Choosing the Right Color For Your Sunglasses

Choosing the Right Color For Your Sunglasses

Ask any woman and they will tell you that color plays a very important role when it comes to selecting pieces of clothing and accessories to create a complete outfit. In fact, choosing the right colors is a complex art in itself. You have to consider several factors such as how the colors of the different pieces blend with one another, as well as the type of mood in the event you are going to, among other things. Considering that there are hundreds of colors to choose from, it’s no wonder that most women spend endless hours trying out different outfits before finding one that really works for the occasion.

Choosing the right color for a pair of cool sunglasses follows pretty much the same kind of meticulous preparation. There are several issues that need to be addressed, including how a particular pair of shades would look with your dress or your makeup, and whether the shade of the lens or frame is appropriate for the event, and so on. Once these matters are cleared up, you will then have to face the task of selecting a pair of sunglasses that meet your requirements, among hundreds of other pairs in the market.

At this point, it is important to note that colors do not have the same effect on all women. A particular shade may be stunning on someone but not on another woman with a different skin tone or facial structure.

Before you begin searching for that perfect pair of sunglasses, it would be helpful if you can determine whether you have a cool or warm complexion. To give you an idea, cool complexions have pink and olive undertones, while warm complexions have more shades of orange, peach or yellow.

Once you have identified your skin tone, you then have to determine your hair tone. Warm toned-hair includes bright blonde, light brown, red and jet black. Cool colors on the other hand, are pale blonde, gray, white and shiny black. If the tones of your skin and hair are contrasting, then you are lucky because you can have any kind of sunglasses that you prefer.

If you find out that you are “warm” you can start your search for sunglasses by trying on frames that are colored tortoise, off-white, brown, aqua, bronze or gold. “Cool” tones would look good with frames that are white, black, silver, pink, blue and violet. However, these are not hard and fast rules. In fact, they are only guidelines to help you make your selection, and the final choice will be entirely up to you. If you really can’t make up your mind on what frame to use, you can opt for a pair of rimless sunglasses that will draw attention to your face instead of on your eyewear.

If you are getting confused, don’t be afraid to ask your optometrist. They will surely be able to help you make a choice that you can really be proud of.

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