How to Choose the Best Sunglasses for your Skin Tone

When it comes to sunglasses, you know which style to rock, but how do you go about choosing a color? Do you go all-out with a highlighter-yellow hue or play it cool with classic black? Ultimately that decision is up to you and your personal style, but we figured we’d offer our two cents anyway.

Depending on your skin tone, certain shades will really play up your natural features while others may leave you looking a little bit ill. Color theory explains exactly how this works, but, let’s be real, they make it way too complicated. (Seriously, what does it mean to be an autumn, anyway?) To simplify things a bit, we figured we’d just cut to the chase and show you what’s really important — the sunglass colors that look best on your skin tone!

But first things first: Before you can dive into a sea of colored frames, you need to determine whether your skin is cool or warm (whatever the heck that means).

find your skin tone

Find Your Skin Tone Look at the underside of your arm in natural daylight. If you have a pink or rosy undertone and blue-tinted veins, you have a cool skin tone. If you have a golden or apricot undertone and green-tinted veins, you have a warm skin tone. Cool Skin Tone Warm Skin Tone

Sunglass Shades for Warm & Cool Skin Tones

Since you’ve just spent an unusually long time staring at your arm, hopefully you’ve figured out your skin tone — and now it’s time for the fun part. Click through the best colors for your skin tone listed below until you find a pair you can’t live without or browse our entire site:

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celebrities with cool skin tones

best colors for cool skin tones

Blue Tortoise Green Silver Black

PRO TIP: As a general rule of thumb, cool-toned kids should gravitate towards frames in blue-based hues.

celebrities with warm skin tones

best colors for warm skin tones

Gold Orange Brown Tan Olive Red Yellow Ivory

PRO TIP: When it comes to sunglasses, guys and gals with warm skin tones should look for frames in yellow-based hues.

Now that you know their hues, steal the signature shades of your favorite stars with the help of our Celebrity Style File.

Photos by REX USA

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