What Shape of Shades Suits You Best?

By: Dominique Nicolet Vasquez

Amongst the blooming flowers and long afternoons of sunshine, it's easy to forget that time has come for our wardrobe to flourish along with 2019's spring-summer season as well. 

Sunglasses are finally able to be put to good use again while debuting even more eclectic components this season, as seen on runways. However, what's the use of sporting the current season's latest shades if they don't portion properly with the face that's wearing them? Just as sunglasses come in all shapes and sizes, so do people's facial structures; it is essential to create a balance between the two in order to ensure the right sunglass selection. 

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A general rule of thumb: If you have a round or oval face shape, then geometric shades such as squared styles and cat eyes are right for you. As for a squared jawline or heart-shaped structure,  round lenses and butterfly styles are most fitting. 

Oval face shapes, in particular, have the freedom to wear any shape of sunglasses, due to their proportion ratio. Of course, this is just a general guide and every individual has varying structures, along with their own unique preference. 

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Now that matching styles and face shapes have been established, the hunt for the perfect pair begins. With new releases from Gigi Hadid x Vogue Eyewear, Prada, and Burberry, just to name a few, there's an ideal pair of shades out there for every shopper looking to express their individual style.

The essence of New York City is epitomized in Gigi Hadid's latest collection with Vogue Eyewear. The line consists of five styles under $150, each named after something significant in Hadid's life. Cat eyes, shields, and rectangular shades allow consumers to channel their aesthetic from retro-chic to futuristic and edgy.

For those looking to fulfill a more contemporary, sporty look, Prada's Linea Rossa collection provides a statement piece for every fashionista. Iconic for its striking red linear design, Prada Linea Rossa provides a sleek aerodynamic style through a minimalist tone. 

Burberry's 2019 spring summer eyewear collection reclaims and enhances their classic styles by repurposing their iconic check print logo and getting playful with proportions.

No matter which brand's story you wish to adopt for the season, new eye gear can allow you to reflect on more than just colors and brands, but shapes and silhouettes of the pieces as well. With so many breakthrough styles and attitudes, buyers can feel authentic to who they are while being the posh embodiment of a fashion forward individual.