Four Things to Consider When Choosing a New Pair of Sunglasses

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There’s no universal advice as to what sunglasses to pick, which brands to choose, or what style to go for- so much depends on you and your tastes!

We’ve cultivated a few helpful tips that will point you in the right direction. Don’t forget we’ve got one of the largest selections of designer eyewear in North Vancouver- come pay us a visit1!

Sunglass Style & Aesthetics


There are different shapes of faces. Sunglasses are designed to compliment your natural face shape. Whether you have an oval, square, diamond, or found face, you’ll find a certain shape and style complements you perfectly.

When you have a good idea of what shapes best compliment your face, shopping for sunglasses gets a whole lot easier!


When picking the frame, colour is a major factor to consider.  You want the colour to compliment your skin tones and your hair colouring.

If you have a warm skin tone, you want a frame colour that flatters your skin.  With warm skin tones, you want to stay away from contrasting colour in the frames.  You also want to stay away from pastels, as they conflict and compete with your skin tone.

For those with a cool skin tone, you do not want to pick a colour that will wash you out (like pastels)- go towards the darker frames.


It is always fun to follow fashion trends and know what is popular on the market. However, just because certain colours are in style now does not mean that your glasses need to follow suit.

We recommend that you pick a style that you really enjoy, and not a style on the basis of shock value or that it’s popular at the moment. Your investment in sunglasses should last you years- there’s nothing worth than a nice pair of prescription sunglasses that you don’t/won’t wear because they’re a little too last year.

Lifestyle and Personality

Your sunglasses are much an unspoken statement about your personality as they are about blocking UV rays and looking good. With so much variety available in terms of design, style, colour, and utility, we strongly encourage you to find a pair of sunglasses that match your personality.

Also consider your lifestyle when choosing sunglasses. If you want to wear them while running or being athletic, you may find yourself better served by athletic sunglasses. Conversely, if the most activity your sunglasses will see is a leisurely walk along the ocean’s edge, you could probably have some fun with some more relaxed styles.


No matter what you’re looking for, we’ve got a new pair of sunglasses that you’ll love. Check out our sunglasses brands, and pop on by- we’d love to help you try on a new pair!