Kelly Ripa has been fairly quiet on social media since the New Year began, but she just uploaded a series of photos to her Instagram Story in honor of her two friends' birthdays. And while we're loving these rare shots of Ripa with her besties, we couldn't help but notice that the Live with Kelly and Ryan host is changing up her look by bringing back one of her most iconic accessories: her black reading glasses.
Although the 51-year-old talk show host usually wears contacts, she debuted the eyewear in fall 2020, when she wore the black specs on an episode of Live. In a video that was shared to Instagram, Ripa was heard jokingly saying, “I’ve been happy not wearing [my glasses]. It’s happier just not to see what's happening to me personally.”
Now, it seems these chic frames are making a comeback. To wish her good friend, Rachael Harris, a happy birthday, Ripa posted a snap where she is seen twinning with the actress. In the photo, they each don a pair of thick, black eyeglasses. “Happy birthday,” Ripa wrote over the photo.