Sunglasses are practical solution to the glare of the summer sun, and also a fashion statement. Astute shoppers look for shades that offer the best UV protection while also looking cool to wear anytime the sun is shining. A simple pair of sunglasses can speak volumes, establish a look or maintain an air of mystery. Most modern designers offer their own ranges, although certain classic or retro styles will remain on trend.
Don’t Turn A Blind Eye: How To Find Sunglasses Worth Wearing Every Day
Raise your hand if you’ve ever lost or broken a pair of sunglasses. It’s happened to the best of us, but we have a few tips on finding a pair of frames you’ll keep forever.
You are more likely to exercise greater caution and care with sunglasses you’ve spent not only money on, but time, too. Before you buy yet another pair, consider these things first:
Sure, you could maximize on that 2 for $20 deal you see on the side of the road, but remember this: You get what you pay for. Quality always comes first. That’s not to say that you need to spend half of a rent check on a pair of sunglasses, but the price is a good indicator on the quality of materials used.
Do the sunglasses you have your eyes on have UV protection? Are the lenses polarized? Be a sight for sore eyes without damaging your vision by finding a pair with the utmost protection. Protect those peepers and there will be no need to worry about retinal damage or cataracts, which can be caused by too much sun exposure and may lead to blindness.
There’s a flattering frame for every face. Square or wayfarer frames best compliment those with rounder faces. Square-shaped faces will benefit from round frames. Have a heart shape? Try aviators or cat-eyes. Regardless, just remember to balance the proportions of your facial features with the size of the lenses.
If you’re seeking sunnies that go with everything, black is always a classic with tortoise shell being a close second. But don’t be afraid to bring color into your eyewear with a bold red or blue frame that will make your face the center of attention—as it should be.
No matter your price point, there are frames that suit your personal style and still are effective under the sun. Keep cool in shades that do more than look good.