Fashion question: What’s the coolest thing to wear these days? It’s a pair of glasses, even if your eyesight is 20/20. In fact, a recent survey found that 1 out of 5 people who wear glasses don’t need them and wear them only to be fashionable. High-end designers, like Prada and Armani, recently featured eyeglass-wearing models in their runway shows, and celebrities with good vision, like Meryl Streep and Demi Moore, often wear them to award ceremonies and red carpet events.

So, why have glasses gone from geek to chic? Trendspotters say it’s because glasses make the wearer look smart and sophisticated. Also, wearing glasses is a thrifty way to look hip. Experts say that for around $20, you can get a unique pair of glasses that you can wear day after day to spice up your outfit, unlike other fashion accessories that you can’t wear back to back, like a scarf or blazer. 

Experts say that right now, the retro “Mad Men” look is in with classic black frames. And the up and coming style? 1980’s and 1990’s styles, with geometric shapes and crazy colors. Think Sally Jessy Raphael, the 80s talk show host.