Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tip-of-the-Day: Life looks better behind a pair of shades

The weather in NYC this weekend was beautiful! A nice reminder that summer is on her way. It was also the perfect opportunity to break out one of my favorite accessories: sunglasses.

The right pair of sunglasses can bring an outfit to the next level and boost your level of cool. You just need the right pair. Here are some of my favorites:

The Ray Ban Aviator

Design: 9/10

Detail: 6/10

Cool Factor: 7/10

Notes: The ultimate classic pair of sunglasses, popularized by military men in WWII. They now come in countless sizes, shapes and colors. Stick with the most classic look: dark frames and gold or silver frames.

The Ray Ban Wayfarer

Design: 8/10

Detail: 7/10

Cool Factor: 8/10

Notes: The comeback kid. These classic shades, developed by Ray Ban in 1952, have developed a cult-like following and can be found on hipsters around the world. These also come in countless (and ridiculous) colorways. You could choose your own to be unique...but just know that hundreds of other fashionistos are also expressing their uniqueness with the same pair. With that said, stay classic, stay solid black or introduce yourself to the beauty that is tortoiseshell.

The Persol 0649

Design: 9/10

Detail: 8/10

Cool Factor: 9/10

Notes: My personal favorite. Steve McQueen, one of the most stylish men of all time, went everywhere with his tortoiseshell Persols, and for good reason.

Lastly, please note that the same pair of glasses can look completely different from one person to the next. It is important, therefore, to properly suit your face. There are plenty of guides on how to suit your face-shape on the internet, like this one. Also note, all sunglasses come in different sizes, shapes and slants. When shopping for sunglasses don't be afraid to try on several pairs, even in the same style.

Yours in style, Style Blogger.

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