Saturday, January 16, 2010

Made in the Shade(s)

"The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize." Clairee Belcher in Steel Magnolias

Shades are the ultimate accessory: they're comfortable, safe and cool. They create a sense of privacy in a world today where little is found. No one will judge you; in fact, a good pair will keep people “wondering.” The best kinds have 100% UV protection, but there’s no need to spend a bundle.

Shades are the window to your style soul. If you’re a glamour girl, go dark and oversized. If you’re the cool kid on the block, opt for slim-rimmed aviators. If you’re a trendsetter, go geometric with ombré detail. And if you’re the retro type, black Wayfarers are the answer.

Consider the face-to-shade equation to maximize your look. Square face: looks best in oval or cat-eyed; Circle face: looks best in rectangular; Heart-shaped face: looks best in rounded, oversized. Oval face: any shape will do.

Keep the future bright: eat your spinach, call your mother and wear your shades.

stylingstage suggests:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Oversized Bloomingdales:

Thandie Ombré Banana Republic:

Ran Ban Wayfarer Sunglass Hut:


Cole Haan Rectangular

Michael Michael Kors Aviators Nordstrom:

Oval Angle

Kate Spade Tierney Cat-eyed