Zenni recently teamed up with personalized clothing subscription service Le Tote to showcase the must-have fall/winter eyewear trends. We sat down and chatted with Le Tote stylist Rachel Tubbs to talk about why she thinks glasses are the new “It” accessory, what you need in your closet this fall, and how to make a trend your own.
Tell us a little about yourself and Le Tote.
For as long as I can remember, I have always been intrigued by fashion and style. The first designer I fell in love with was Marc Jacobs. Having spent all my free time browsing thrift stores, constantly finding unique ways of dressing, no was surprised when I landed my first job in fashion as a wardrobe assistant to The Jonas Brothers music video. I then went on to assist for other celebrities like Adele, Ashton Kutcher, and Ryan Gosling. Cut to today as my life as a photo stylist for Le Tote, a fashion rental company that focuses on women’s workwear.
What do you love the most about being a stylist for Le Tote?
It’s so satisfying to curate relatable yet aspirational looks for our members. Since Le Tote is a fashion subscription service, our members are able to wear the latest trends without the hefty price tag.
What’s your favorite part of the Le Tote/Zenni collaboration?
For me personally, I love the idea of marrying the visions of both the companies in a seamless manner. What makes this is the perfect collaboration is the fact that both Le Tote and Zenni focus on modern classics, while still pushing the envelope with trends. So many of our pieces worked well with Zenni’s versatile style and colors.
What are the key trends for Fall that we need to know about?
There are SO MANY key looks that I am excited about this fall. I love the animal print trend. From leopard to snakeskin, this look is a classic that makes a huge comeback this season. Another big piece is the power blazer. It can elevate any simple look, from a t-shirt and jeans with sneakers to your 9-5 dress.
Any recommendations for wearing these trends and making them your own?
I think it’s always great to start with a modern basic or a simple piece that you really love and build around it. Add in your favorite trends, whether it is a pop print, some texture, or a fun colors. It’s important to know what works with your shape and build from there. Don’t be afraid to have fun with fashion.
Accessories always complete an outfit. Do you think that glasses are the new accessory?
Glasses are ALWAYS in style and lately have become more of an accessory that something that people wear because they have to. You can never go wrong with a pair of statement glasses – the right frame can complete any outfit. Just pick any pair of Zenni for a modern, sleek look.
What are your tips for coordinating your glasses with your outfit?
The right pair of glasses is the icing on the cake to any outfit. The key is knowing what style of frames works the best with your face shape. From there just pick a direction and run with it. When in doubt, style with a sense of humor. It’s my favorite approach!