Shady Sophistication: The Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

When it's beautiful outside, the last thing you want to do is be stuck under fluorescent mall lighting, trying on pair after pair of shades. With each one you pick up, it's like a slot machine of style guessing. You don't have time to waste. Los Angeles stylist Jen Pinkston is here to help a girl out!

While most accessories tend to be a one-size-fits-all situation, sunglasses are the opposite. How many times have you picked up a cute pair of shades, only to be less than thrilled with the way they fit your face when you looked in the mirror? Specific styles work better for different face shapes.

Here are some tricks and tips for finding the pair that's perfect for you!

If your face is heart-shaped -- think Bethenny, Reese Witherspoon and Taylor Swift -- keep frames slight and simple. Heart-shaped faces tend to have petite features that can be overpowered by large frames.

If your face is square -- think Michelle Williams and Jessica Chastain -- balance the strong lines and angles that characterize a square face with with the soft, round lines of your frames. Try any one of these:

If your face is oval -- think Beyoncé, Kristen Stewart and Jessica Alba -- go for larger frames to complement a longer face. It's all about creating balance! Try any one of these:

If your face is round -- think Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst -- you are in luck! Round faces tend to be really versatile. Have fun with a variety of different shapes and styles.

Jen Pinkston

Jen Pinkston is a wardrobe stylist whose career began on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in 2007. She has since made the transition to full-time freelance work, styling for major international brands including GAP, Fiat, Verizon, Ritz-Carlton, and others. In addition, Jen has made multiple television guest appearances as an on-air style expert. She is also the creator of, a leading lifestyle site that publishes daily features to inspire stylish closets, smart interiors, and savory meals.