People buy Ray-Ban sunglasses in summer, but how to choose the right one for youself? Here, we have some tips.

1. Try before you buy

There a number of factors beyond face shape that affect how glasses look, such as arm height (of the frames, not yours), colour and detailing. So it pays to test drive different styles in person. That’s not to say buying online is off limits; once you’ve found the perfect pair, make a note of the model number and shop around for the best deal.

2. Consider your hair colour and skin tone

Colour, whether on the frames or lenses, can be a fantastic way to inject some individuality into a look. But, as with clothing, certain hues can work against your complexion or clash with your hair colour. Experimenting is the only sure-fire way to ensure you make the right decision.

3. Consider your hair style and length

Unless you are clean shaven and sport a buzz cut, hair covers much of our head. So it’s important to remember that this has the potential to completely alter the shape of a face. Long hair can soften features while short hair will leave bone structure completely exposed.

4. Remember the classics

Classic frame shapes (think aviators, clubmasters and wayfarers) are considered such for a reason – they work and have done so for decades. Don’t be afraid to try a certain style simply because lots of other people are already wearing them. For a contemporary update, keep an eye out for updated or limited edition versions of iconic styles.

5. Invest

Sunglasses are worthy of your hard-earned, so don’t be afraid to push the boat out. Better lenses, better build quality and a better overall look justify the extra cost and the right pair should last years. Cheap knock-off alternatives don’t look the same, don’t feel the same and probably won’t have the same protective qualities.

6. Sports glasses are for sport

Keep technicolour wraparounds for the slopes.