wear to create an effortless hipster style.  The Michael Kors branding features on the arms in metallic gold. The frames’ plastic build means that they’re super durable too, making them perfect for a busy student lifestyle. 

Urbn West – Mia in Red*

 Urbn West Mia

Make a statement with your frames when you choose the beautiful, feminine Mia frames by Urbn West.  These quirky, retro frames feature upswept sides, a thick, coloured upper frame and a very thin, metal, bottom rim.  Choose from either brown and mustard or red and pink.  These feline-shaped frames will definitely get you noticed and look just as good dressed up as they do dressed down.

Iceberg – IC255 in Brown*

 Iceberg IC255

Looking for stylish, plastic frames with a difference? The IC255 frames by Iceberg are square with a subtle hint of cat eye in their shape, and a mottled, ombre fade-effect in a choice of two colours, either brown or pink. If you’re looking for stylish plastic frames that aren’t too dark then these could be just what you’re looking for.



Party Eyes For Men – 21 in Blue*

 Party Eyes for Men 21
Even on a tight student budget you don’t need to sacrifice style for price if you choose these trendy tortoiseshell and blue Party Eyes for Men 21 frames.  These plastic, rectangular frames aren’t too big or chunky, so if you’re looking for trendy glasses without huge lenses these could be perfect for you.  The dark tortoiseshell frames are lightened up with a thin, bright blue streak down the arms and on the inside of the frames.

Urbn West – Caleb in Black*

 Urbn West Caleb

If you’re going for a geek-chic look then these large, square, plastic, Caleb frames by Urbn West have quirky written all over them.  The frames are large without being too thick, making them a little less harsh than some of the very chunky frames out there.  Available in either black or dark navy blue, these frames are designed for durability so are tough enough to withstand a hectic lifestyle.

Brink – Jacob in Tortoise*

 Brink Jacob

Whilst very large, chunky frames are in fashion, the style doesn’t suit everyone.  If you’re looking for smart and trendy frames without the square shape then these rectangular Jacob frames by Brink could be right for you.  These plastic tortoiseshell frames feature a gold, metal strip on the sides by the hinge that adds a suave, stylish touch to a timeless design.

Guess – 1731 in Brown Gunmetal*

 Guess 1731

If hipster isn’t really your style and you’re looking for frames that are a little more sophisticated then these metal 1731 frames by Guess should tick all the boxes.  These designer glasses have small, rectangular frames in two fuss-free, industrial colours; choose from either gunmetal or brown gunmetal.  Fairly straight and angular in appearance, these designer frames have a definite masculine feel.

Need to see more frames before you make a decision? You can view our full range of prescription glasses here. Use our ‘Frames on You’ feature to virtually try our glasses on and find a frame that suits your style. 

Don’t forget that our eye tests are FREE**!  

Although your glasses make a great fashion accessory, they’re also very important to your studies.  It’s important to ensure that you’re wearing the right prescription to avoid getting headaches when trying to focus in the distance during lectures, or up close whilst studying.  If your prescription is out of date you can book your FREE eye test appointment online HERE.


*Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Price includes standard 1.5 index scratch-resistant single vision lenses.

**Subject to availability. Excludes customers already entitled to a free NHS eye test.



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