Sunglasses not only protect our eyes from harmful UV rays, but they are also a wonderful way of updating our look, adding interest to our outfit and showing our personal style.
Here’s my tips on choosing the best sunglasses for your face shape, personal colouring, and your unique style.
There are 3 things to consider when looking for the perfect pair of sunglasses: Shape, Colour and your personal Style
Different shaped sunglasses suit different face shapes – so I would suggest that you choose a frame shape that flatters and suits your personal face shape.
The general rule is if you have an angular face shape – where your cheekbones and jaw are in line (sometimes called square or rectangular shape) – then use glasses to soften the angular lines. So go for round or oval shapes – like these from Polo Ralph Lauren or these from Prada for a more statement look
If your face shape is rounder, with rounded edges to all sides of the face – then use square or rectangular shaped sunglasses to balance out the curves of the face. These from Dior and Rayban for great!
If your face shape is more heart shaped or an inverted triangle (great cheek bones and a narrower chin) – then look for sunglasses that are wider at the bottom, and with lightweight arms so that they don’t add too much width to your temple area, like these aviator styles from Rayban and Hush.
If your face has a stronger jaw and narrower cheekbones (often referred to as a triangle shape) – then a cat eye shape will draw the attention upwards and compliments a wider jaw. Cat eye frames are often thicker like these from Powder
And these from Tom Ford also show that they can be delicate too
Gone are the days of choosing between black or brown for sunglasses – and the choice of sunglasses colour is virtually endless! So pick a shade that compliments your personal colouring. These green frames from Mulberry are great if you have warmth to your colouring
And these red frames are great if you can take some depth of colour
If you prefer more of a neutral colour for your sunglasses, then opt for black or brown.
Black is great if you have cooler tones to your skin and hair. Whilst brown shades are softer and more suited to those of you with warm tomes to your skin and hair.
Your personal Style
There is nothing more of a statement than what you wear on your face – it is there for all to see! So if you like to stand out from the crowd then you can have some great fun with sunglasses! Verscae is a great brand for this with some real statement frames this season.
Whilst these from Miu Miu are more of a subtle statement. Have some fun with them!
However if you prefer more of a timeless elegant look, then a neutral colour in a classic shape will be more of your cup of tea (and also won’t date, so you can wear year on year).
If you need some more personal advice on sunglasses, then drop me a line, or a good opticians can also be help, so you could also pop along to your local optician.
Here’s hoping for a long sunglasses season this year!