Kanye West. Love him or hate him, you’ve not only heard of him, you can likely hum at least a few of his songs and mention some of his iconic glasses choices. That’s because Kanye West is one of the highest selling artists of all time, with sales topping out at about 21 million albums sold and more than 100 million digital downloads. That’s a lot of sales! Kanye’s debuted in 2004 and has released six albums in the past decade (O.K., 11 years, if we’re being exact). Six albums and 21 Grammy awards and countless sunglasses choices! Kanye West doesn’t just stop at music though; he’s also a fashion designer who debuted his first line at Paris Fashion Week. Not bad, huh? He’s also designed numerous shoes in collaboration with big name companies like Adidas and Louis Vuitton. To say the least, Kanye West is a busy man!
Oh, and how could we not mention his famous wife. Kim Kardashian’s own glasses choices have been quite notable, just like Kanye Wests’. Famous for…well, simply existing thanks to her family’s long-running reality TV show and it’s many spin-offs. Together they just may have made one of the cutest tots ever, baby North West. But, of course, what we’re naturally interested in is how Kanye pulls off the glasses versus no-frames look. Keep reading as we decide which suits him better.
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Kanye West proves he doesn’t need a pair of statement glasses to make a statement, right? With Kim by his side, the cameras never seem to stop flashing (which, actually, is a pretty good reason to wear sunglasses). And for a bit of personal flair, Kanye opts for a dramatic, thick, glittering gold necklace as his only accessory. When we look at this pic, we can’t help being drawn to his eyes, wondering what the creative genius is thinking. No glasses wins again for Mr.West.
Really, we think Kanye West can pull off any look he dreams up, glasses or not. But when we do the side-by-side comparison, the no-frames or sunglasses look really takes the cake. With the glasses on, he’s hiding what we think is one of his best features—his eyes. If you want to take a cue from Kanye and spotlight your stare, consider trying some sleek new contacts, like some Acuvue Oasys lenses or a cool color pair. Just be sure to consult your eye doctor first!