How to Style Colorful Sunglasses

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Though initially designed for eye protection, sunglasses are now undoubtedly a fashion must-have. The market for these stylish specs is worth over $25 billion—arguably because of how versatile these accessories are. Coming in every style imaginable, sunglasses can suit anyone’s wardrobe. That’s on top of the fact that you can customize them. They’re perfect for boosting your confidence, no matter what you wear.

But why settle for regular sunnies? Add a pop of color to your outfits and take them to the next level with vibrantly-hued shades. Here’s how to style colorful sunglasses!


Consider your wardrobe 

Sure, the colorful sunglasses you’re eyeing may look good—but if they don’t match most of the clothes you own, you won’t be giving yourself opportunities to wear them. To avoid this, consider what you have at home and use a color wheel to choose sunnies that match them. Start by determining the dominant hues you have in your wardrobe. You can pair them with specs of an analogous color, or those on either side of a specific shade on the wheel, or a complementary color that sits directly opposite them. From here, find the pair you want by looking at dedicated catalogs listing sunglasses for women. If you shop online, you can take advantage of filters to browse models based on color. Eyebuydirect is one site that offers plenty of options you can sift through, from its bright yellow Safari shades to its subtly purple Deja Vu frames.


Wear them with monochrome outfits

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What is the best way to add color to a neutral wardrobe? Accessorize. We’ve noted that pairing outfits exclusively in shades like black, white, and gray with bags, scarves, earrings, hats, and even shoes in more eccentric hues can enhance your overall look. The same logic applies to sunglasses! In doing so, make sure to pick a pair that matches your ‘fit in terms of tone—not color. This works in the same way you pick sunglasses for your skin tone. Pink and purple frames enhance cooler undertones, while olive greens and honey best suit warmer ones. That said, cooler-hued frames will pair well with pastel pieces, and warmer shades are excellent if you like to wear beige. Want to don statement sunnies in standout neon colors, like the acidic green rectangular frames from Gucci? Don’t fret. Brighter eyewear like this is the exception and looks great when worn with a black or white ensemble.


Pair them with one other piece 

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A monochrome outfit isn’t the only thing you can go for if you don’t want to match your clothes’ color to your sunnies. That’s because you can wear one other accessory or piece of clothing that closely matches your specs’ tints. If you’ve got classic, cherry red heels, pair them with rich crimson sunglasses. Slinging a yellow purse over your shoulder? Don a pair with a similarly sunny hue. Having two pieces of the same color in an outfit made of subtler shades will create a more cohesive look that draws attention to your eyewear. It’s a great way to create a more dynamic ensemble without going overboard, trying to match all the clothes you wear to your sunnies! Not sure if a particular pair of colored sunglasses will match the piece you have in mind? Head to the sites of major retailers like Walmart. These offer virtual try-on features so you can see how your shades look in tandem with another clothing item before you buy them.

Accessorizing with colorful sunglasses is a great way to spice up your wardrobe. I hope these tips on how to style colorful sunglasses help you assemble great outfits that help you stand out from the crowd!

Contributed post by Viktoria Moore.

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