Now that the temperature is soaring high and the sun is in full effect, selecting your most-used summer accessory is a must. Worn over and over again, sunglasses are expected to shine perfectly with every outfit in your closet. The ideal pair of sunglasses should be versatile yet stylish, and it can sometimes be a challenge to find the perfect pair. At JCPenney, we help you choose the perfect pair of sunglasses that not only look good on you but also accentuate your features. Here are some things to keep in mind.
Determine Your Face Shape
Take a washable marker or lipstick, while you’re at arm’s length in front of a mirror. Now trace the outline of your face in the mirror and try not to let your hand stray. Start tracing on the mirror’s surface from your hairline to your chin. Once it’s done, take a step back and determine the shape of your face.
Your Face Shape = Your Guide
Those of you with square-shaped faces would look best in rounded frames that soften your facial features. Conversely, if one has a round face, frames with a squared-off bottom would be ideal. Aviators, on the other hand, work best with heart-shaped faces. For those with an oval shape, your main goal is to not disturb your face’s proportion. Avoid massive glasses to keep up with the harmonious symmetry of your face. Your perfect pick would be cat eyes, butterfly glasses, and aviators.
Don’t Cover Up that Beautiful Face!
As a rule of thumb, frames should never be more than two fingers’ distance from the outside of your temples. Most of the time, people choose frames that are too wide. This results in a less flattering look and, potentially, an uncomfortable situation since frames that are too wide can continuously slide down from the bridge of your nose.
And while snagging the perfect pair for your face shape, don’t forget the UV protection. Sunglasses are crucial for protecting against sunlight that can damage eyes over time. Some great tips for protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays are:
- Look for frames with UV-400 protection or CE mark
- Try to find frames that cover your eyes as much as possible
- Always carry sunglasses with you wherever you’re going
- Don’t forget about your kids–they have a highly sensitive lens that makes them more susceptible to UV-related eye damage
Find Your Style
For those who think round glasses are the ideal choice, you’ll be delighted to know that the 70s look is making its way back this season. Go bold and fully embrace the style with animal printed frames and tinted lenses. Another trend-proven style is oversized sunglasses. But, be sure to stick to the proportion. The lover rims shouldn’t touch your cheeks and the upper should not cover your eyebrows completely. Or, you could go the time-tested aviators. Go for a glossy finish as they are undeniably stylish.
Picking the perfect sunglasses is made easy with JCPenney. We have a wide array of collections and frame shapes that will enhance your best facial features. Click a picture with your favorite pair of sunglasses and tag us at #AllAtJCP. Then, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see if you are featured.