Choosing the perfect pair of shades is as much about color as it is about shape. You need to pick a color of sunglasses frame that looks best on you like you would with clothing. Everyone has either a warm or cool undertone to our skin – identifying this undertone can help you discover what shades of color best complement your natural tone.
Do You Have A Warm Or Cool Skin Tone?
There are a number of tests to determine what type of skin tone you have, but the easiest way is to look at the inside of your wrist. Go out into natural light and lay you hand palm up on a white sheet of paper. Now check out your inner wrist. What color are your veins? Veins that are mainly blue are a sign of cool tones, while green veins are a hint that you are warm toned.
Now take a look at this colorwheel to which colors are cool and which are warm. When picking frame color, your skin tone should be foremost in your mind, but also remember that you want the color to complement your hair as well.
TIP: In terms of sunglasses (and clothing), cool-toned wearers should gravitate towards frames in blue-based hues, while warm-toned wearers should look for yellow-based hues.
Sunglasses Color Suggestions for Cool and Warm Skin Tones
For those with cool skin tones:
Blue, pink, plum, magenta, tortoise, green, silver and black frames or lenses look best.
Celebrity Examples: Anne Hathaway, Amy Adams, Cameron Diaz
For those with warm skin tones:
Gold, copper, orange, brown, tan, olive, dark red and off white frames or lenses will be most flattering.
Celebrity Examples: Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron, Rhianna