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Spring fashion: sunglasses

It’s springtime, so the sun is shining, the weather is getting warmer and we’re all starting to notice the hints of summer in the air. It’s difficult to look outside into the beautiful sunshine and not want to spend more time outside.

The arrival of warmer temperatures also signals the arrival of lighter clothing. We’re seeing people decked out in shorts, tank tops and other summer wear, but the season of sunshine also means you’re never fully dressed without a pair of great shades.

The great thing about sunglasses is the variety of shapes and styles that are available for both genders. From cat eye to aviators, dark lenses to mirrored ones, there are choices for every person and every outfit.

Sunglasses are a universal accessory capable of making a statement, but are also important for your overall health. They protect your eyes against the sun’s UV rays, and can lead to improved and vision from not having to squint. They also protect you from sharp light that can trigger headaches and migraines.

When shopping for the perfect pair of sunglasses, you should keep in mind that the ones that will do you the most good are UV-filtering. Look for shades that block out 99 percent of ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays or have polarized lenses. No matter what look you’re going for, from classically cool to modern and fashionable, there’s a pair of sunglasses that will make you look and feel great.