When is the right time to buy sunglasses? The answer is that it’s always the right time! Since we don’t really have distinguished seasons in the UK – ie summer isn’t always that hot and there are random sunny days throughout the year – sunglasses can be used all year round.
Also, how often do you have the perfect night’s sleep? Sunglasses are better than plastic surgery for hiding bags under the eyes! Since becoming a mum, I appreciate the value of sheltering behind sunglasses even when there’s only a tiny bit of sun. And it’s rare you’ll see a celebrity walking through an airport sans shades – they hide a lot of sins!
There’s a secret to buying sunglasses. Don’t follow fashion, but follow your face shape. Forget about articles that say all the celebs are wearing mirrored shapes or catseye shapes because these can look terrible if your face doesn’t have the same proportions as the celebrities that are wearing them.
But just as each one of us has a different face shape, so too do all the celebs. So it is possible to look like a celeb in sunglasses whatever your face shape. We’ve analysed this in detail (as we don’t like to take chances of looking anything less than fabulous) and this is our sunglass guide:
MIRRORED SHADES – ALL FACE SHAPES
Mirrored shades are the exception to the rule about following face shape rather than fashion as mirrored sunglasses come in all shapes and sizes. As you can see below, you can have mirrored styles on the classic Ray Ban shape or mirrors on aviator styles. Mirrors even come on catseye and round sunglasses.
Try on as many mirrored sunglasses as you can and you’d find one that suits you but to save time, we advise going for raybans or aviator styles if you have an oval shaped face, catseye shades that extend beyond the width of your face if you have a heart shaped face and geometric shapes (like rectangular shades that will elongate your face) if you have a round face.
AVIATOR SHADES – OVAL SHAPES
If you have an oval shaped face you can afford to experiment with lots of sunglass shapes, but aviators look particularly good as they give other people something to focus on when they look at your face.
Selena Gomez also looks as cool as a cucumber in some aviators with brown lenses. They remind me of the Abbie ombre lense classic aviators that are just £6 at Boohoo.
CATSEYE SUNGLASSES – HEART SHAPES
If you have a broad brow and narrow chin similar to Olivia Palermo and Kylie Jenner, try a style with bottom-heavy frames. Shapes that are parallel and extend past the width of your face complement your strong jawline.
Olivia (below) channels a retro vibe in her catseye shades with a tortoiseshell trim. They’re almost identical to a £7 pair at Boohoo.
Meanwhile, the Queen of Instagram, Kylie Jenner, looks stunning in a pair of white catseye sunglasses. The Pieces round catseye sunglasses are similar and a bargain at £12 from Asos.
What do you think would suit you best?
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