Leah Melby moved to the world of online media after an early start at a print magazine and hasn’t looked back since. She’s currently a member of the fashion team at POPSUGAR where she works on seasonal trend guides, shopping stories, and celebrity style coverage. Previously, she handled all online fashion content at ELLE.com.
Rather than seeing fashion as something that exists in an elite stratosphere available to the few, Leah Melby looks at it as a purely individual thing anyone can tap into. She counts accessories — which includes glasses — as an important part of the entire style equation, admitting her weak prescription for a simple astigmatism hasn’t kept her from owning three different pairs of specs.
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Occupation: Fashion Editor
And by night: If I’m good, pilates class. If I’m bad, laying with my dog and boyfriend on the couch, watching Netflix.
My favorite season for fashion is: Fall! Jeans, booties, blazers layered over cashmere.
If I could turn back time and live in a different era, I’d choose the: ’60s for the fashion only. I love full midi skirts that hit at my natural waist and lady-like anything.
The book I couldn’t put down was: The first in the Game of Thrones series. And then everyone subsequently.
Glasses style I love: The modified, ever-so-slight cat eye – it looks gorgeous on everyone and isn’t as gimmicky as full, exaggerated cat eye glasses can seem.
If I could, I would raid Victoria Beckham’s closet and take a Birkin (or 3).
The quote “You get more with sugar than you do with vinegar” has always stuck with me.
Leah Melby recommends having fun with your glasses and experimenting with sizes and color. As with anything fashion-related, Leah highlights the importance of fit, but encourages glasses wearers to avoid the temptation of reaching for the most basic pair you can find.
Photos courtesy of Nicole Sweet