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What to Look for in a Good Brand of Sunglasses

January 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips

womens sunglassesWhenever I go on holiday there is one accessory that I simply can’t live without – my sunglasses. Now I’m lucky in that most of my vacations are to South East Asia and the warm climate there means that you simply can’t live without them, but even if I was heading out on holiday in the UK chances are the glare would also mean that a pair of sunglasses would be an absolute must for my trip.

The hardest part about purchasing any pair of sunglasses is choosing from the sheer number of options that are available to you, and sifting through each of these to find the right one for you is never a quick or easy task. If you are looking for a new pair then it’s crucial that you have a few things in mind – style, quality and sun protection – these are three key elements to any pair of sunglasses and three very important roles that this popular accessory should take.

So with these in mind, what should you really look for in your next pair of sunglasses?

  • Style
    Style is very crucial to your sunglasses and for many people sunglasses make a great accessory in both the summer and winter months. The right sunglasses can make or break your outfit, so make sure you try before you buy with a range of sunglasses to ensure that you get the right fit – and the right style – for your face
  • Quality
    Quality is crucial and if you are looking to make an investment in a pair of sunglasses then you want to make sure that they last the distance. Well-made sunglasses can last you for years, so if you are going to make an investment, this could be a really great place to start
  • Protection
    Your sunglasses should afford you a high level of protection from UVA, UVB, UVC and blue light rays. This ensures that your eyes are being adequately protected from any potential harm and that no long term damage is being done – a crucial part of any sunglasses purchase.

A brand name or not a brand name?

For many people a good brand makes a good pair of sunglasses and if you are simply chasing a brand then you can often find that you are left reaching deeper into your pocket than what you might initially have hoped for. Sure there are some brands out there that have a cult-like following: Ray Ban, Gucci, Oakley, Oliver Peoples just to name a few… but if you are looking for a high quality product you don’t necessarily have to pay the highest price.

Remember why you are buying your sunglasses – to protect you from the sun – and as long as you can find a pair that does this, and suits you at the same time, then you are well on your way to finding a lifelong companion!

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