This spring, throwing some shade would actually not be a bad idea. The sun is beginning to beat down a little harder, so a nice pair of shades is perfect to protect those eyes and to accessorize a chic spring look.
With shades, the primary factor to consider is the shape of the face. Shades have the ability to contour; choosing the right frame is essential in complimenting each face type.
A square face, characterized by a prominent forehead and strong jaw line, is complimented best with oval or circular frames. More angular or rectangular frames compliment rounder faces, which are characterized as being fuller and softer in appearance. For heart shaped faces, characterized by a wide forehead and a narrow chin, rounder frames fit best. The key thing to remember is balance; it usually entails donning a frame that is opposite in shape than the face.
As for style, many brands have been opting for a more “retro” look. 1940s inspired round sunglasses and 1980s aviator styles have been hitting many runways in Fashion Weeks from New York to Paris. The “classics” have become key essentials for spring and fun to accessorize with modern fits.
For the Swell gentleman, it is key to consider trends with a grain of salt, as one’s own unique style is key. Again, have fun with your look and throw some shade this spring!
Written by Dino De Vera