Anyone who wears glasses can tell you that when it comes to matching up eyewear with evening wear the struggle. is. real. Those daytime frames you rely on for work just won’t cut it for cocktail parties. And the super chunky geek-chic frames that look so sharp during the day really take the shine off your nighttime sparkles.
Contacts could be an alternative to avoid the whole thing all together, but after a few tear-jerker speeches and some errant mascara in the eye, they’re not as glam a solution as you might have thought.
What if contacts aren’t an option? If you’re like us, you’ve tried “going bare” and it’s about as good as relying on Fashion Tape to keep “the girls” in place. That feeling of freedom quickly wears off when you realize your usual shimmy & shake could lead to disaster on the dancefloor - especially after a prosecco or two. And that goes for your barely there tape and your lack of lenses!
So what to do?
This is where an Eyewear Wardrobe comes in handy. But if you haven’t started building yours yet, never fear. We’re focusing in on eyewear for evening in this blog post to help you elevate your eyewear from everyday necessity to evening accessory.
We love a neutral frame. In fact, it’s one of the items we think make up a great Eyewear Wardrobe. Those black and horn rimmed frames are great for daytime but they read as uber casual at night and create a jarring juxtaposition next to evening outfits.
Instead opt for a translucent neutral that drifts into the background, letting you - and your outfit - take centre stage.
Think see-through pinks, peaches, caramels, and mochas that blend with your skin tone.
The palest clear-pink feels so delicate and yet the shape is special enough to complement your evening looks from “out to dinner” to “out to the awards.”
Transparent dulche de leche tinted frames are like a whisper against deeper skin tones. Sophisticated, soft, and subtle all in one.
What could be more evening inspired than the reflective, high shine qualities of a metallic frame? So much more special than the heavy browns and blacks you might rely on for daytime. And, from silver and pewter to yellow and rose gold, the variety of tones available means you can find a pair that coordinates seamlessly with your other jewelry - or the sparkle on your outfit!
Super reflective and yet understated, this rose gold frame strikes a beautiful balance between metallic and bare. Who doesn’t love a rose gold piece?
An optical aviator is a quiet statement. But with a high shine gold frame? On trend yet totally classic, we can see this being your go-to “out to dinner” frame.
Perfect for your simpler evening looks, embellished frames can make any LBD or tux feel new and interesting again. An embellished frame turns our expectation of statement jewelry on its head and creates something unique, fanciful, and bold.
Sleek satin tuxedo, strands of pearls, a pair of Valentino rock studs - and these Gucci frames. Need we say more?
The drama these provide indoors are as perfect for evening as they are with tinted lenses for day. That’s why we love seeing them as transitions, so you can have the best of both worlds: tinted drama outside on the red carpet, and crystal clarity inside at the gala!
Black & Gold
Black-tie optional. Those thick Buddy Holly frames are great for daytime, but when it comes to an evening event, it’s time to upgrade to something equally statement-making, but more refined.
Flattened frames with a mix of matte and shine are a perfect complement to nighttime looks.
A pared down version of your daytime black frames, this fine, matte black option gives just enough power to your evening looks without taking focus away from your overall look.
Sharp and yet delicate, we love how this frame brings together airiness, architecture, and just a hint of glamour.What’s your favourite combination of eyewear and outfit? We’d love to know the look you’d create!