Sunglasses 101

Sun glasses at Sonia Rykiel Spring 2011

I’m always in the market for new sunglasses.

Sleek at Lanvin Spring 2011

Sunglasses are such a reflection of your personal sense of style. They make a statement. Set you apart from the crowd. Or help you to hide.

Super style at Dior Spring 2011

Here’s a quick look at some of the fabulous sunglasses that showed up in the spring/summer 2011 ready to wear collections, and some tips on buying sunglasses

Working it! Dior Spring 2011

Work your shape.
Don’t buy frames that match your face shape – if you have a round face avoid round frames, instead opt for a rectangular frame.
If your face is more square shaped look for glasses that are rounder.
Heart shaped faces look fabulous in anything.
Classic Ray Ban Aviators look good on most faces, but with other aviators be mindful of the depth of the drop in the glass shape. Some can really distort a face shape.

Aviators at Paul and Joe Spring 2011

Protect yourself
Lenses should protect your eyes from 99% of UV rays.
Polarized lenses give extra glare protection

Super chic at Loewe Spring 2011

Oversized Frames not only hide a multitude of sins, but also protect your total eye area from the damage caused by the sun (as in protect you from high speed aging and premature wrinkles)
Max out your coverage and look like a movie star at the same time.

Sexy Super Sized frames at Ungaro Spring 2011

Protect your investment!
Store your sunglasses in a hard case for ultimate protection, but if that is too bulky for your handbag, use a microfiber pouch. Only ever clean your glasses with a microfiber cloth – you are less likely to scratch the lens.

Sunglasses and lips at Jil Sander spring 2011
Uber cool at Dries Van Noten Spring 2011

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