Whether you want something stylish to match your personality or something suitable for your face, we have the lowdown on picking sunglasses.
Sunglasses can be super stylish - and it can complement your facial features, too. Professional image consultant, events coordinator, interior decorator and public speaker Deidrè J Roberts says that choosing sunglasses can either be based on a professional or personal point of view.
Roberts says there are two steps to choosing the right sunglasses from a professional point of view: "The first step is a face analysis to determine the basic face shape and the second step is a colour code analysis, which will determine whether someone has a cool or warm undertone. Both these analyses affect the style and colour choice of the sunglasses."
According to Roberts, picking sunglasses that complement your face depends on the shape of your face. "The basic shapes can be used to compare the most common face shapes such as an oval, round, square, diamond, triangular, inverted triangular or rectangular facial shape. The secret is to create the correct proportion and balance to the face when choosing a frame, for example someone with a round face shape shouldn't wear round glasses."
Colour also plays a part. Roberts says: "Bronze, gold and copper finishes are best suited for people with a warm undertone and chrome, silver and stainless steel for those with a cool undertone. Often people invest in sunglasses which doesn't always compliment their face shape or skin tone".
What about personal style and individuality? Roberts says that if you really like a certain pair, then go for it. "Fashion allows for the rules to be broken. It doesn't matter if you get the proportion or size all wrong, what matters is that you're seen wearing the latest trend or the hottest label. Those who are brand-conscious and follow trends buy shades purely based on whether their favourite celebs are seen wearing them and whether it's this season's absolute must-have."
"There is no right or wrong way when choosing sunglasses - it's a personal choice and you need to spend your money on what works best for you and on what you're comfortable with," says Roberts.