Beyond being one of summer’s most trendy accessories, sunglasses are easily the most practical. You may be under the impression that sunglasses are just a fashionable way to keep the sun out of your eyes but they are doing much more than just keeping you from squinting or improving your fashion sense.
Staying at fashion, choosing the right kind of sunglasses is important, that is why we present you the ultimate guide to help you choose the perfect sunglasses!
Face type: Circular
Type of sunglasses: Aviator style, or any type with a rectangular frame that highlights the shape of your face (such as a Wayfarer style).
Face type: Oval
Type of sunglasses: Any type, but it’s recommended that the glasses should be at least as wide as the widest part of your face.
Face type: Square
Type of sunglasses: Use oval glasses with a slightly elongated frame. Avoid using rectangular frames with sharp edges; they’re likely to unnecessarily exaggerate the rectangular look of your face.
Face type: Rhomboid
Type of sunglasses: Any type where the lens height is greater than its width. Steer clear of round and rectangular frames because they won’t go well with your face shape.
Face type: Heart-shaped
Type of sunglasses: Select a square frame; it will work best to even out the proportions of your face. Avoid raindrop-shaped frames and brow liners.
Face type: Rectangular
Type of sunglasses: Use oval frames to soften and balance the sharp edges and straight lines that are dominant on your face. Choose a wide frame with a height that is greater than its width.
Face type: Triangular
Type of sunglasses: Use glasses with heavy, raindrop-shaped frames to balance the shape of your face. You can also choose rectangular ones with sharp edges.
Got beard? Then this guides if for you!
Beard type: Stubble
Type of sunglasses: More square, angular frames will add definition to your face. Go with a thicker classic shape to match this classic look.
Beard type: Standard beard
Type of sunglasses: The standard beard gives your face a slightly more ovular and longer look. Complement this with angular frames that are also wide enough to make up for the added size.
Beard type: Full beard
Type of sunglasses: After going through the trouble of growing a full beard, you want to make sure that it stays the focus. Go with thinner framed glasses like aviators which are stylish, without taking away from your pride and joy.
Beard type: Standard moustache
Type of sunglasses: This classic stache works best with browline glasses that are thicker on top and have a metal underlining. Avoid aviators unless you are going for the cop look.
Beard type: Soul Patch
Type of sunglasses: Soul patches typically come to a point or are squared off. Contrast these geometric shapes with round frames. Tear drop shaped aviators are a safe bet.
Beard type: Rap Industry Standard
Type of sunglasses: This beard is highlighted by a thinner shape with more defined angles. Stick with thicker, rounder frames to properly complement it.
Beard type: Zappa
Type of sunglasses: This Rockstar look needs Rockstar glasses. Stick with round frames that will complement your full moustache and keep you looking cool at the next music festival.
Beard type: Goatee
Type of sunglasses: Goatees tend to make your chin look bigger and rounder. Rectangular aviators are the best complement for this style.
Beard type: Handlebar
Type of sunglasses: The handlebar is a throwback look with personality. You want glasses to match and enhance this. Go with browline glasses and feel free to explore unique colour combinations.
Beard type: Van Dyke
Type of sunglasses: The Van Dyke beard typically consists of sharp angles on the moustache and goatee. Complement this with thick, rounder frames to contrast your clean cheeks.
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