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.
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.
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.