Choosing sunglasses that are right for you can be a difficult choice if you don’t know what you’re looking for, but as a fashion conscious guy, you’ve probably got an idea of the type of shades that you want. There are many factors that can help you make a decision about the type of sunglasses that you can get and these include:
- Face Shape
- Frame Color
- Lens Type
- What’s in Fashion
Choosing your Shades according to Face Shape
First check your face shape and then find the style of shades that will flatter your face:
Oval – Oval face shapes can wear any style – just make sure that the frames give you the UV protection that you need.
Square – Go for rounded frames to soften the sharp features of your face and bring out your gentler side!
Round – Wayfarers or other angular shades will add definition to your face and bring out your features in the best way.
Oblong – Go for deep yet narrow frames with soft lines and few angles to soften the length and shape of your jaw and cheeks.
Heart – Choose square or rectangular frames to add definition to the wider area of your face and bring out your masculine side.
Triangle – Try top heavy frames to balance out your jaw line. Also try angular and square lenses which are flattering for triangle faces.
Choosing your Shades according to Frame Color
Start your search at what is in my opinion one of the best online shops for affordable stylish sunglasses and look at the range of frames offered. If you are as fashion conscious as you think, it would be wise to choose a frame that will flatter your color palette in terms of the types of clothes that you wear already. If you wear earthy tones such as beige, camel, tan, lots of denim and other warm autumnal shades then you might like to opt for a brown or burnt orange color for your frame.
If you wear darker colors or you can’t pinpoint what your clothing color palette is, then you can opt for a simple black frame which will go with practically any outfit and goes well with both business and leisure wear.
Choosing your Shades according to Lens Type
Not everyone has perfect eyesight and if you need prescription shades, your fashion and style doesn’t have to suffer as a result of this. Prescription lenses are available from a range of places, and many opticians will allow you to choose your frame and then fit the necessary lens in those frames so that you can still see perfectly and look great at the same time.
The important thing about choosing the lens is that you also need to make sure that it offers the right amount of protection, after all, shades are supposed to protect your eyes from the sun so if you are still suffering with your eyesight whilst wearing some cheap sunglasses then you will know that they aren’t doing their job properly. Polarized lenses are designed to reflect glare when you are looking at reflective surfaces such as water, ice or even a wet road whilst driving, and the UV protection on these shades can not only prevent eye damage but can also prevent squinting (which lead to crow’s feet) so that they keep your eyes looking young!
Choosing your Shades according to What’s in Fashion
Many men pride themselves on being totally in touch with fashion. If this sounds like you then there are plenty of style options for you to choose from in terms of what is in fashion.
When it comes to shades, there are many styles which are timeless and unlikely to go out of fashion anytime soon. The two styles in particular that apply to this rule are wayfarers and aviators. Gucci and Louis Vuitton have also recently brought out deeper lenses which are hot on the catwalks and trending in shopping malls across the globe. Choose a style that you are happy to wear – practicality needn’t be forgotten, and you can still find bold designs that suit your style for every season.