We at Fashionista Chicago know that it is highly unlikely that women own just one pair of sunglasses. If you are like us, you probably have accumulated dozens of pairs over the years that end up in your glove compartment, old purses, beach bags, and the list goes on. Sometimes we are quick to ‘ditch’ a pair because something better catches our eye, or simply because, “what was I thinking when I bought these?!” Whatever the reason may be, you are not alone!
Whether shopping in stores or online, we often play it safe— settling for popular brand names or the most ‘trendy’ pair. With that said, we neglect to factor in the size, shape, and color of the frames that will best suit us. The first step in finding the perfect pair of sunglasses for you, is by understanding which styles work best with your face shape.
So what shape is your face? Our friends at Lens Crafters have put together a basic rundown of where to start. A heart-shaped face is defined by a broader forehead and narrower jawline and chin. An oval face is defined by balanced features and a chin slightly narrower than the forehead. A round face is defined by a soft, circular shape where the width and length are almost equal. Lastly, a square face is defined by strong, well-defined angles in the forehead, cheeks, and jawline.
Easy right? Here is a look at five pairs of sunglasses that we think will accentuate your best features. Best of all— each pair is under $150! Happy Shopping Fashionistas!
For those of you with a heart-shaped face, these 55mm Cat Eye Sunglasses by MARC BY MARC JACOBS are perfect for you. Whether you want to play it safe with black or try something different, these sunnies are available online and in select Nordstrom stores in (Black, Black Dark Tortoise, Burgundy Beige, and Opal Blue/Violet) for $98.
If you want to be a bit more daring with the cat eye trend, these Chelsea Sunglasses by HOUSE OF HARLOW are fun and unique. Available in (Blood & Marble), these shades were originally $138 but we found them online at Revolve Clothing for only $97!
For those of you with an oval-shaped face, you are in luck. While most styles work well with your face shape, we think these vintage-inspired Yvette Indigo Crystal Shades by TOMS are a great choice. These sunnies are available in a variety of fun colors (Champagne & Lace, Champagne Crystal, Country Hula, Dark Tortoise Fade, Panama Tortoise, and Purple Fade). Best of all, with every pair of eyewear purchased, TOMS will give sight to a person in need. At $139 these sunnies are a great investment.
For those of you with a round-shaped face, these New Youngster Sunglasses by RAY-BAN with matte rubber frames are a new take on the signature style of the brand. These effortlessly chic shades are available in (Rubber Havana, Rubber Black, and Transparent Blue). We found this pair online at Shopbop for $115.
For those of you with a square-shaped face, these Cherish Sunglasses by QUAY will look amazing on you. Designed for the “nonconforming and freethinking” these John Lennon inspired sunglasses are available online in Silver Green at Akira for only $40!
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