Are you a trend follower or a style maverick? Do you love vintage classics or accessories with a modern twist? Knowing your signature style makes shopping for men’s sunglasses so much easier! But where do you even start in discovering your true eyewear style and understanding what frames to choose?
Here’s a 3-step guide to nailing down that go-to pair of shades. The perfect sunglasses to keep you looking great all year round (and for pretty much every event and occasion). Because that’s the thing about signature pieces….they should always adapt to your way of life, whether you’re a jet-setter, a sports enthusiast, a workaholic, or a party animal.
First, Consider Your Lifestyle…
This is the first step in establishing a style of eyewear that works for you and your day-to-day needs. Think about how you live and where you spend most of your time. If you travel a lot for work, you’ll probably want something simple, stylish and practical, like the Burberry BE4181 frames:
If you love gigs and festivals, and spend most of your time socialising out and about, you might want to inject a little colour into your eyewear.
Or if you lead an active lifestyle and love to run, golf or cycle, some of the men’s sunglasses brands that best suit your wardrobe may include Bolle, Nike, Vuarnet, Carrera, or Oakley…
Now Look at Who Inspires You…
After considering the practical needs for eyewear, you’ll want to ask yourself which celebs, public figures or people inspire your sense of style the most. If it’s David Beckham, perhaps you’ll want slick and sporty. If it’s Pharrell Williams, may you prefer edgy and quirky. Or if it’s Harry Styles, men’s sunglasses with an eclectic twist may be more up your street.
One style that seems to tick the boxes for a number of celebrities (including all three mentioned above) is the Clubmaster. An epic and iconic frame that has been popular since the 1950s! Here are the must-have Ray-Ban RB3016 Clubmaster sunglasses to suit just about everyone…
Finally, Don’t Forget What Suits Your Face
When it comes to knowing what styles/shapes are your failsafe, just look at what you’re constantly drawn to. If you keep on going for the same type of lens – and it looks good on you – then it’s very likely that this suits you to a tee.
If you’re lucky enough to receive complements on your chosen eyewear, this is an even better indicator that your sunglasses are the right ones for your face shape and skin tone. However, if you’re unsure, head over to our face shape guide for more help.
Once you know your face shape, it can make shopping for men’s sunglasses much easier! The best men’s sunglasses will also work well with your skin tone, lifting your features and giving you a healthy-looking complexion.
Not sure what suits your skin tone? Don’t worry – just stick with colours that are universally flattering, such as black, neutral brown, red, teal or dark purple. If you want an all-embracing colour that looks good on you throughout the seasons, try something like these purple RETRO 34 sunglasses, available online at SelectSpecs…
Looking for prescription eyewear instead? Need help choosing the right pair? We’ve got you. Head over to our men’s designer glasses buying guide.
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