The lovely people at Farfetch dropped me an email the other day asking if I would style a look around a pair of sunglasses up to value of £250 and of course I couln't say no. I am a huge fan of their website as they showcase some of the most unique design pieces from both well known and smaller designers. One of their promotions moving into spring/summer is sunglasses and how to choose the correct style based on your face shape.
I know this might sound silly but for a long time I thought I had a round face until I got a second opinion and actually having someone look at my face with my hair tied back they told me I had a oval face. By knowing my features I can eliminate styles that I know will never suit me, for example thin frames give me less definition so I know that a thick frame will always suit me. To make this easier I have broken down key factors when looking for a new pair of sunnies!
OVAL FACE SHAPE
If you have an oval shaped face try medium to large sized thick frames as they make your features stand out. Stay away from thin, delicate frames as they look slighty misplaced. Try the Celine 'Audery' or 'Baby Marta' styles.
ROUND FACE SHAPE
For round shaped faces try angular aviator to enlongate your face. Wide frame will also compliment your features. Stay away from oversized frame as they can overwhelm your features. Try Maison Martin Margiela X Mykita or Thom Browne aviator sunnies.
SQUARE FACE SHAPE
Cat eye sunglasses highlight your bold features and strong shapes help emphasize your angular lines. Try to stay away from angular aviators as they can overemphasise sharp lines. The Versace cat eye sunglasses or Linda Farrow '239' sunglasses will suit your particular face shape.
Hopefully these tips and examples of sunglasses are a good starting point when choosing the perfect pair of sunnies. Here is a link to the Farfetch hub on styling and what sunglasses suit the face shape you have.
After finding the perfect pair of sunglasses to suit your face you want to be able to style them with different outfits. Here I have created three spring/summer outfits to go with the Illesteva 'Leonard' sunglasses. My first outfit is based around fashion week and what I would to wear to such an event. So here I have the pattern cropped trousers teamed with a leather crop top, as it will still be freezing I have picked out this gorgeous long lapel coat by MSGM. To add a bit of colour I've added the red mini Givenchy tote bag and wild thing Aquazzura fringe sandals. The sunglasses here would be great when leaving one show to run across town to the next and hides the fact you have been up for hours.
The second outfit is based around a weekend maybe spent with friends or even just out shopping. I am loving the wide leg jeans, taking me back to the 90's skater boy look. Teaming it with knot tie front top by MSGM, a key trend which can be worn here as a casual top and then to work with a pencil skirt or trousers. To finish this outfit off a mac for the rainy weather, flat detailed sneakers and a chunky silver necklace to give the outfit an edgy look. The mini backpack and sunglasses are great for breaking up the neutral tones, plus the sunnies can help keep out the low winter sun.
My final outfit is for high summer, think Ibiza or even a festival. This bandit swimsuit isn't for the faint hearted but with the right tan can look incredible and with these amazing sandals by Alexander Wang this is my favourite outfit of the three! If wearing all black to the beach I like to break the dark colours up with a bright cover up like this beautiful kimono jacket by Valentino and a pattern beach bag. You just need to add delicate accessories like the silver necklace and the sunglasses to complete this bold look.
I hope you guys found this post helpful when buying sunglasses, and let me know your thoughts on the outfits.
ALL THE ITEMS FEATURED ON THIS POST ARE FROM THE FARFETCH WEBSITE