How To Style Vintage Frames

The fun thing when styling vintage inspired eyeglasses is the ability to bring them into the 21st century by pairing them with more modern pieces. So, if you’re in the market for a pair of vintage inspired eyeglasses but are a little lost on how to style them, here is some style advice on how to refurbish this amazing look.

The most common vintage looks strutting the sidewalks right now are the cat eye style, clubmaster style, Retro-Wingtip style and round style. Though each of these frame designs offer distinct features, they all share the same confident style.

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Cat Eye Style

If the cateye style is what you’re drawn to, why not freshen up your overall look with a pair of translucent acetate frames such as the Love L740 Orange Pekoe eyeglasses. Pair this feminine style with a dress that has a classic silhouette and accessories in the same color pallet to highlight the warm frame color.

Clubmaster Style

Channel your inner book worm with the clubmaster eyeglasses style. This classic semi-rimless look features a strong brow line that will not go unnoticed, as seen with the Joseph Marc 4050 Gold Tortoise eyeglasses. With it’s bold features, try styling this look with understated pieces in rich, earthy tones for an effortlessly chic vibe.


Go bold or go home with the classic Retro-Wingtip eyeglasses style. Brought to life by Ray-Ban in the early 50s, this classic shape features masculine lines that exude confidence. The Derek Cardigan 7009 Black eyeglasses is the perfect example of a Retro-Wingtip design brought into the 21st century by featuring unique math symbols on each temple. Style this striking look with equally bold accessories such as a neon bag and fuchsia flats.

Round Style

Show off your confident style with a pair of vintage inspired round eyeglasses. Layer this design with a bold tortoiseshell print for double impact, similar to the Joseph Marc 4083 Havana eyeglasses. Let this style speak for itself by pairing it with a sleek black suit and simple accessories with a single punch of color, such as a bright orange purse.

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