Think of UV Protection
If you wanted, you could buy a new pair of cheap sunglasses every time the season changes in order to stay in style year-round; however, you will want to think of the quality that is lacking with a cheap pair of sunglasses. The purpose of sunglasses, though of course we also wear them to be in style, is to keep your eyes protected from the UV rays of the sun. This is even the case during the cooler months when the sun is hiding behind those yucky clouds. The truth is just because you don’t feel or even see the sun, it doesn’t mean the UV rays aren’t still shining through. That is why investing in a good pair of sunglasses that will keep you protected year-round is important. With that said, just because a pair of sunglasses has a large price tag, it doesn’t automatically mean you are well protected. Do your research and check the UV rating before open your wallet.
Don’t Always Go with the Trend
So Paris Hilton is wearing a new pair of bigger-than-her-face pink sunglasses on the cover of Cosmo magazine and you have fallen in love with them. If you can afford to buy a new pair of sunglasses every time the trend changes, then by all means, buy those trendy sunglasses. But if you want to be able to wear your sunglasses even after Paris Hilton’s go out of style, think about a more classic style that won’t go out of style faster than you can say “that’s hot.”
Stick to a Basic Color Palate
Those orange sunglasses might go great with your tropical looking bathing suit and sun inspired beach bag, but are they going to match the rest of your wardrobe the rest of the year? Instead of bright colors, think about investing in a pair of black or brown sunglasses that will match everything in your closet all year long.