We mean it when we say that donning a pair of sunnies can instantly change your look. Which is precisely the reason why there is an infinite selection of sunnies out there. From sleek aviators to '60s-inspired cat-eye shades, it’s true to assume that no one can ever have their eye on just one pair. In an ideal world, you’d have a collection of different shapes, styles and colours — but alas, that’s not meant to be. Wearing a pair of shades that doesn't suit yourself might pull you down from fash to flop, so it’s crucial that you take time off and be patient when picking out the perfect pair to invest in.
Enter Optic Butler, a luxury concierge eyewear store that is home to some of the most glamourous sunglasses. If you’ve ever wondered where you can get celebrity-loved brands like Linda Farrow, Karen Walker and Victoria Beckham in Singapore, look no further. Optic Butler showcases brands that are specially curated from the major fashion cities of the world, bringing them right at the hear of Orchard Road.
We managed to get hold of celebrity stylist Trey Wong to share with us some tips on picking up the pair of perfect sunnies.
1. Keep Trying
While there are general rules for picking frames that suit people's face shape, most of us don't even know what face shape we exactly have! So it’s best to head to the store and try as many styles to find the perfect pair and fit. Aviators that are commonly worn by pilots is a style that flatters most face shapes. Asians tend to have a lower nose bridge and most aviators have adjustable nose pads to help you get a better fit. Try the Victoria Beckham mirrored aviators, which features a fashionable twist to the classic style.
2. Fashionably Protected
As much as you would like to look cool and stylish in your shades, the main purpose of sunglasses is to protect your eyes. You should always buy sunglasses that are labeled to block out at least 99% UV rays. Do note that polarized lens reduce glare and cannot replace UV protection. Consider oversized shades with lens big enough to minimize UV entering your eyes. Those who do a lot of outdoor sports activities should consider a wraparound style of sunglasses like this pair from Oakley that helps cut down UV rays from entering the eyes from the sides.
3. Indeed An Accessory
Besides protecting your eyes, sunglasses are fashion accessories and everyone should own more than one pair to suit different occasions. It works just like jewelry — different types of shades match different types of outfits. You should not wear the same shades for performance sports to match a smart casual outfit or something dressier. We are totally in love with this pair of gorgeous Jimmy Choo shades that can create two looks: Add the detachable Swarovski crystal clip-on frame for a glamorous look. When removed, it transforms into something more subtle.
4. The One and Only
If you're on a budget and want to buy a pair that can take you from casual to formal, we strongly suggest investing in a pair of classic wayfarers from Ray-Ban in a monochrome tone for easy pairing. Countless celebrities have worn the iconic wayfarer style, which is a classic design that has been around since 1956. It looks chic when paired with beachwear or a casual outfit, and is also smart and stylish when paired with formal wear.
5. Make A Statement
Shopaholics that already have a lot of sunglasses can consider getting a frame shape that's a little more out there. Your face is usually the first thing people see, so make a statement with this pair of dramatic frames from Linda Farrow, a brand that's exclusive to Optic Butler. The brand has collaborated with the world’s most acclaimed fashion designers and counts Lady Gaga as one of their hardcore fans. When paired with your most casual outfit, it can instantly elevate your look and bring out the chicness in you!
So now that you're armed with these tips, go ahead and find the perfact pair today at Optic Butler!
Optic Butler is located at Orchard Paragon, #03-48A/49, Tel no.: 6734 2117 and at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #B2-216, Tel no.: 6688 7323