As the clock ticks down to the final moments of the year, it's time to prepare for the most dazzling night of all – New Year's Eve. If there's one occasion where going all out is not only acceptable but encouraged, it's the celebration of the passing year and the welcoming of a fresh start.
One way to make a bold statement and stand out from the crowd is through your choice of eyewear. Stay with us as we explore the world of vintage eyewear, focusing on styles that not only make a statement but also complement celebratory attire, ensuring you enter the new year with style and flair.
Styling Vintage Glasses for the Party Season
Retro Glamour: Cat-Eye Frames
When it comes to eyewear that exudes old Hollywood glamour, cat-eye frames are the epitome of vintage chic. Originating in the 1950s, these frames have made a resounding comeback in recent years, and New Year's Eve is the perfect occasion to showcase their timeless elegance. The upward-sweeping design of cat-eye sunglasses adds an air of mystery and sophistication, making them the ideal accessory for a night of celebration.
These vintage Brendal sunnies are an example of the ideal level of glam for an NYE bash, or if you’re after a prescription pair of glasses with a quirky design, then these Woodlock M 750 glasses are highly unique without being too overstated - we can even fit them with prescription lenses for you.
Pair yours with a classic little black dress or a tailored suit for a look that effortlessly channels the spirit of the golden age of Hollywood. Opt for bold colours like red or emerald green to make an even bigger statement, ensuring all eyes are on you as the clock strikes midnight.
Funky & Fabulous: Oversized Frames
For those who prefer a more eclectic and playful vibe, oversized round frames are the way to go. This style, popularised in the 1960s and 1970s, has a whimsical and carefree charm that perfectly complements the celebratory atmosphere of New Year's Eve parties.
Choose frames in vibrant colours or funky patterns to add a pop of excitement to your ensemble. These sunglasses work well with a variety of outfits, from sequined get ups to fit-and-flare outfits. Don't be afraid to mix and match bold accessories, such as chunky jewellery or a statement clutch, to complete your retro-chic look.
Timeless Charm: Aviators
For a look that seamlessly blends vintage charm with modern sophistication, aviator sunglasses are a must-have for your New Year's Eve celebration. Originally designed for pilots in the 1930s, aviators have evolved into a timeless style that exudes confidence and coolness.
Pair your aviator frames with a sleek and tailored ensemble, such as a tuxedo or a stylish midi dress. The clean lines and classic design of aviators make them a versatile choice that complements a wide range of party attire.
Choose frames in metallic finishes to add a touch of glamour to your look synonymous with the celebrations. The Carrera 5386 40 frames are the ideal example of some fitting classic gold aviators, while these Actuell Couture frames are perfect for those looking for a pop of colour with gold accents.
Boho Chic: Round Frames
If your New Year's Eve celebration leans towards a more bohemian and laid-back vibe, consider opting for round sunglasses inspired by the iconic John Lennon style. These frames, characterised by their circular shape and thin metal construction, add a touch of retro charm to any outfit.
Pair your round frames with flowing maxi dresses, fringed jackets, or wide-leg trousers for a boho-chic look that's perfect for ringing in the new year. Consider frames in earthy tones like brown or tortoiseshell for a vintage-inspired aesthetic that complements the free-spirited atmosphere of the night.
We think these Sisley by United Optical frames are the perfect pairing for your boho party wardrobe.
Bold & Daring: Geometric Frames
For the trendy individuals who want to make a bold statement on New Year's Eve, geometric frames are the way to go. Whether it's square, hexagonal or octagonal frames, these glasses can add a modern and edgy touch to your look.
Pair geometric frames with contemporary and avant-garde outfits, such as asymmetrical dresses or tailored suits with unconventional cuts. Choose frames in bold colours or unique patterns to showcase your fearless sense of style. Geometric glasses are the perfect accessory for those who want to push the boundaries and start the new year with a fashion-forward attitude.
Accessorising with Confidence
While selecting the perfect pair of vintage glasses for your New Year's Eve celebration is undoubtedly important, it's equally crucial to wear them with confidence. Eyewear has the remarkable ability to amplify your overall look, and the key to pulling off any style is owning it with self-assurance.
Stand tall, radiate confidence and let your chosen frames become an extension of your personality. Remember, the best accessory is a genuine smile, so wear your sunglasses with pride and revel in the joy of the night.
Caring for Your Vintage Treasures
Vintage frames not only serve as a fashion statement but are also cherished collectibles with a rich history. As you celebrate the New Year's Eve festivities, be mindful of how you handle your eyewear treasures.
Keep them safely stored in a protective case when not in use and avoid exposing them to extreme temperatures or harsh conditions. Regularly clean the lenses with a soft microfibre cloth to maintain their pristine appearance.
By taking care of your vintage eyewear, you ensure that they remain a stylish reminder of the unforgettable New Year's Eve celebrations for years to come, preserving the magic of the night within these timeless accessories.
Shop New-In Frames Ready for NYE
As you step into the festivities of New Year's Eve, let your eyewear be the finishing touch that elevates your celebratory ensemble. Whether you opt for the retro glamour of cat-eye sunglasses or the bold daringness of geometric frames, make sure your choice reflects your personal style and sets the tone for a year filled with fashion-forward adventures.
Embrace the spirit of the past while stepping boldly into the future – celebrate in style with vintage glasses that not only protect your eyes but also make a lasting impression as you bid farewell to the old and welcome the new with flair and fashion.
Shop our latest frames from the New-In collection here at Ed & Sarna to complete your party looks. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries about our frames and services. With that said - cheers to a stylish and unforgettable New Year's Eve!