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You’ve been framed: how to buy and style statement sunglasses

You’ve been framed: how to buy and style statement sunglasses

When it comes to finding a new pair of sunglasses, I’m never convinced by the traditional ‘face shape rules’ rolled out by fashion departments and sunglasses brands, every year. Am I round? Squidgy? Definitely not square… As with buying clothes, I believe the best thing to do is to try loads on until you find what suits (rather than following outmoded guidelines). And there has to be some sort of emotional connection – which might sound a bit vague – in other words, follow your gut instinct. Wear the ones you like the most. Trying on numerous pairs for a recent column in The Daily Telegraph, I surprised myself by choosing these super-sized, round shades from Linda Farrow. Though they make a statement, it’s not one that yells ‘look at me!’ plus, though the frames are large, they’re also delicate and don’t swamp my face.

 

Photo: Clara Molden for the Telegraph