12/12/2021 08:00 . posted to
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Fashion has already proven that sunglasses are much more than a safety item. This season, they establish themselves as the darlings of fashionistas. How to use them: Fewer rules and a whole lot of mix of styles. And with the arrival of summer, the possibilities are even greater.
“As long as you are aware of the message that is being transmitted with the chosen pair of glasses, anything is possible. You can adapt this communication effect to be both bolder and more conservative”, by FACS Certified Image Consultant evaluates Fabi Gotti. (Facial Action Coding System) and Visageism Total Look.
And before examining what’s trending on the subject of glasses, keep in mind that there is no best frame for every face type: “What exists is an associated image desire, an individual purpose”, explains the advisor. Dark colors express authority. Free sizes with metallic details add fashion detail.
Yes, it is possible to analyze facial proportions to define one or the other model. Measuring the size of the rim and the bridge of the nose to understand whether the structure will be in contact with the face is important for glasses to be comfortable. The smile test also indicates whether the size used is considered ideal. But none of this should act as a limitation. “Some people are known for the glasses they wear. For example, take a look at Joe Soares. Round glasses support his face the way he wants to communicate”, exemplifies Fabi.
on the rise
For the season, retro frames – kitty style and a minimalist version, explains Yuri Zerodo de Cerqueira, professor of the fashion course at Iesb. Oversized glasses in neutral colors or with colored lenses also have a twist. “And, of course, street style with an air of luxury. Sporty and futuristic glasses used with sweatshirt sets, denim shorts or other pieces with a sports context”, he says.
Daniela Pentido, Account Manager and Trend Specialist at WGSN, also highlighted the fun and functional aspects of the game, confirming that glasses are indeed a trend with the shape of the game in terms of physical activity. “We see eyewear responding to a growing interest in maximalist styling in outdoor activities, in which fashion is combined with high-performance designs”, he explains.
According to Yuri, wooden frames have also appeared with force in the United Kingdom, as they are comfortable and unusual. Transparent options in classic silhouettes, blending modern materials with retro motifs, are good choices to guarantee sophistication without exaggeration.
Verde: Good choice for general purpose glasses. It is suitable for strong sunlight and on days with high light variation (from sunny to cloudy). Since it reduces shine a lot, it is not a suitable option for dark days.
brown color: Good choice for sunny days and for variable lighting conditions (sun in and out of clouds). The eyes are well adapted to changes in light.
gray:All shades are good for everyday use. Dark browns are ideal for days with lots of sunshine; Clear ones, such as smoked lenses, for cloudy days.
Blue: Good choice for use in fog, salty air or cloudy weather conditions.
yellow lens: Ideal for cases of bright light, such as sunrise and sunset (for drivers, it minimizes discomfort from headlights).
Red: Perfect for those who enjoy water sports, fishing, hiking in the woods or skiing and snow sports.
Black: When eyesight is recovering, it should be used more after surgery. This impairs the quality of color vision and can make the retina sensitive even in the lowest light. It is also suitable for closed spaces with very little light.
Source: Camilla Lopes Guimaraes, Ophthalmologist in the Ophthalmic Plastics area at CBV, Hospital d’Olhos.
lens color x protection
Protection from UVA and UVB ultraviolet rays is very important.
Sunglasses have an expiry date! In theory, they should be replaced every two years, depending on how long they have been exposed to the sun and the quality of the product.
All glasses protect your eyes from both UVA and UVB rays, regardless of the color of the lens. Protection is done by a transparent film, which can be on sunglasses or prescription glasses.