How to Pair Your Sunglasses with Your Outfit

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Author: BrightEyes
Date posted: 4 November 2022

Wearing sunglasses is not just about protecting your eyes from the sun. It’s also about making a fashion statement. When we mention Audrey Hepburn or Ava Gardner, the first image that pops into your head is them with glamorous glasses. Although both of these ladies had beautiful eyes, we remember them in their glamorous attires paired with perfect sunglasses. 

The right pair of sunglasses can take your outfit to the next level, but how do you know which ones to choose? Matching an outfit with sunglasses is never an easy task because you want everything to be in balance, not over the top or too much. 

Devil is in the details and with our tips, every outfit will look devilishly good. 


It is Time for You to Dive into Your Wardrobe

We know that you don’t have anything to wear. But when you are choosing your outfit, you need to do a detailed analysis. Your sunglasses are the finishing touch to your outfit. So think… what are your personal favourites? Which dress do you have and you never wear because you have never had an occasion? Is there an old jacket that is slowly getting back in style?

Yes, we have a lot to do.


Casual Outfit With Glasses

If you're wearing a casual outfit, like jeans and a t-shirt, it is always good to go for a pair of aviator glasses. These styles will give you a cool, effortless look. Mirrored glasses are also great for casual style. Also, when combining your signature casual look, you need to think about the other accessories as well. Remember to create a sense of uniformity. 

Are you wearing silver or gold jewellery? Try to avoid mixing silver and gold shades, if you wear silver more, a silver frame will do just fine. Tortoiseshell glasses are also amazingly versatile but try to keep things balanced. 

Too many colourful bracelets, necklaces or earrings combined with these glasses will be a huge visual distraction. 


Formal Outfit with Glasses

For a more formal outfit, like a suit or a dress, try a pair of cat-eye sunglasses or oversized round sunglasses. These styles will add a touch of glamour to your look. Red lipstick, little black dress and cat eyeglasses are the math made in fashion haven. But if the event is held at night or is highly formal, you would want to stand out from the crowd or avoid shades completely and match your gown or outfit with something different. 


Eclectic Looks 

If you're going for a funky or eclectic look, do not be afraid to play with patterns and textures. You will never make a mistake opting for a vintage model for example. Also, round shapes and pastel colours, brown gradients can help you build a signature look and style. 

So dive into your wardrobe and try to find out which colours are dominating, and which style you want to go for and glasses will be there to add another dimension. 


What Defines Your Style?

Your style is a reflection of your personality and should be an extension of who you are. It should make you feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. There are many different styles to choose from, and the best way to find what works for you is to experiment and have fun with it. There are no rules when it comes to fashion, so don't be afraid to try new things. And perfect glasses will com

There are a few key elements that can help define your style. The first is a silhouette. This refers to the overall shape of your body and how you dress it. Are you curvier? Then embrace your feminine shape by opting for dresses that flatter your hourglass figure. If you're more boyish in build, then go for straight-leg jeans or tailored trousers paired with a button-down shirt or blazer.

Texture also plays a role in defining your style. This can be anything from the fabric of your clothing to the type of shoes or accessories you choose. Adding different textures can add visual interest and depth to your look. So if you're wearing all black, mix things up by adding in a leather jacket or wool scarf.

How you dress says a lot about you. It can be a reflection of your personality, your mood, or your style. But no matter what, you should always dress for the occasion. 

That means if you're headed to the beach, you'll want to leave the stilettos at home and opt for some sandals or flip-flops instead. Glamorous eyewear will not match casual beach style with dashing beachy waves in your hair or salt on your skin. 


Your Skin Undertone and Your Face Shape

These two factors are important when choosing your ideal sunglasses. 

There are three main undertone categories for skin: warm, cool, and neutral. To find out which category you fall into, look at the veins on the inside of your wrist in natural light. If they appear green, then you have a warm undertone. If they look bluish or purple, then you have a cool undertone. 

If you are not sure and you think that you are somewhere in between, congratulations.

All colours will look good on you. 

Once you know your undertone, selecting sunglasses that complement your complexion is much easier. If you have a warm undertone, go for sunglasses with golden frames, honey or peachy colours, and warmer reds of lighter tortoise shells.

If you are more of a mysterious and wintery type, darker tortoiseshell sunglasses will give you that mysterious vibe. Blue colours will also look amazing on you, as well as pink and purple. 

When it comes to face shape, you need to find which one is yours and think about your ideal glasses. 

Oval face shape is an absolute winner, everything looks good on you. You can try experimenting with different geometric shapes and round up your style.

For more round faces, rectangles are a good way to go. If your face s square-shaped, you will look amazing with round and more steampunk models of glasses. 

If you have a diamond-shaped face and you want to shine bright like a diamond, round, cat-shaped or oval glasses will make your face features softer… and on point! The same applies to triangle-shaped faces. People with faces shaped like a triangle can experiment with semi-transparent frames as well to get balance.

Now, the heart-shaped face. Ironically, heart-shaped glasses won’t work well for you. But aviator glasses will falter your delicate facial features. 


How Do I Look Classy in Sunglasses?

Style and elegance are evergreens. You don’t have to follow the latest trends, looking classy is about being yourself and feeling comfortable in your skin.

If you want to match your outfit with sunglasses and get a classy look as a result,  start by choosing a classic and timeless style. So in this case forget about colourful glasses that are straight from Anastasia's videos from the beginning of the 2000s or from the movie ‘’Craft’’.


Sure, they are regaining their popularity now but it is not something that pops into your mind when you think timeless. A neutral colour scheme, and avoiding any aggressive logos, or embellishments is a good way to go for a classy style.


In Conclusion

Wearing the right sunglasses can help you make a great fashion statement. Here’s what you need to consider prior to buying a new pair of sunglasses.

  • Consider the colours you typically wear. If you tend to dress in neutrals, like black, white, or grey, then you might want to choose a pair of glasses that makes a bolder colour statement. Experiment with different shapes and shades. 
  • Think about the style of clothing you usually wear. If you dress mostly in casual clothes, then sporty sunglasses might be a good choice for you. But if you tend to dress up more often, then you might want to pick a pair of more sophisticated shades.
  • Take into account the shape of your face and skin undertone. This can help narrow down choices of sunglasses that will look best on you. For example, if you have a round face, then oval or rectangular-shaped glasses might flatter your features more than other styles.

By following these tips, you can find the perfect pair of sunglasses to complement your personal style!

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