Hey everyone, today I purchased something I had been skeptical of buying online for some time: sunglasses. Being spring, there are tons of sales on sunglasses online and while I always checked them out, I was under the impression that you absolutely needed to try on sunglasses in person. The problem with this is that you end up paying large markups, especially if you’re looking at designer frames. What I realized is that now, websites make it extremely easy to see what the sunglasses will look like on you. The Gilt.com app uses your cell phone’s camera to line up the glasses on your face proportionally so you can get a general idea of what they’ll look like. Obviously this isn’t perfect, but it’s better than blindly guessing. Here is a stock photo of the pair I picked up:
Kate Spade “Gayla” Polarized Sunglasses
I love the touch of lime green that just screams springtime!
Another way you can go about this is looking at a guide for finding the perfect sunglasses for your face shape. The general rule is to go opposite from your face shape; so for rounder faces, choose square frames, etc. Refinery29.com has a great article here explaining this in more detail. Note that these tips also work for reading glasses as well. As someone who consistently would throw down crazy amounts of money for designer sunglasses at different stores, its been great saving all that money simply by shopping online.