Nerd Glasses first surfaced on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Summer 2009 seen on Boston blogger queenelizabeth. She wore her black fake nerd glasses with a yellow vintage grandpa sweater, silver Wet Seal shiny figure skater dress, and black CVS tights. Since then, Nerd Glasses have grown in popularity as bloggers from India, Clichy, and Switzerland have discovered them. Nerd Glasses are generally seen in chic, casual, and geek style. Popular brands of Nerd Glasses are Ralph Lauren, Walmart, Ray Ban, Forever 21, and thrift.
There are currently 60 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Nerd Glasses. Most recently, blogger thefashionfraction of thefashionfraction.com styled her nerd glasses with a romwe jacket, iwearsin lace shirt, and dottet tights.