Here at P&C we’ve been head over heels with summer fashion. We’ve talked about beach wear, everyday wear, and outfits for special occasions, and we’ve even touched on acessories. We’ve overlooked one very, super-important one though: sunglasses! Of course, these babies are ultra stylish and can transform your look in an instant, but they are much, much more than that.
Sunglasses are, in fact, very beneficial to your health. First, they protect your eyes from UV rays. These harmful rays can cause serious eye conditions, vision problems and even cancer. Radiation is significantly increased during the summer months, so sunglasses are even more important during this season. Second, they protect your eyes from glare and strain, preventing headaches and stress on the eyes. Adding benefit: less strain means less wrinkles! Sunglasses also protect your eyes from wind, dust and other small airborn debris, and keep your eyes moist and comfortable by preventing the evaporation of tears.
Now that you know why sunglasses are so important, here’s how to choose the perfect pair!
Like faces, sunglasses come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The trick is pairing the two to create a flattering, ultra-cool look. To do so, you must first determine the shape of your face: round, oval, heart, or square. There’s an easy way to check- all you’ll need is an elastic, a mirror, and a bar of soap or a dry erase marker.
First, pull your hair away from your face. Trace the reflection of your face onto the mirror, and compare it with these four drawings. Which is it most similar to?
If you have an oval face, your face is longer than it is wide. This shape looks good with round or square shapes (lucky you!), just make sure not to go too big or too small for your face. Pair your shades with some pearl earrings to really bring the glamor!
If your face is round, you’ll look best in rectangular, oversized or angular shades. A necklace will also draw the gaze down, balancing out the glasses.
For a heart shaped face, look for frames that are wide on top, and narrower towards the bottom. This includes cat-eye, retro square or sportier styles.