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Tips to Look Glamorous in Sunglasses for Your Next Holiday

If you're packing for your next holiday, don't overlook the importance of sunglasses. The UK sunglasses market has seen an increase in sales over the past year, reaching £322.1 million in 2022. While this boosted interest may be due to the heat wave, it's also because sunglasses have become so much more fashionable lately. For one, the popularity of 2022's Top Gun: Maverick boosted the UK sales of the aviator sunglasses Tom Cruise wears throughout the film. Aside from film and Hollywood influence, younger Gen Z customers are inspired by the resurgence of Y2K looks that boast fun, stylish colours and patterns on lenses and frames.

Another crucial reason you should be wearing sunglasses is to protect your eye health on sunny days, as the tinted lenses of your sunglasses can help protect your eyes against harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. If you're currently looking through the best beaches to visit in the Caribbean coastlines of Puerto Rico, you'll want to be prepared for the sun. After all, even the most relaxing and beautiful beaches can harm your eyes in the long term.

Choose a style that suits your face shape

There are many different sunglass styles, however, what looks good in a movie or on a Hollywood celebrity may not look right for you. This is why it's essential to understand your face shape. Choosing the right glasses for your face shape can give your face a more flattering look. Semi-rimless frames can accentuate your eyes and soften the lower portion of your face if you have a sharp jawline, while oval frames can soften the edges if you have a wider, square face shape. If you have a rounder face shape, going for the classic cat-eye frames can add length to your face, and you'll want to avoid rounder frames too.

If you're unsure what your face shape is, try looking in the mirror and identifying the general shape you see, or outline your face onto the mirror using lipstick. Understanding your face shape is your best first step to finding the right style of sunglasses.

Consider transition lenses for versatility

The age-old fight between fashion and function can be challenging when wearing sunglasses on holiday. Wearing sunglasses all day is fine if you're spending most of your holiday outdoors and under the bright sun. However, if you alternate between indoor and outdoor activities for your holiday, taking your sunglasses on and off may be a hassle. You risk misplacing them or even breaking them. If you invested in prescription sunglasses for vision correction, you must constantly alternate between your sunglasses and clear glasses.

To help solve this dilemma, consider investing in transition lenses that automatically go dark depending on sunlight, UV, or temperature exposure. This way, you would only need to pack one pair of glasses that continuously protects your eyes from UV light and brightness, and they come in various colours and style options.

Minimise accessories and colour

Finally, you'll want to avoid over-accessorising your look when wearing sunglasses. The latest celebrity trends involve toned-down black and white palettes, where simple and classic sunglass silhouettes can shine as a chic accent piece. Of course, full black frames can still look fantastic with denim looks. Many have paired their sunglasses with knitted mini dresses and colourful crochets, so you aren't always limited by black and white!

You'll want to be careful with the other colours in your wardrobe if you want to rock brighter sunglass styles. Bold yellow frames can be a lovely accent to simpler looks with earthy tones, while wackier shapes like the classic cat-eye frames can work with classic red lips or the little black dress. The best way to maintain glamour while wearing your sunglasses for your next holiday is to actively style them as part of your look's ensemble instead of a last-minute addition.


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