Sunglasses are a staple in any fashionista's closet, but finding the perfect pair can be challenging. You want something that fits your face shape and complements your complexion, but it must also match the rest of your outfit. If you're tired of searching for the perfect pair of sunglasses at every store you walk into, consider to design your own sunglasses!
Check the UV protection.
The UV protection of your sunglasses can be measured in two ways. First, you'll want to check the UV Index. In this system, the lower the number, the less intense your sun exposure will be.
The second way to measure UV protection is by looking for labels on your glasses that say "UVA" and "UVB." The letters refer to different types of ultraviolet light: UVA rays are responsible for skin damage and aging, while UVB causes sunburns and contributes to skin cancer.
Take your face shape and complexion into account.
Before you begin shopping for sunglasses, make sure to take into account your face shape and complexion. The first thing you need to do is check your face shape. Do you have a round or oval-shaped face? Is it long, heart-shaped, or square? Knowing this will help narrow down the types of frames that will suit you best.
Next up, it's important to consider what color skin tone you have as well as your hair color and eye color when shopping for sunglasses. The same goes for lifestyle factors like an active schedule (e.g., being on vacation) and age (e.g., young adults may prefer smaller frames with minimal details).
Choose the right shade to complement your outfit.
Color and pattern are two things you should consider when choosing your shades. For example, a bold red frame might look fabulous on someone with dark hair, but it could make others appear washed out. The same thing goes for patterns—patterns aren’t always universally flattering.
The next thing to remember is that you want the color of the frame to complement your outfit and skin tone. For example, if you’re wearing a black dress with a lot more contrast than normal (meaning it doesn’t have much white or other light colors), then perhaps a light-colored frame would work better than one with darker colors like brown or navy blue.
Choose the right frame color to contrast with your skin tone.
The color of your frame should be in harmony with the outfit you choose. If your skin tone is light and you wear a dark-colored outfit, such as a navy suit and black tie, then consider selecting sunglasses with a lighter frame. Similarly, if your skin tone is darker and you wear an outfit that contrasts it—like an orange or hot pink shirt—then consider choosing sunglasses with darker frames.
On the opposite end, if your skin tone matches the color of your clothing (e.g., white) then select dark-colored glasses; otherwise, go for lighter tones to complement each other.
The size of the sunglasses frames matters
The size of the frames matters! It's important to choose a pair that doesn't look too big or small for your face. For example, if you have a round face, you want to avoid very large frames because they'll make your head look even rounder. But oversized glasses are fine if you have an oval shape because it will balance out your face. And if you have a square jawline and high cheekbones? Opt for something with angular lines and angular sunglasses frames like aviators or cat eye glasses.
Identify your eyeglassesyle/s and modify them.
- Identify your favorite style/s and modify them.
- Be creative and try different styles. Think about what kind of look you want, whether retro chic or classic cool. Adjust the angle of the temples, so they're higher or lower on your face, or swap out one type of lens for another—whatever works for you!
- Choose a style that suits your personality.
- Be adventurous, but stay safe: If you wear sunglasses in bright sunlight, make sure they offer 100% UV protection to protect from harmful rays (and keep those eyes safe).
Voila! You have designed your pair of sunglasses.
With all this design freedom, you can create your own pair of custom sunglasses in no time! Start by choosing the frame color and shape that you like best. Then choose from a variety of materials and colors for your lenses. Once you’ve chosen those, you can customize the size, too. And that’s it! It takes less than 10 minutes for us to make any optical accessory into a one-of-a-kind pair of custom sunglasses just for you.
We hope this guide helped you design your own sunglasses. If you've made it through all the sections of this article, then you're well on your way to creating a pair of eyewear that fits your unique style. Remember to keep it simple, choose colors that complement your skin tone, and ensure adequate UV protection inside the frame!