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I am back with a little more on sunglasses and how to wear them! We are going to look at patterns and colours and how best you can wear them. 

A quick recap from my last piece Sunglasses and how to choose them:

  • Match the color of your frames with your skin tone.
  • Warm Skin Tones should be matched with warm frame colors
  • Cool Skin Tones should be matched with cool frame colors
  • Choose the right shape according to your face shape and
  • Make sure the scale is proportionate to yours



This season, designers have produced sunglasses in an array of colours from mint to red to two-tone and white. Coloured frames won't appeal to everybody, most of us tend to stick to a neutral colour because it 'goes with everything'. Coloured frames will stand out, of course, but they can look fabulous if you choose them carefully. You don't have to stick to the same old brown, black or metal.


If you like to be on trend, you will enjoy creating a statement look with your glasses. A creative personality might choose something a bit quirky. Even a more conservative dresser can find a subtle colour of frame that will match their wardrobe, say a deep navy or soft purple. White frames can look really fresh for summer, but they will look insipid on certain colourings. 

Ideally, the colour of your frames needs to balance with your colouring (your hair and eye colour and skin tone). 



Pattern can look a bit busy on the face and can date quickly. Again, certain personalities will embrace pattern. Tortoiseshell and other animal prints are quite popular because they use muted tones that are not too vivid. If you can afford more than one pair, then you could have one practical and one fun pair! 





The colour of you lense is also important. Most lenses are very dark brown or grey to black but some have a green or yellow tint and some a slight pink or purple tint. Here, as with your frames, you want the lenses to compliment your colouring as much as possible and your skin tone should be your guide. 

Brown will be warmer as will the deep green tinted lenses; these work best on warm skin tones. The grey and black and pink tinted colours will suit cool skin tones. 



Till next time.. stay stylish!!! 


Sulakshana Badani is an image consultant in Chennai.


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