HOW TO WEAR: Round Sunglasses


If you have felt the urge to purchase a pair of round metal sunglasses this year, I totally feel you. John Lennon style eyeglasses have made a serious comeback. They look super cool, but it can be difficult to find the right pair. It took me a while to find the right style of round sunglasses that weren't too small or way too big. My day job is for an online eyewear retailer, Clearly.ca. I have become a styling expert when it comes to selecting the right frame based on your face shape.

I'm here to point you in the right direction for what round styles to look for and to provide extra tips when shopping for eyewear!


Know your face shape

Just because something looks good on someone else, doesn't mean it will work for your face shape. Do your research to see what style of round eyeglasses you prefer, but make sure to pay attention to angles. If you have quite a round face shape round eyeglasses will only accentuate round features. As you can see below I have a square face shape (left) and Emily (right) has an oval face shape.




Look for your size

Round frames come in all shapes and sizes. Make sure to look at the sizing on the inside of the arm, the lens width is a good indicator of just how big they will be. For example, I typically like my glasses a bit on the large size and go for a lens width of 50 to 55mm.



It's all in the details

Look for different variations in shape. Some glasses may seem round, but have a bit more of a pointed teardrop shape at the bottom of the lens. This is great for long oval face shapes. Also look where the arm connects on the side of the frame - does it connect halfway down the frame or at the top? This will make the frame sit higher or drop lower on your cheekbones. 

Some additional tips

Do your glasses often slide down your nose? Look for styles that have nose pads! They can be adjusted to sit higher or lower on your nose and silicon nose pads offer a bit of extra traction.

Don't pay attention to brands - look for shapes that will work for you.

Look at the lenses. UV protection should be the first thing you look for in a lens. I am also loving mirrored lenses in sunglasses frames. They are great for hiding tired looking eyes.

Prescription sunglasses are also a life saver! It's great to give your eyes a rest from contact lenses and having your prescription in your sunglasses are a game changer.


Chanel is wearing:
Vintage jean jacket 
H&M ripped jeans (self-ripped)
Bag - Nordstrom

Emily is wearing:
Calvin Klein Crop Tee - Simons (sold out)
Vintage Levi's jacket


What sunglass shape do you lean towards? Let us know what sunglass styles you prefer in the comments below!


xo Chanel