his year Vancouver missed that one week of crisp sunny Autumn and instead got bombarded with a month’s worth of rain for the first two weeks of September. Luckily, I spent my last few days of summer in some fall inspired outfits!
I found this beautiful 100% wool hat
at Aritzia on Granville and thought it would be the perfect POP of color to
brighten any neutral outfit.
And OF COURSE I had to pull out my favorite Fall frame from last year by Andy Wolf Eyewear with Transitions Lenses that tint into the perfect Emerald shade every time.
Keeping my outfits a bit on the spicy side this year. Rainfalls have definitely been a barrier for my outfits in previous years, so pairing my outfit with something that can cover me up without taking away from the whole look is ideal.
I love having the cardigan and my frames be the same shade, because if I chose to take off one or the other I would still have color somewhere in my outfit.
PS: How gorgeous are the sunset amber style color lenses by Transitions Lenses?!?
This final outfit I have been DYING to take photos in. I’ve owned this slip dress FOREVER now and was always too shy to wear it by itself. Until finally I found some inspo while browsing through the gram and decided it would be perfect with a white mock-neck sweater underneath!
I have Transitions Lenses in every pair of glasses that I own, I honestly think I would feel naked without them. It has become a habit of mine to co-ordinate my outfits with the colours of the frame and lenses together. It’s one more thing that makes picking outfits so much more fun!
Darken 30% faster, even darker
Some peoples complaint about the previous generation was that they did not turn dark quick enough when the wearer stepped outside into direct blinding sunlight. Transitions claims that the Gen8 lenses are meant to darken quicker. Based on my findings and comparing them to my Signature 7 transitions lenses, I would say they in fact do turn darker quicker if you are in the direct sunlight and are slightly darker.
Fades back 3 minutes faster!
Now this would have to be the most asked question I get from my patients:
“How fast will they fade back to all the way clear?”
I always give mine 3-6 minutes to turn back to all the way clear depending on how dark they were before I stepped inside, but the transition is so smooth I don’t even notice it happening. I compared both generations of transitions lenses, the new and last years, and the new one was visibly quicker than the old.
Gen8: From completely dark to clear: approx. 4 minutes 30 seconds
Signature 7s: From completely dark to clear: approx. 7 minutes 30 seconds
Still completely clear indoors
Transitions Gen8, although darker outdoors, are still completely clear indoors. Now that’s impressive!
I paired my brand new Gen8 brown lenses in a teal cats eye frame with a simple little black summer dress and white snakeskin textured mules. I really wanted to contrast the dress with brighter tones on the top and bottom, but at the same time really draw attention to the frame and lenses. A very quick and simple look!