In honor of National Sunglasses Day, we’re helping you find the perfect pair.

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New sunglasses are one of the most fun items to shop for during the summer. There are always endless possibilities and an edgy pair of shades is the perfect way to jazz up your style subtly. However going into the shopping experience blindly is a big no-no when it comes to sunglasses (eyeglasses, too for that matter!). There are distinctions when it comes to sunglasses that make it necessary to do a bit of research beforehand. First off, know your face shape. There are certain styles that flatter individual face shapes moreso than others. You could always bookmark our handy guide for on-the-go consulting…so here you have it, happy shopping!

Heart shaped face


Splurge: Miu Miu Cat-Eyes, ($395, / Moderate: Dolce & Gabbana Cat-Eye ($134.95, / Steal: Retro Cat-Eye Sunglasses, ($5.80,

Characterized by a wider forehead and narrower chin (and sometimes a tell-tale widow’s peak!), you’ll find heart-shaped faces on celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, Kourtney Kardashian and Ashley Olsen. Cat-eye is the perfect sunglass for this face shape, and luckily for you, they are super in-style this season!

Oblong Face


Splurge: Lady in Dior Quilted-Arm Sunglasses, ($340, / Moderate: Tory Burch Maquis Sunglasses, ($175, / Steal: Willow Sunglasses, ($14,

If your face is longer than it is wide with flatter cheekbones, you fit into the oblong category. You can identify with A-listers like Sarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Alba. The best sunnies for your face are oversize—embellishments or contrasting colors can pair nicely together, too!

Square face


Splurge: Prada Round Baroque Sunglasses, ($290, / Moderate: Ziba Sunglasses, ($145, / Steal: Gingham Round Sunglasses, ($36,

A square face is defined by a strong jawline and more severe angular features. A round sunglass is the best bet to balance you with a softer feel. You’re in the company of gorgeous gals like Demi Moore, Natalie Portman and Minka Kelly.

Round face


Splurge: Burberry Sunglasses, ($330, / Moderate : Hall Frames, ($95, / Steal: Hollywood Thrills Sunglasses, ($11.99,

Typically, a round face means that your chin and forehead are about equal (plus equal width and length).  Looking for your celebrity face twins? Famous crooners like Kelly Clarkson, Mandy Moore and Fergie fit the bill. Rectangular frames will add definition to your soft curves.

Oval Face


Splurge: Gucci Butterfly Sunglasses, ($395, / Moderate: Original Wayfarers Matte, ($160, / Steal: Steve Madden Sunglasses, ($36,

An oval face is the most balanced proportionally of the bunch. You’re a lucky lady because you can pull off almost any sunglass shape! Have fun with it! Kate Middleton, Jennifer Aniston and America’s newest it-girl Shailene Woodley are among those also blessed with oval faces.

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.

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