Festive fashion: how to upgrade your Xmas outfit this party season

Christmas might look a bit different this year to what many of us are used to, but this doesn’t mean it should go by uncelebrated. With no big events to buy a new glamorous outfit for, there’s an opportunity to reconsider the smaller details which can elevate our holiday outfits. 

Glasses are a great way to add to the usual Christmas trends, be it velvet, sparkles, metallics or rich colours. Add that sparkle that everyone is missing this year from the lack of festivities, or combine a few festive favourites for a fashion-forward look.

Whether you enjoy quality time with your Covid Christmas Bubble or attend a virtual celebration, who says we can't make an effort and dress up to feel special on Christmas day? Read on to discover the Christmas 2020 trends, and how you can celebrate in style by pairing party season frames with your favourite festive trends.

Level-up your velvet

Wearing Velvet is notoriously festive. It is comfortable to devour Christmas lunch in, whilst maintaining a glamorous appearance. Velvet has a unique look and beautiful drape, adding an element of luxury to any outfit.

We advise contrasting the subtle sheen of a dark velvet with a pair of matte frames to make them stand out and achieve a sophisticated look. The Specsavers Finley glasses are perfect for this.

This classic squared frame in dark blue acetate plastic is quirky enough, but it won’t steal the limelight from your outfit. Whatsmore, it won’t break the bank to add these to your festive look.

Sparkle and shine

Is there anything more festive than sparkles? There are a myriad of ways this trend could be worn, whether it is intended as a show stopper statement piece, or an accessory to inject some glam into an outfit.

These sparkly Marc Jacobs frames have the perfect level of glitz to bring to any virtual office Christmas party. Match these glasses with a similar-coloured outfit for a cohesive look, or pair the frames with a brighter outfit for some festive flair!

If you want a more subtle sparkle to pair with a low-key Christmas outfit, wear these Kylie Minogue frames. The chunky black frames are delicately embellished with glitter along the brow. Any outfit with sparkles is a guaranteed success in our book.

Rich, opulent colours

Compliment your outfit to jewel tones for the ultimate festive-feel. Whether you pair rich colours together or liven up your favourite pale shirt. 

Partner these ruby red cat-eye frames with a minimalistic outfit to make the frames pop. Red is energetic and intense, so wear it as the focus of your Christmas outfit for extra impact.

If red is not for you, consider wearing green! The semiotics of green are wealth and growth - something we could all do with more of this year. These stand-out emerald green glasses are refreshingly playful and their slim frame keeps the glasses from being overbearing, so would elevate any bright colour.

Faux fur luxury

If you take a practical approach to the party period, try pairing a cosy brown faux fur coat with a white or clear frame. Throwing a big cosy coat over a basic outfit is a simple way to add a little luxe, and this season’s most popular clear frame glasses will build on the luxurious style to create a polished look.

Dazzle in metallics

High shine, high reward. After what feels like an age of not dressing up, why not try the 80s revival metallic trend? Metallics can inject some glitz into your outfit.

If you’re planning on dressing casually, wearing this Viktor&Rolf frame will achieve an instant level of opulence. Alternatively, pair these subtle bronze Claret frames with a bold dress or pantsuit to let your outfit do the talking. The great thing about this trend is that if it feels intimidating, you can choose a muted colour or warmer tones, to keep it festive and fashionable whilst maintaining lustre.

Christmas is the time of celebrating, no matter where you are. You can check out our full collection of party season picks here, perfect for bringing some glitz to your festive looks. And why not use our free virtual try-on tool to envision how these different styles will suit you this festive season. 

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