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Up Your Shade Game

At first glance, you might not think that sunglasses are the key to upgrading your outfit. However, as the spring and summer months approach, sunglasses are a must-have accessory that not only protect your eyes from harmful UV rays but are also perfect for completing your look each and every time. Although your shades are rarely thought of as the focal point on your outfit, choosing the right sunglasses is guaranteed to take your ‘fit from completely casual to beyond luxury. After all, if all of the biggest celebs can do it, why can’t you?

However, when it comes to shopping for your new shades, why not take a look at vintage sunglasses? Going vintage means that you’ll have access to 70s, 80s and 90s sunglasses, many of which are one of a kind - a great way to stand out from the crowd. Plus, it’s highly likely that you’ll be able to get a mega deal on sunglasses from designer brands, adding that luxurious edge to your style that you’re looking for. Finally, if sustainable fashion is your thing, buying vintage sunglasses is just one way that you can boycott the fast fashion industry and invest in accessories that are built to last, and not to mention that they’re all super fashionable!

So, if you’re looking to elevate your style, there are a few simple steps you can take to create the perfect look with vintage sunglasses. When choosing the right shades, you should always think about frame, style and lens colour, as well as deciding whether or not to go with a designer brand - which is ultimately the easiest way to achieve the ultimate luxury look.

Frame Styles

When finding the right sunglasses that will compliment your style, the best thing to do is to look at classic frame designs. Although it might seem tempting to hop on the latest trends, nothing screams luxury like classic aviator or chic cat eye frames. Frames like these never go out of style, and there are naturally a lot on offer if you’re looking into vintage sunglasses.

When pairing vintage sunglasses with your wardrobe, try to opt for more traditional looks to keep the theme consistent. For example, it’s very easy to match sunglasses to an outfit that’s more on the neutral side. (think colours like white, beige, blue, black, grey or off-white). All of these colours are great wardrobe staples that you can then pair with classic frame styles. However, if you feel like neutrals aren’t working for you, you might want to think about monochromatic wardrobe pieces, and pair them with sunglasses that feature accents of the colour you’re wearing, such as coloured lenses.

Frame and Lens Colour

Colour coordination is a key part of putting together any outfit, and matching your accessories is no exception. When we’re talking about pairing your shades, for instance, you can’t really go wrong with black. A black frame typically goes with everything and also complements most face shapes. However, people often tend to overlook lens tints when choosing sunglasses to pair with their outfit.

When it comes to lens colours, it's best to stay away from reflective sunglasses, as they don’t often align with the polished look that you’re trying to put together. Coloured lenses, like blues, pinks, purples or yellows, can act as a fun statement piece that you could match either with a coordinated colour or something more monochrome. If you’re looking for something less bold and more classy, however, black lenses are more subtle and offer a more chic, refined look.

Going Designer

Naturally, the ultimate way to elevate your wardrobe is to throw in some designer accents. Vintage sunglasses are the perfect accessory for experimenting in the designer department, as not only are they more durable and protective, but you’ll also have access to luxury brands at secondhand prices. As a high-end product, designer vintage sunglasses are also much more comfortable on the face, and blend in seamlessly with most outfit choices. From Gucci to Valentino, designer vintage sunglasses come in all sorts of frame styles, including cat eye, aviator, oval, wayfarer, oversized and more. 

From Cat Eye to Aviator Frames: Shop Vintage Eyewear From Ed & Sarna

As with most accessories, sunglasses can transform any outfit from basic to luxury, and will become a staple of your wardrobe in no time. However, investing in a pair of high-quality designer sunglasses that are made to last doesn’t have to break the bank, especially when you shop with Ed & Sarna. We are vintage designer eyewear specialists who are devoted to supplying our customers with unique, one-off, statement-making styles. All of our glasses and sunglasses are original vintage frames from the 1950s to 1990s, are completely unworn and, in many instances, are one of a kind. From cat eye to oval frames, and Christian Dior to Hugo Boss designs, there is something for everyone here at Ed & Sarna.

Not sure if the sunglasses you have your eye on will suit you? Why not take advantage of our ‘try it on at home’ service or online styling consultations, both of which allow you to find the perfect pair of shades in the comfort of your own home. Upgrade your accessory game today by shopping our full range of sunglasses, or contacting us for more information.

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