Selecting Sunglasses

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Anne Morgan of Color and Image Insight gives suggestions for choosing a stylish pair of sunglasses.

    Anne Morgan

    Anne Morgan's Color and Image Insight business is about far more than helping clients choose their most flattering eyeglasses. A full-service image consultant in Fairfax, Virginia, since 1990, Anne has shown hundreds of men and women how to improve their appearance and their outlook with color and wardrobe analysis, cosmetic makeovers, personal shopping, image updates, and more. She takes particular delight in the before-and-after transformations that a total makeover produces, as well as in training others in this exciting field. Originally trained and certified by Beauty For All Seasons, she is now affiliated with its successor, the international company Beauty by Jeunique. She has spoken before a wide range of professional and social organizations and is a regular adult education instructor for Fairfax County Public Schools. Anne brings a lifetime of interest in clothing and fashion to her work. Previous experience includes custom dressmaking, as well as several years creating costumes for the entertainment industry in Hollywood, California. She is a graduate of Cornell University. In addition to her image business, Anne derives great satisfaction from her volunteer work with Suited for Change, an organization that outfits low income women for the job market, and keeps in shape with Pilates, spin classes and weight training. She and her husband have two grown sons.

    Hello, I am Anne Wilterdink Morgan with Color and Image Insight, and I am showing you how to choose the best eyeglasses for you. Right now, I am showing you how to choose the best sunglasses. So, in choosing your sunglasses, you can usually have a little bit more fun. Sunglasses rarely have to be as conservative as regular glasses and if you dont require prescription sunglasses, then they dont cost very much and you can afford to change them often. So, this is the time to have fun playing with different shapes, different colors, different personality, styles, you can go movie star, glamorous, or very sporty, however you want. Lots of fun colors, fun details, mirrored looks, its wide open. Definitely, you want to go a little bit larger with your sunglasses because you want to protect your eyes from the sun as much as possible.

    Now, when you come to talking about lens colors, its very similar to when you are choosing your frame colors as we discussed in the beginning. You want to choose colors that are going to be flattering with your skin tone and are going to harmonize with your wardrobe and your palette. Now, I generally prefer to go with a classic gray because it tends to give you a true color as opposed to some of these others, which change the way you see your world, but if you would like to look at the world with rose-colored glasses, why not. So, in Terrys case, for example, because her coloring is warmer, something with a green or brown lens is particularly flattering and in this case, we have a green frame with brown lens, perfect.

    Remember that the color of lens or the darkness of the lens doesnt necessarily have anything to do with the protection it gives. For that, you want to look at a 100% UV protection. Sunglasses can even look apparently clear or very light in color, not so dark and still have that full protection. So, thats how to choose your best sunglasses. Next, we are going to show you how to put it altogether and select the best glasses at your opticians office.