Dressing Your Eyes for Award Season

It’s our favorite time of year, ladies ‘n’ gents—it’s officially award season! And the Oscars—a.k.a. the epic grand finale of all the shows—are less than a month away. Whether you’re throwing your own fabulous Academy Awards viewing party or attending a pal’s shindig, you’ll need the perfect garb and, more importantly, complementary specs and shades to celebrate the occasion. If you’re dressing up in glamorous red carpet-worthy attire, opt for swanky eyewear and sunwear. Whereas if you’re going for a fashionably relaxed look, slip on trendy glasses and sunnies with an easygoing vibe. Need some inspiration? You’re in luck! Just take a looksie at the frames we’ve handpicked for guys and gals alike below.

For Gals

Casually Classy: Capitalize on Marsala—Pantone’s “it” color of the year—by rocking sleek cat-eye specs from FYSH or geometric-shaped sunnies from Chloé in the coveted deep red pigment. A ladylike peplum blouse and wine-hued pixie pants are perfect pairings. Accessorize the ensemble with adorable metallic flats, a chunky gemstone statement necklace and glittery gold nail polish.

Perfectly Fancy: Get glitzy by flaunting jewel-encrusted Judith Leiber sunglasses or DSquared2 eyeglasses. Top ‘em off with a chic little black dress with lace neck detailing and a sparkly collar, cutwork heels and stunning stud earrings. When it comes to makeup, keep things simple with winged black eyeliner for a cat-eye effect and a soft pink lip.


For Guys

Casually Classy: Nothing says timeless style than traditional chocolate brown rectangular glasses from Tommy Bahama or classic aviators from Ball and Buck with leather accents. A checkered button-down and cashmere sweater combo with khaki chinos are ideal additions to these frames. Sport fun patterned socks with upscale boat shoes for a dose of fun flair.

Perfectly Fancy: Say hello to dapper panache with color-blocked Gucci frames and Zac Posen shades with a quintessential keyhole bridge. Accentuate the eyewear with a fitted light gray suit, a subtle plaid dress shirt, a striped navy tie and leather oxford loafers. Spritz on a dash of alluring cologne for a finishing touch.