Sep 4, 2013

Posted by Lawrence Zarian in fall, frames, men's, optical, sunglasses, tips, trends, women's | 1 Comment

Fall Festivities ‘n’ Frames Galore

Eyecessorize spokesperson and style expert Lawrence Zarian, aka LZ, is our awesome ongoing guest blogger! You may have spotted him dishing out fashion advice on hit TV shows like “Entertainment Tonight,” “Inside Edition” and “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael,” just to name a few! So in coming months, be on the lookout for even more blog posts from our main man.

It’s time to face the fact that summer is coming to a close and fall is upon us! Goodbye warm temperatures, endless sunshine and carefree outfits. Instead, say hello to crisp autumn weather, colorful foliage and chic styles for chillier times. After all, fall is all about the fun and festive activities—think apple picking, camping, attending fall festivals, winery and brewery hopping, and tailgating—that are sure to keep your spirits high.

But don’t forget that those adventures require complementary outfits that just aren’t complete without some trendy specs or sunnies! I’ve selected my fall favorites along with must-have eyewear perfectly suited to make you look your best this season—check it all out below.

Embark on an Apple Picking Adventure

There’s nothing like strolling through rows of vibrant green apple trees with a basket in tow, handpicking the juicy yet oh-so-crunchy fruit and taking that first scrumptious bite! To fully take in this fresh outdoor experience, make sure you have the proper attire!

Men, stay cozy in a plaid button-down and a comfy sweater, topped off with casually cool jeans and khaki suede shoes. Brighten up your eyes with two-toned yellow-and-white Original Penguin specs, or matte gray VonZipper square sunnies, both boasting dapper keyhole bridges!

Meanwhile, women should opt for maroon corduroys, an oversized peach sweater and flat taupe booties, accessorized with a striped scarf. Add extra flair to the ensemble with topaz bebe glasses with gold temple accents, or Sperry Top-Sider aviators with orange leather detailing.

VonZipper (Kingbee), Original Penguin (The Clark), Sperry Top-Sider (Vineyard Haven), bebe (BB5058)

Enjoy the Outdoors on a Camping (or ‘Glamping’) Trip

Savory s’mores, a blazing fire and a starry sky—these are just a few elements that make camping (or “glamping” if you lead a more luxurious lifestyle) so awesome! Bearing the great outdoors requires a sensible dress code, but you can still maintain a cohesive look.

Dark green cargo pants and a sage top that can easily transition from short- to long-sleeved, not to mention gloves and sturdy boots, are camping must-haves for guys! Clubmaster-inspired GANT Rugger frames with a natural finish or true wood flat-top square Shwood shades are sure to pair nicely with this outdoorsy outfit.

Ladies, keep your look practical with a navy hooded sweater, stretchy “jeggings,” multipurpose boots and a cute knit beanie. Stay in tune with the environmental vibe by rocking Dolabany Eyewear specs with a faux wood finish and keyhole bridge, or sporty Serengeti shades with a gray brush-stroked pattern and army green lenses.

Shwood (Ashland), GANT Rugger (Knox), Serengeti (Serena), Dolabany Eyewear (Lazar)

Immerse Yourself in a Fall Festival

Have the urge to get lost in a corn maze, pick out the perfect Halloween pumpkin and sip on steaming hot cider? You can indulge in all of this, and more, at a local festival! Not to mention such an event provides a great opportunity to show off your casual side!

Guys, looking dashing this fall has never been so easy! Simply pair a denim button-down and distressed  pants with a striped scarf and lace-up boots. Slip on angular LANVIN specs featuring dark wood temples and industrial accents, or rounded tortoise shades with a keyhole bridge from SPY, and you’ve got yourself covered!

A loose dress in vibrant emerald, aka the color of the year, will go a long way this season, gals! Top it off with black leggings or thick stockings and matching black wedge booties to elongate your legs! And don’t forget to tote around a mini hobo bag to stash your fabulous finds. Emerald L’Wren Scott rounded specs are sure to make a statement, and the same goes for these dramatic Marc Jacobs tortoise cat-eyes!

LANVIN (VLN574), SPY (Brookhurst), Marc Jacobs (MJ468S), L'Wren Scott (331000)

Sip on Libations at Nearby Wineries and Breweries

Who doesn’t love sipping on flavorful local wines and hoppy craft brews? Make a day out of boozing (responsibly, of course) by visiting nearby wineries and breweries with a group of close pals!

Gents, stay classy during your drinking pursuits with a plaid oxford shirt and tie underneath a quilted vest, as well as traditional khakis and leather boots. Translucent blue flat-top specs from Face à Face or metallic silver square aviators from Randolph Engineering are sure to put a nice spin on this look!

It’s all about layering for ladies, as well! A jean jacket will look great over a cream-colored sweater, all paired with a striped navy-and-white maxi skirt, blue booties and a fedora! Gold Trussardi frames with a light beige leather brow-bar applique, or round nude Mont Blanc sunnies with metal and scalloped detailing, will add the finishing touch!

Face à Face (Solal2), Randolph Engineering (AF53411), Trussardi (TR 12516), Mont Blanc (MB416S)

Tailgate for a Football Game

Cheer on your favorite football team—whether it’s a local kiddie’s squad, a collegiate crew or an NFL lineup—by partaking in one of America’s coveted pastimes: tailgating! You’ll of course want to sport team-themed gear, but beef it up with some stylish pieces.

Men can stay toasty with a light brown zip-up sweater, khaki corduroys, a cap and sneaks. Bring a pop of masculine color to your outfit with crystal blue Smith Optics rectangular glasses, or dark green wayfarer-inspired Kaenon shades!

Likewise, women ought to try a similar look, of a zip-up gray jacket, jeans, bright blue ballet flats and a colorful plaid scarf! Match your eyewear to your ensemble—color-blocked blue-and-tortoise rounded cat-eye glasses from Lafont, and oversized blue square shades from Icon Eyewear would look great with this get-up!

Smith Optics (Bradford), Kaenon (Clarke), Icon Eyewear (20028-021736-000), Lafont (Madame)

 

 

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