Beauty & Fashion
Your Sun Eyewear Wardrobe
The Perfect Sun Eyewear for Any Occasion
Let’s take a quick inventory of your closet. Little black
dress? Check. “Skinny” jeans? Check. Black boots? Check. Most
likely, there are items in your wardrobe that you save for certain
occasions. The same holds true for sunglasses - one pair just
doesn’t cut it in today’s fashion-savvy world! So get started on
building your sunwear wardrobe with some of the staples below:
Your "Glamour" Glasses
Whether you’re going out for a night on the town or just looking
to add a little spice to your wardrobe, an attention-grabbing pair
of sunglasses is just the thing to do the trick. Current fashion
trends and celebrity styles have a heavy influence in the latest
sunwear, and right now, that means big wraparounds, jewel-studded
frames and colorful plastic shades with matching colored lenses.
Your "Game Day" Glasses
Headed out to the field? Anyone who participates in an active
sport should invest in sunwear that is as protective as it is
stylish. Important features to look for include shatter-resistant
lenses and frames, flexible construction, protective lens coating
(i.e. UV or anti-reflective) and tinting specific to the end use.
Wraparound frames with top-notch protection and a stylish look are
a big hit.
Your "Around the Town" Glasses
These are the tried and true sunglasses that get you from day to
day. From the office to the mall and almost anywhere in between,
neutral-colored frames and lenses in traditional shapes will have
you covered. Their understated look makes this sunwear a classic
that no one should be without.
Now that you’ve got your wardrobe started, take note of these
tips to get the most out of your shades:
- Always use a case. Using a
hardcover case when you aren’t wearing your shades is essential
to protecting your investment. With such high-fashion eyewear
cases available, like mini-purses and chic bags, there’s no
excuse not to accessorize with a protective case to match not
only your eyewear, but your outfit, too!
- Never clean your sunglasses with paper towels, tissue
products or especially your clothes. To avoid scratching
your lenses, use a professional eyeglass cleaner and cloth that
is soft and lint free. There are a wide variety of cleaners and
stylish decorative lens clothes available to keep your
sunglasses radiant and smudge-free.
- Avoid extreme heat. Excessive heat and cold can cause
sunglasses to warp over time. If you’re going to leave your
shades in the car, keep them in a case or hidden from the sun,
not on the dashboard.
- Don’t use your sunglasses as a headband. We all love
to do it to give our hair that natural look, but try your
hardest to keep sunglasses off of your head! Constant use as a
headband runs the risk of your sunglasses losing their shape.
- Have a professional re-adjust your sunglasses.
Sunwear that does not fit properly can compromise your vision
comfort and performance, especially when you’re playing outdoor
sports. If you try to adjust the temples or the nosepiece
yourself, they may easily break. Visit your eyecare professional
to maintain proper adjustment.
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Courtesy of VCA
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