How to choose the right sunglasses? Read your tips here!
Hunkemöller ambassador and fashionista Yentl has chosen her favourite sunglasses, which totally complete her summer looks. Read her story here.
The summer has begun and if all goes well, the sun will continue to shine beautifully. We can only be happy about that. But with stronger UV rays in summertime, it is also important that we protect our eyes properly. Fortunately, sunglasses are in themselves a statement – an item that can complete your outfit.
Coloured lenses reduce the harmful rays (especially ultraviolet – UV), but they don’t eliminate them entirely. This means UV rays can still hit the eye, in fact even more so than without sunglasses because the pupil remains fairly large due to the reduced light intensity. But anyway… By now we know all the summer trends in clothes, shoes and hair. However, I ought to do some more blogging about eyewear. My dad, mum, uncles, aunts and even my grandfather are opticians. Personally, I am not really at home in the optical world, though I am one of the few members of my family who needs glasses! Once I thought that was awful, now I love to experiment. I prefer unusual glasses, a pair that is special enough to make a neutral outfit shine. At Hunkemöller I found exactly that – although unfortunately I found it hard to pick from the new models.
Every lens colour has different properties. That might sound obvious but it isn’t. Dark glass do not necessarily provide better protection. Grey hues reduce the intensity of the light without changing the colours. Brown shades make the sunlight less dazzling but they do distort the colours more and make visibility somewhat blurred. Yellow shades reduce the haze caused by the blue light of the sun better than brown, which means they sharpen visibility, but the distortion of colour is greater. Pink shades, on the other hand, are ideal for water sports. I like to alternate, to give my eyes a change.
I tend to go for the biggest frames I can find. Not just because I think they look more attractive but also because those models offer extra protection. The lenses don’t just protect the eyes but also the skin around the eyes from the sunlight. Since the skin around the eyes is very thin and prone to wrinkles, this protection is no luxury. Sunglasses that stay wide at the temples offer extra protection.
What do you think of the frames I have chosen? Find them in the Hunkemöller shop!