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Made in the shades…

Do you know the most important accessory framing your face (besides maybe a great haircut)? The right pair of sunglasses… When choosing a pair of frames it is important to consider what is right for your face shape as well as what is in fashion.

charleneA round shaped face benefits from straight lines. They counteract the curves in the shape, so be on the look out for rectangular or square frames.

It’s best to avoid round sunglasses because they will exaggerate the face shape.

Recommended: ‘charlene’ by Kate Spade, available at




girlpropsSquare faces often look best with rounded and curved sunglasses. Angular sunglasses may emphasize squareness, especially around the jaw.

Recommended: Black frames, available at



persol-sunglasses-2910s-24-31-thumb-200x100If you seem to have a long face, it is best to wear a rectangular frame because it helps add width and balances out the length of the face.

Recommended: Persol, available at

As with clothing, eye wear trends shift with the season. The must-have shapes for sunglasses are going to include the retro ‘cat-eye’ and big, square frames. Hot colors for fall are taking a neutral turn, with beige and classic tortoiseshell. If you’re the bold, fashion-forward type, check out frames embellished with rivets or sequins.

So, whether you’re channeling Audrey Hepburn with large, vintage Givenchy shades or 8o’s-era Madonna in Ray-Ban WayFarers, wear your favorite summer time accessory with confidence and style!

Blog by: Kristyn Wink

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