February 26, 2013

Selecting Men's Sunglasses

Selecting Men's Sunglasses

As March 14th gets ever closer, you may be looking for a not-so-traditional gift to give your man on the male version of Valentine's Day. We won't get into the details of what that means, but you can always Google it yourself.

No matter how you are planning to celebrate the most romantic day in a man's life, might we suggest giving him the gift of protection – ultra-violet radiation protection that is.

From the shape of his face, to his overall style or lack thereof, when it comes to purchasing sunglasses for your man there are many factors to take into consideration.

In order to help I've put together this handy little checklist:

Face Shape
As I'm sure since you already know your man's face shape, all you need to know when selecting men's sunglasses is that the general rule is to make sure the frames are not wider than the widest part of the face. Just in case you need a little more help, in a previous post I put together a list to help guys pick out a pair of sunglasses for themselves based on their face shape.

Whether your man has style, or could use a helping hand, picking a pair of sunglasses that suits his individual style is essential. Not only do you want him to look good in his new sunglasses, but you also want to pick a design that he feels comfortable wearing. Since there are many designs to choose from this can be a little challenging. Determining what designs work well with your man's face shape will help you to narrow down the list, but in order to pick the perfect pair you will have to go with your fashion instinct. Will he actually like the new design you are getting for him, or should you stick with the classics? These are just a few of the questions you should ask yourself.

The price of sunglasses will really determine how creative you can get with trying out, or updating your man's style. The risk may be too great with a designer brand, but with inexpensive sunglasses you can afford to purchase multiple pairs. Deciding on how much you are going to spend on sunglasses is of course a personal choice, but if your man is the type of guy who drops, loses, scratches, sits on, or damages his sunglasses in some other way, you might want to rethink opting for the designer brands.

Last but not least, and I can't stress this enough, always opt for protection. No one truly knows where that sun has been, right? So when looking for a pair of sunglasses for your man make sure they are labeled for 100% UVA/UVB protection. After all, if we don't help to protect their eyes, how are they going to be able to see how great we look?

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February 22, 2013

Bling Is Back: Rhinestone Sunglasses Hot For 2013

Flashy fashion accessories, including jewellery and sunglasses are once again hot commodities for this upcoming spring and summer fashion line. Whether it is over-sized, showy necklaces, bracelets or watches, bling is definitely back. When it comes to shades, nothing says bling like rhinestone sunglasses.
Rhinestone Sunglasses
From designer names like Gucci and Versace, to inexpensive quality brands like our very own Diamond™ Eyewear and DE™ Designer Eyewear, sunglasses adorned with rhinestones, or even Swarovski crystals, are once again going to be the #1 must have fashion accessory for this spring and summer.

While the high-end designer labels may cost anything from $200 plus per pair, there are many inexpensive quality models that can be purchased at a much more affordable price.

So just why are rhinestone sunglasses so popular? We are glad you asked. Here are just a few reasons why you need to own at least one pair of rhinestone sunglasses in your collection:

Adds Glamour and Style to just about any look

As mentioned, bling is back, and nothing adds a touch of glamour and style to any outfit than a great pair of fashionable sunglasses. If those sunglasses just happen to be adorned with sparkly rhinestones, not only will you look great wearing them, but other people will notice too.

Versatile: From the Club to the Business Meeting

Not only do rhinestones sunglasses add glamour and style, but this design is also very versatile in where it can be worn. Whether you are heading out to the club, something casual, or even something formal like a business meeting, rhinestone sunglasses will project a classy and posh look no matter what the occasion.

Designer Look without the Designer Price

Rhinestone sunglasses come in a wide variety of labels, designs and brands. From the top of the line $300 designer brands to the inexpensive, yet quality brands, it is easy to look like a million bucks without spending the exorbitant fees associate with designer labels. Because really, who actually wants to pay $300 for a pair of sunglasses?

Eye Protection

This appeal may not be as sexy as the others, but eye protection and general eye health are important factors that should be taken into consideration when looking for a pair of sunglasses. You don't only want to look great in your bling, but you want to also be able to appreciate how great you look for years to come. This is why it is so important to ensure that the brands and designs of sunglasses you choose have adequate protection from such things as ultraviolet rays. It's a good practice to never accept anything less than 100% UV protection from your sunglasses.

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January 29, 2013

Most Popular Colors For Sunglasses In 2013

Colors Of Sunglasses

For many of us the snow may still be falling, but spring fashions are already here. To get ready for those warm sunny days not only will you need to shop for a new outfit, but a new pair of sunglasses as well. A new pair of sunglasses will not only help you to look great, but they will also help to protect your eyes from the damage that harmful UV rays can do.

Here is a list of the most popular colors for sunglasses for the 2013 season:

#1 – Pinks
Salmon PinkAlthough pink has largely been out of style that last few seasons, in 2013 we will see it come back in full force. Many fashion designers are once again incorporating it into their spring and summer lines. From bright pink to dustier hues, this is one color that is a must have this season. The most popular shade of pink for 2013 is Salmon Pink.

#2 – Greens
Emerald GreenNot unlike pink, green has also fallen out of popular style with both designers and consumers alike. From Emerald Green to dustier shades with yellow or grey undertones, this season we will see green back in full force.

#3 – Yellows
Sulfur YellowYellows have been a popular color the last few seasons, but the mustard shades are being pushed aside in favor of brighter more vibrant yellows. In 2013 Sulfur Yellow is a must have for any fashionista.

#4 – Reds
Poppy RedJust like yellows, reds have been a popular color for the past few seasons, however bright, vibrant, tropic inspired reds are going to be huge this year, with the most popular shade being Poppy Red.

#5 – Blues
Monaco BlueBlues are back again for 2013 with the focus on darker, richer hues, such as this year's most popular shade – Monaco Blue. As you can see, this blue is very similar to navy blue.

#6 – Purples
African VioletAnother exotic, tropical inspired color, African Violet, is going to me the must have purple shade for the upcoming 2013 spring and summer collection.

#7 – Oranges
NectarineOranges are also bright and vivid this year, with the most popular shade coming in the form of Nectarine.

#8 – Whites
LinenFinally, last but not least, are whites. This season we will see some neutral shades of white, closer to beiges or creams actually, that will help to balance out the vividness of the other 7 popular colors. The most popular white this year will be Linen.

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January 23, 2013

Improving Your Looks With Sunglasses

Everyone knows that it is the accessories that truly make the outfit, and one for the most important accessories you will need this spring and summer is a great pair of sunglasses. In order to improve your looks with sunglasses you only need to know two simple things, how to work with your face shape and how to know what colors will work best.

Step 1: Know Your Face Shape
By knowing your face shape you will be able to select the best pair of sunglasses that will not only look great, but will also help to boost your self-confidence. Typically there are six common face shapes, and we will show you how to pick the appropriate pair of sunglasses for each one:

Oval – If you have an oval shaped face you've lucked out, because this shape looks good in practically every pair of sunglasses. Just make sure the frames are sized to be proportional to the size of your face.

Round – The round face shape is the most common, and because of this the majority of designs will look great. The key to selecting a great par of sunglasses for a round face is to look for a pair that will help lengthen your face. The easiest way to do this is to make sure the frames are no wider than your face.

Heart – A heart shaped face needs a pair of sunglasses that will help add depth and width. In order to give your face a more rounded look you will need to opt for a pair of sunglasses that have rounded or square lenses.

Square – Since a square face shape is as long as it is wide you will need to find a pair of sunglasses that will help give your face a more rounded look. In order to accomplish this you will need to look for a pair of sunglasses with narrow frames, such as the aviator style.

Triangular – The triangular shape is not unlike the diamond shape face, so looking for sunglasses that are wider at the temples will help to make your face look more proportional.

Diamond – Probably the most unique face shape, the diamond shape will look best in sunglasses that are no wider than their cheekbones, such as cat-eye shaped sunglasses.

Step 2: Know Your Coloring
By knowing which colors work well with your coloring you will be able to easily pick out a pair of sunglasses that will look great no matter which outfit you decide to wear. In order to figure which colors work best you will need to first figure out your dominant color characteristic, of which there are six:

Dark – You'll know if your dominant color characteristic is considered Dark if you have dark hair and eyes. If you have warm undertones, sunglasses colored salmon pink, light peach and terracotta will look best. If you have cool undertones fuschia, icy pink or burgundy frames will make you look great.

Light – Blue or green eyes and blonde hair will be considered Light. If you are Light with warm undertones, look for a pair of sunglasses that come in bright coral, camel or light moss. For those with cool undertones a deep rose, cocoa or aqua green will do the trick.

Clear – If you have clear blue to emerald green eyes and deep colored hair, be it black, blonde or even red, then your dominant color characteristic could be considered Clear. With warm undertones teal blue, warm pink or true green colored frames will help to improve your looks. Cool undertones should opt for royal blue, magenta or even pine green frames.

Muted – Usually thought of as mousy, a Muted coloring consists of medium brown to dark blonde hair with hazel to green-grey or blue-grey eyes. If you have warm undertones look for olive green, salmon pink and mahogany colors. If you are consider cool, then blue green, soft fuschia or burgundy colored frames is the way to go.

Warm – This dominant color characteristic usually consists of those people that have medium colored hair, from brown and blonde to red. Their eyes are usually brown, olive green, hazel or blue. Since you are already considered a Warm your undertones may fall into one of two characteristics – medium or light. For those with medium warm undertones pumpkin, jade or rust colored frames with look amazing. Those with light undertones should stick with medium-blues, clear reds or even a light mango.

Cool – The Cool dominant color characteristic is usually reserved for those that have a grey undertone, so whether your hair is ashy, silver or even grey, and your eyes are a light blue-grey or light brown, you would most likely fall under Cool. For the Cool with dark undertones royal purples, pure whites or rust colored sunglasses are best. Those that have medium undertones can get away with lavender, soft white and even raspberry colored sunglasses.

By following these two simple yet crucial steps, you can easily improve your looks with sunglasses.

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December 28, 2012

Twilight Stars Wearing Wayfarer Style Sunglasses

The Twilight Saga phenomenon has taken the world by storm, and how can you blame it? After all, it's a romantic drama about vampires (and other supernatural creatures) portrayed by some of Hollywood's hottest stars.

Based on the novels by author Stephenie Meyer, the Twilight series consists of four books, all of which have been adapted for film. The series follows the main protagonists life, Bella Swan, a teenager who falls in love with a 104-year-old vampire named Edward Cullen.

The four novels and subsequent titles of the movies have been: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.

Here at Wholesale Discount Sunglasses.com we love a good romance story, and especially anything that invoices sunglasses – and who better to wear sunglasses than vampires!

Check out some of these pictures of Twilight stars wearing wayfarer style sunglasses:

Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan)

Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen)

Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black)

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December 27, 2012

Top Celebrities Spotted Wearing Aviator Sunglasses

It goes without saying, if you are a celebrity your never leave home without it item has to be a pair of sunglasses, and the darker the lenses the better. Without them you are susceptible to all kinds of dangers, from UV rays to blinding flashes from paparazzi cameras.

Just take a look at these top 5 celebs that never forget their favorite pair of aviator sunglasses before the leave the confines of their Hollywood mansions:

Mila Kunis

Born in the Ukraine, Mila moved to Los Angeles with her family at the age of 7. Two years later at the age of 9 she began her life long career in acting. Although her most memorable television appearances are as Jackie from That 70s Show, and the voice of Meg on Family Guy, she also has a remarkable big screen portfolio with such big screen hits as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Book of Eli, Black Swan , and Ted . You can see her next performance as Theodora in the upcoming film Oz: The Great and Powerful.

Simon Cowell

Born in Brighton, England Simon is best known for his appearances on the reality television shows American Idol and The X Factor, where he performs the role as judge for music star hopefuls. He is known for being very blunt, and sometimes just downright rude. No wonder he never leaves home without his aviators.

Dakota Fanning

Born in Georgia in 1994, Hannah didn’t get her big break until she was cast in 2001's awarded winning film, I Am Sam with Sean Penn. Since then she has gone on to star alongside many other big names, such as Denzel Washington in Man on Fire, Robert De Niro in Hide and Seek, as well as Tom Cruise in War of the Worlds. Her most recent film debuts have been alongside the cast of the Twilight Saga, where she was cast in the role as Jane.

Jon Hamm

Born in Missouri in the early 70s, Jon began his career as a little known actor, and in fact spent much of the time from the mid-1990s and the early 2000s struggling to get his break. It wasn't until he was cast as Don Draper in the award winning AMC series Mad Men that he finally earned the right to wear those paparazzi blocking aviators.

Julia Roberts

Originally wanting to grow up to be a veterinarian, Julia had no idea that she would one day become one of the most popular actress in America. At the age of 23 she did just that alongside Richard Gere in the Oscar nominated RomCom Pretty Woman. She would later win her first Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as the lead in 2000's Erin Brockovich. As one of the most sought after actresses in Hollywood, Julia has definitely earned her aviators.

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December 24, 2012

Winter Sunglasses Trends For The 2012-2013 Season

If you are one of these people that think you need to pack away all your hip apparel when the seasons turn colder, think again. Following is a list of hip winter sunglasses trends for this Winter and Fall that will have you looking great and reduce harmful glare and UV rays at the same time.

Bigger is better for the cold weather this year and that means going retro. Oversized plastic frames are trending in a fashionable way. With the right set of curved lenses that are properly polarized, you'll look like a 60's movie star and have your eyes protected at the same time.

Don't forget that lenses play a central fashion sense role. This season is seeing the darker the better when you're looking to ski or toboggan and look great. Grey, blue or brown shades are the 'in' tints for your lenses. Of course, the more severe weather means you'll need to place an emphasis on practicality when you're looking at Winter or Fall shades. Thankfully, that doesn't mean you need to sacrifice style.

Wrap around designs are perfect for Summer adventures, but special high quality offerings designed with winter in mind also fits the bill for colder weather as well. Since winter roads can be treacherous polarized lenses are not just the height of functionality and protection from UV light, but the frameless bottoms reduce the overall weight so this choice is both practical and comfortable.

Then there are always the styles that defy any season to trend well in any type of weather. For the consummate pair of fashionable sunglasses you can wear year-round, there's nothing that tops the style and practicality of the Aviator design. These have been a staple for so long now, you can find them with a variety of lens tints to suit your mood and needs.

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December 12, 2012

Choosing The Right Winter Sport Sunglasses

When the lakes and hills turn to ice and fill up with snow, winter sport enthusiasts turn to skis and sleds to enjoy some fun. Regardless of the cold weather pastime you favor, you'll need the right sunglasses to protect your eyes from not only the wind and glare, but also the snow and sun as well.

The perfect winter day often involves bight clear skies and a little wind makes it just right for the slopes or the frozen lake, but the glare gets worse in those conditions so you need to look for a pair of sunglasses with polarized lenses. These filter the glare and the UV rays that reflect off snow and ice. Look for the lenses offering 100% protection since harmful UV rays are bounced back off wintry surfaces toward your eyes from all directions. There is one other factor you need to be aware of when it comes to polarization. Some experts feel these lenses can make it difficult to spot icy patches of snow.

There are a few other features you need to look for when it comes to choosing the best winter sport sunglasses and safety should always be a top priority. Polycarbonate or plastic lenses are shatter resistant and protect your eyes from anything that flies up at them from a ski slope or the surface of lake.

Here's another consideration. Winter sports can be fast and you'll want to be sure you don't lose your sunglasses while you're zipping down the slopes or riding on a snowmobile. Wrap-around sports sunglasses with adjustable nose pads and earpieces can mold to your face. The added benefit to the snug fit is the fact the lenses generally hug your face blocking UV rays from getting to your eyes from below or above.

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November 30, 2012

Finding Sunglasses That Will Not Break

You might be involved in a sport like tennis or even cycling. Or, you could be an avid outdoors person that wants to be sure they've got a pair of sunglasses that won't break while landing a big one or falling on the slopes. In all of these scenarios you need to know how to find sunglasses that will not break, as well as find a pair that will protect you and look good at the same time.

Starting with the features that are closest to your eye makes sense. First and foremost, you need to be sure that the lenses are fixed to the frame so they won't budge. Having lenses that can pop out when any kind of contact is made can be more dangerous than not wearing any glasses at all. One of the favored materials is shatterproof polycarbonate since it won't splinter and comes in a variety of different colors.

You will need to be sure that the frames are just as dependable and tough as the lenses are. One of the key features to look for is flexibility. Sturdy, lightweight and flexible are just some of the attributes that a good pair of frames will have. There are other materials touted as practically indestructible and nylon is one of the first choices for people like motorcyclists. Rubber ear pads and nosepieces are another feature that people looking for sunglasses that will not break ask for since these help to keep glasses securely on your face, regardless of the activity.

The hardware is another aspect to look at when you're in the market for sunglasses that will not break. While some other models use plastic hinges, the sunglasses that are the most durable have toughness in mind in all aspects and use metal hinges to complete the package. When you're shopping online for these sunglasses, take the time to look through the specifications so you'll find ones that have these criteria.

Through all this, keep in mind you don't need to compromise style when you're looking for and finding sunglasses that will not break. The manufacturers that produce these rugged brands also provide many different choices of styles and frames to suit a variety of activities where there's the possibility of impact.

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November 21, 2012

What's New For Wayfarer Sunglasses

Since their introduction in the l950's, Wayfarer sunglasses have adorned many famous faces, making this design an iconic symbol of casual elegance. While the original style has retained its popularity over the years, the timeless look of these sunglasses has evolved to meet contemporary trends.

The classic frame shape of Wayfarer Sunglasses is narrow and trapezoidal with a long, horizontal brow bar. The shape and average frame size of 55 mm. looks best on faces with a wide jaw line. In contrast to this sturdy, full rim frame, redesigned Wayfarers offer more rounded eye shapes including a 52mm frame size better suited to women and children with smaller faces. Slightly curved frames flatter someone with a square face, while frames with a thinner rim and nose bridge look best on a person with a heart shaped face. Other details such as top brow rims accented with colors or prints can lengthen a round face and rounded frames can shorten an oblong shaped face.

These days, Wayfarer sunglasses come in a variety of colors and prints. Versatile neutral colors in white, brown and traditional black complement any outfit, while gold or silver hardware accents add elegance to a wardrobe. Tribal, floral and houndstooth prints give these shades a cool and edgy look. The latest styles incorporate military green rubber frames with brown lenses and blue rubber with gradient grey lenses.

The health of your eyes is an important consideration no matter which of the newest styles of Wayfarer Sunglasses you select. A lens description of 100% UV or UV 400 protection that can also suit prescription lenses will ensure your eyes are protected from the sun's harmful rays. Make sure the sunglasses you choose fit properly. The nose bridge and earpieces have to sit comfortably, and your eyelashes should not rub up against the lens.

Updating Wayfarer Sunglasses with the latest designs means this classic style will never be outdated. They look good on the slopes in the winter and out on the boat in the summertime and you can get them all at any outlet either online or in a brick and mortar store.

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