The holiday season is upon us, and as you prepare to celebrate Christmas with style and festivity, it's time to elevate your fashion game. While the perfect outfit is crucial, completing your look with statement-making vintage sunglasses can take your ensemble to the next level.
In this guide, we'll explore the world of bold designs, timeless classics and seasonal colours and how they can add a touch of glamour to your Christmas party outfits.
Embrace Vintage Glamour
Vintage sunglasses exude a timeless charm that effortlessly elevates any outfit. When choosing a pair, look for high-quality materials like acetate or metal to ensure durability and authenticity.
As for choosing a design to complement your outfit for a Christmas party, we’ve listed some considerations you could make to help you find the perfect pair.
Play with Festive Colours
To infuse the festive spirit into your ensemble, opt for sunglasses in seasonal colours. Rich reds, deep greens and shimmering golds instantly evoke the Christmas ambiance.
We think this pair of Christian Dior 2408 11 butterfly frames are perfect. With a gold hued frame made from Optyl acetate and bottle green lenses, these vintage Dior sunglasses are an ideal option to complement a formal party outfit, yet can easily be styled with casual wear over the rest of the winter period.
Whilst the traditional route is a great way to go, at the same time don't be afraid to experiment with unconventional colours that complement your outfit while embracing the festive spirit.
The Carrera Sunjet 5221 90 frames are a great example - their vibrant blue UV lenses turn this pair of otherwise understated frames into a striking accessory, reflective of the enchanting iciness of cool toned Christmas lights.
Bold Designs for Impact
The key to making a statement lies in bold designs. Look for sunglasses with unique embellishments, intricate patterns or avant-garde shapes. Vintage frames often feature elaborate detailing, such as engraved metal work or decorative accents on the temples.
These design elements not only catch the eye but also showcase your appreciation for craftsmanship and individuality. Not only that, but experimenting with a unique frame style is great for those who prefer to stick to monotone colours yet still want to leave a lasting impression.
If a statement is what you’re going for, then we have the perfect pair of sunglasses for you. With a captivating cat-eye shape and a diamante studded lens, the Thierry Lasry Sparkly frames are by far the most unique pair of sunglasses we stock and would be sure to turn heads at any party.
Consider Your Face Shape
While bold designs are essential, it's crucial to choose sunglasses that complement your face shape.
Cat-eye frames suit heart-shaped faces, while aviators or round frames are flattering for square faces. Oval faces can pull off almost any style, while rectangular frames balance round faces. Ensure that the size of the sunglasses complements the proportions of your face for a harmonious look.
Mix Classic with Contemporary
Blend the charm of vintage with a modern twist by opting for sunglasses that seamlessly combine classic shapes with contemporary details.
For example, consider iconic styles from the '50s, '60s or '70s; cat-eye frames, oversized round lenses and bold geometric shapes are classic choices that never go out of style, while metallic finishes or mirrored lenses can add a modern touch.
This fusion of old and new creates a dynamic look that captures attention without compromising on sophistication.
Seek Inspiration from Style Icons
Draw inspiration from fashion icons of the past who effortlessly embraced statement sunglasses.
Whether it's Audrey Hepburn's timeless elegance, Jackie Kennedy's oversized glamour or Elton John's flamboyant frames, iconic figures can provide valuable insights into pairing vintage sunglasses with festive outfits. Adapt their style to create a look that resonates with your personality.
Versatility is Key
If you want to make the most out of your vintage sunglasses, then choose a pair that can transition seamlessly from daytime gatherings to evening celebrations. A versatile pair can be paired with both casual and formal party outfits, ensuring that you make the most of your investment.
Consider frames with neutral tones or classic shapes that effortlessly complement a variety of ensembles, allowing you to wear them beyond the holiday season.
Personalise with Accessories
Elevate your vintage sunglasses by adding festive accessories. For example, attaching a delicate chain to the frames adds a chic touch that also allows you to keep them safe when you’re not wearing them - you could even choose to add a few festive charms to really get in the holiday spirit.
These personalised touches not only enhance the festive vibe, but further make your sunglasses a unique and memorable accessory.
Investing in a high-quality pair of vintage sunglasses ensures durability and authenticity. Look for well-preserved frames with minimal wear and tear. Check for original markings, logos and engravings, as these details authenticate the vintage nature of the sunglasses.
Quality lenses with UV protection are essential to protect your eyes while providing a clear view of the festive celebrations.
Vintage Eyewear Maintenance and Care
Vintage sunglasses require special care to ensure their longevity. Often made with high quality, durable materials and expert craftsmanship, it’s only natural that you’ll want to ensure they maintain this condition, so you can wear them throughout the festive period and beyond.
It’s best to store your frames in their protective case when not in use and clean the lenses with a microfibre cloth to avoid scratches. If the frames need adjustment, consult a professional to maintain their structural integrity. Proper maintenance will preserve the vintage allure of your sunglasses, allowing you to enjoy them for years to come.
Shop the Festive Flair Collection
Choosing statement-making vintage sunglasses for Christmas parties is an art that combines timeless elegance with festive flair. Embrace bold designs, experiment with seasonal colours and pay attention to details that reflect your personal style.
With the right pair of sunglasses, you'll not only shield your eyes from the winter sun but also make a lasting impression at every holiday celebration. So, as you dress up for the festivities, let your vintage sunglasses be the crowning jewel that adds a touch of glamour and sophistication to your Christmas ensemble.
In need of some inspiration? We’ve curated a collection of sunglasses that we believe make for the perfect Christmas party outfit accessories. From frosty blues to festive reds, elegant shapes to bold ones, whether you’re looking for a subtle, refined style or to make an eye-catching statement (or even a happy medium between the two!), then we’ve got you covered here at Ed & Sarna Vintage Eyewear.