Jenn Falik’s New Year’s Eve Style Guide

Hey eyewear lovahs! Lifestyle expert, style guru and ambassador to The Vision Council, Jenn Falik, is here to share her favorite New Year’s Eve looks – which include none other than specs and sunnies – for men and women. Check out her post, below.

The ultimate party night is soon upon us! New Year’s Eve presents the perfect opportunity for guys and gals, alike, to play with their looks. And, in my opinion, the smartest way to do it is by taking a classic party ensemble up a notch and making it feel completely new with the addition of amazing accessories including, of course, eyewear, the ultimate style game-changer. Optical frames add an edge when the sun goes down. And sunglasses are ideal for pre-evening celebrations outdoors, or even better, for the morning after – they’ll keep your eyes protected (and disguise any lack of sleep!).

This approach guarantees you are maximizing your fashion budget, as you can wear something you already own, or splurge on a timeless option that can be worn well beyond Dec. 31st. A strong accessory arsenal truly is the gift that keeps on giving, especially when said arsenal is anchored by stylish specs and statement-making sunnies.

Here is some fashion inspiration to help you outfit plan like a pro:

For Her:

The dress:  A sophisticated combo of sparkle and shine, a mini in matte black with a ladylike silhouette is classic and classy.

The shoes: Something you can dance and dazzle in is ideal – look for a height between 3 to 4 inches, and make sure there is one unexpected detail in the mix, like a glitter-encrusted heel.

The bag: A cute clutch can be a fun conversation piece. Make sure it also has practical features, like room for your phone and a shoulder strap for hands-free holding.

The jewelry: Tassel earrings that move when you move are dance-floor friendly and forever festive! Opt for a statement color – red is HUGE right now. Add a brass cuff into the mix for something simple and shiny.

The specs: What gal doesn’t love a hint of glitz? These Caviar glasses offer just the right amount of glam with embellished temples.

The sunnies: Chunky black cat-eye sunnies ought to be in every woman’s wardrobe, but this pair from Judith Leiber Couture is extra special with a scalloped edge detail, plus stunning gemstones.

For Him:

The pants: A flat front trouser is modern, and easily transitions between trendy tops and more classic button-downs.

The shirt: Elevate said trousers with a patterned button-down – geometric prints on a small scale are subtle but still style savvy.

The shoes: Retro sneakers can moonlight as dress shoes. They have both the cool and comfort factors, so embrace the trend!

The watch: An oversized matte gold watch always looks on point and polished.

The frames: Sleek in nature, these C-Zone aviator-inspired frames are masculine, with the perfect dose of understated holiday pizzazz with their red hue.

The shades: You can’t go wrong with white round shades with blue flash lenses this season, like this pair from Vuarnet.