The first ‘sunglasses’ were created by prehistoric Inuit craftspeople in present-day Greenland and Canada, who re-duced the glare in a snow-covered world by looking through slits in glasses made from walrus tusks. The evolution from an object of sole function to one of high fashion and complex design accelerated with mass production in the 1930’s and continues today.
Sunglasses are one of the few fashion accessories that can completely change a look; from Breakfast at Tiffany’s chic to ultimate rock star edge. They are like shoes for your face; you need multiple pairs to match the many aspects of your life, whether it’s a pair of Oakleys for sports, Ray-Bans for everyday casual, or the luxury pair for those moments that demand a certain sophisticated elegance or dramatic flair.
Where do you start looking for that perfect pair of glasses, especially if you are going to splurge on a designer brand? First, pick your top five designs. Choose quickly so you go with your gut then make your choice.
If you are not sure what you like, ask a sales person for a recommendation based on your face shape. They can bring you into the loop on what’s trending and show you their best sellers.
Wear lipstick to that sunglass store and don’t be camera shy! Sometimes it helps to leave the shopping scene and think it over, and having a few selfies of designer sunglasses never hurts! You might even end up with a new profile picture.
This summer it’s all about the circles. You’ll see round frames of all sizes, many with colored reflective lenses. Circular styles are flattering on most face shapes. You may be surprised at how you look and feel when you see them on your face.
This article is featured on page 20 of the June 2015 issue of Inside Henderson Magazine .