3 Must-Have Sunglasses Styles for an Oval Face

We often find ourselves buying a pair of sunglasses that we think will look nice, then later come to find out they don’t. It’s always good to know what face shape you have before buying a pair of sunglasses. If you are like me, oval face and all, then here are three sunglasses styles that work for oval faces.

Having an oval-shaped face it means a narrower forehead, high cheekbones, and narrower chin. It also means hitting the jackpot when it comes to pulling off just about any pair of sunglasses. Then, there are times where the sunglasses are too big or too small, making our faces not so attractive.

1—Slight cat eye style. With a slight cat eye style, not only will your face look slimmer but it also helps raise attention to your eyes instead of your chin. Due to our narrower cheekbones, a slight cat eye, or even a retro cat eye style, becomes a new favorite.

2—Half-moon round style. A half-moon round style is neither all the way round nor all the way square, it’s an in between. This sunglasses style is one of my favorites because it enhances all the right features. With a half-moon round style, not only will you focus more on the sunglasses, but also on the appealing features of your face.

3—Bring it around town round style. For a bring it around town round style, as I call them, these sunglasses are as round as they get. They often have a line across the unibrow area making the style edgier. This style of sunglasses goes with about any hairstyle as well as clothes. With its edgy style, there is no going wrong!

Next time you buy a pair of sunglasses make sure you know your face shape. If you are an oval shape, make sure to give these three sunglasses style a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Let me know if you give these sunglasses style a try in the comments below, as well as other styles you think I must try!

Dressing for Success—The College Perspective

Nearing the end of my college career, I find myself needing to prepare myself for entering my professional career. If you’re like me, you might realize that the first step in doing so starts at home and particularly—in your closet. The first part starts there because you have to start dressing for the position that you want in order to mentally prep yourself for having that job.

1—Dressing the part. There’s a saying that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but it is undeniable that when you first meet someone what you are wearing plays a part in the opinion they form about you. When you’re shopping for a new product you are probably going to pick one of the most attractively packaged products that fits your budget. When you are getting ready for your day or an interview, see yourself as a product that a potential employer is shopping for.

You do not have to dress professionally everyday but if you know you will be attending events that will involve networking it is a good idea to dress to impress. If the event is casual, how do you dress for this? Simple, clean lines are always attractive. To accomplish this look you can slick your hair back or put it in a neat bun, wear a casual blouse or shirt, blazer, and black pants or wear a dress. Match the shoe to the lip color or a color in the blouse/dress. Dressing for success doesn’t have to be as boring as it seems either. You should view it as advertising yourself to potential connections and employers; as branding yourself. Adding in a bright color with lipstick, shoe, hat, scarf, tie, ascot, cuff links, a pin, or jewelry can spice up any outfit and show off individuality.

2—A second opinion. The Wall Street Journal even noted that in studies, people that wore professional clothing “may raise one’s confidence level, affect how others perceive the wearer, and in some cases even boost the level of one’s abstract thinking, the type in which leaders and executives engage”. Thus leading me to believe you cannot go wrong with dressing for success.

3—Posture. Looking the part isn’t the only thing that you should be thinking about when dressing for success. Posture and a solid handshake are the next important things in being professional. Not only will slouching create wrinkles in your nicely put together outfit and give you back problems, but it will also make potential employers think you are lazy or sloppy and that is the last impression you want someone to have of you. Handshakes have been a way of formal introduction for decades and is one form of physical contact that you may have with another person. Firm handshakes have been a part of the professional world and it is almost taboo not to have one.

Do you agree that dressing for success is good preparation for a career? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Getting Concert Ready

It’s the middle of summer, and you know what that means? It’s peak concert season. All my favorite artists are on tour, and it takes everything within me to not drop all my money on concert tickets. I saw Tyga with my best friend Madie, so naturally, she came over early so we could get concert ready together.

Madie and I tend to go to a lot of shows together. It’s always nice to have a partner in crime and like me, she enjoys the process of getting ready since she’s an MUA. We’ll get together a few hours before we want to leave and just play around with makeup. It’s so much fun to get concert-ready with her. Then we spend half the time telling each other how hot we are because what else are best friends for?

So, this time we got ready and went for a low-key skater vibe. Madie’s white dress is casual and she pairs it with some classic Old Skool Vans and yellow tinted aviators. All together it gives her major cool-girl vibes. Can anyone say goals?

So after doing the typical basic thing and having a photo shoot on my roof, we ran back inside, grabbed our bags, and headed to the venue. Every night out with Madie is just as much fun as it is to getting concert-ready. I always look forward to the next time we get to hang out. Nothing is better than having fun with your best friend while vibing to your favorite music.

Let me know how you get concert ready in the comments below!

Wipe Away Those Summer Blues

Summer is sadly coming to an end. Soon it will be time to go back to school and break out the sweaters and boots. Luckily, we still have most of August to enjoy before we officially have to kiss summer good bye. Don’t let those summer blues get you down!

I have spent my summer doing tons of fun things, such as swimming, reading, and finding new places around my town to take great pictures for Instagram. One of my favorite spots to snap a few shots is outside of my local library. They have such pretty flowers that make any picture a million times nicer.

In this picture, I am wearing one of my favorite outfit combinations of the summer. A baby blue peplum shirt and these floral shorts that I was able to get on sale. The shirt is a T-shirt material making it very comfortable for everyday wear. Shades of blue are some of my favorite colors to wear all year round. I especially love to wear lighter blues for summer. The shorts are more of a nicer material with embroidery detail giving the outfit more of a put together vibe.

As for accessories, I have been really into sunglasses. Every time I take a trip to the mall, I always seem to be leaving with a new pair of sunglasses. Not only are they perfect for protecting your eyes from the sun, they also really can pull together an outfit. I really like the ones that I am wearing here. They are a club master style with a clear frame and gold details. I’m also wearing my favorite gold watch that I got at Michael Kors.

Finally for the shoes that I am currently obsessed with: they are sneakers that are totally the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever put on my feet. They are also so easy to slide on. I prefer sneakers over sandals because sneakers are more practical to walk around in during the summer.

What’s your favorite outfit to wear this summer? Leave a comment below!

Easy Breezy Beach Outfit

This easy breezy beach outfit is perfect for hitting the beach with friends and exploring those joyful little beach towns. Having an outfit that’s fashionable to wear over your bikini and go exploring after the beach is key for summer, especially when you’re a beach bum like me.

When shopping for summer clothes I like to look for pieces that are quick and easy and will look good on and off the beach. This summer I made sure to get a pair of white denim shorts because they are always an essential in my wardrobe. White denim shorts are easy to dress up and down with the right top and accessories. Also, white shorts help show off your new sun-kissed legs after spending a day at the beach.

I like to buy tops that are easy and breezy to keep the casual feel of summer in my outfit and also to not restrict what I wear underneath them. This top is perfect for wearing a bikini underneath because it won’t cling and create an unwanted outline. I also really love the detail of the tie on this top because it adds a nice rope texture to fit the beachy vibes.

As far as accessories I matched my belt and sandals to complement one another and bring out the brown in this outfit. You can’t go to the beach without a pair of great sunglasses! For jewelry, I prefer simple jewelry that makes a statement such as this double chain silver necklace that reminds me of sand dollars. I love my Pura Vida bracelets and wear them every day because they’re the perfect summer bracelet.

Put together an easy breezy beach outfit and share it with us in the comments or on Instagram. Don’t forget to tag @Cfashionista!

Dear Incoming Freshman, You Need To Read This

Going to college can be a hard time for students. For some incoming students, it’s their first time really away from home—for others, the amount of responsibility they now have is overwhelming. Many students have always hung out with friends from childhood, which can make it hard to adjust and find new friends. These are just a few common possibilities that can make adapting to college life hard.

College Life

1—Time management. The amount of responsibility that comes with attending university is obvious, but never obvious enough. High school kind of prepared you. In college, when you’re not in class or at work, your time is yours and what you do with it is up to you. That means you can use your time wisely and be productive (not just with your classes, a social life counts too) or not. Planners and calendars will become your best friend in college, and possibly for the rest of your life. If you don’t want to buy a planner, you can use the calendar app on your phone. Either way, you have the ability to plan your day to the minute (though it may not follow exactly) and really maximize your time. If you want to leave yourself some free time, you can always just schedule the big stuff like classes and appointments.

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2—Approach people. Being away from home can mean different things to people. For some, they attend a university in their hometown, but the realization that they’re away from their childhood home freaks them out. Others are hundreds (or even thousands) of miles from home. It’s new, it’s weird, and it’s uncomfortable. However, now’s the perfect time to branch out and make friends. Living in a dorm gives you the opportunity to meet plenty of people, so you’re bound to have something in common with someone. Step out of your comfort zone and strike up a conversation!

3—Alone time. It’s important to realize you’re your own person and don’t constantly have to be around people. This is an important time to figure yourself out, what you can handle, and what you’re capable of. In fact, spending time by yourself is a key way in learning what makes you, you. Whether it’s studying, a workout at the gym, a trip to the dining hall, or reading in your room—it’s important to know how to be comfortable alone. In college, you realize people won’t always be around (which isn’t necessarily bad); if you’re used to being around people 24/7, it can be strange. This is a perfect time for some self-reflecting to learn who you are.

College Life

In times of stress, it’s important to remember; you’ve got this. You have the grades, the drive, and everything else you need to be there; you just need to prove it to yourself. After all, you’re your biggest critic and your biggest fan.

What are some ways you relax in times of school-related stress? Share your tips in the comments below!

Rompers Are a Girl’s Best Friend

Saturdays are famous at Bucknell University for “Super Saturday.” Everyone heads downtown to hang out and relax after a long week. It is a time for girls to don their most fashionable outfits, and accessorizing is the name of the game. My friend, Sarah, has a very distinct style, and always brings it for Super Saturday. She paired this black and white romper with a black beaded necklace and white kicks.

Dressing for Super Saturday can be a challenge. There is a desire to look chic but also comfortable. If you are standing around outside all day, you do not want to be constantly fussing around with your outfit. Rompers are ideal because they decrease the chances of any wardrobe malfunctions, but are also a fashion-forward choice. Weather in Lewisburg can be tricky during the school year, so the chances to wear a romper to Super Saturday are few and far between. What I love about this romper is its versatility. She could dress it up with wedges and dangly earrings to wear at night or dress it down with sneakers like she chooses to do for Super Saturday.

Sarah keeps her outfit simple by sticking to black and white accessories. She rocks a black beaded necklace that she doubles up so that the first layer is choker length, while the second layer is quite long, which brings a dramatic flair to her outfit. The black aviators serve a dual purpose—not only do they help tie in the black pattern of her romper and necklace, but also take away any worries of having her eyes closed in photographs. The white sneakers, which are on-trend paired with the white bracelet and earrings, pull the entire look together.

Sarah finishes her look off by keeping her hair and makeup simple. Sarah is blessed with having those beachy waves that everyone dreams about having. She finishes her look off with a swipe of lip gloss, and she’s good to go!

How do you like to wear rompers? Show us on social media. Don’t forget to tag @CFashionista.

The Best Summer Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

Growing up in sunny South Florida, I was always reminded of how crucial it is to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. While sunglasses might add to the completion of one’s look, the accessory also serves as a method of defending against frown lines that result from constant squinting. Although the sun is present 365 days a year in Florida, the emergence of the summer season means that all other states will also be experiencing those warm rays of sunshine.

The upcoming need for sunglasses opens up a world of different shapes, colors, patterns, and materials for frames that are meant to match our style and fashion choices. However, shopping for the perfect pair of sunglasses can be as difficult as finding the right bra size or jeans. There are certain face shapes, characterized by the size of our features, which are most suitable for certain frame designs. Just in time for summer, below is a list of the best-structured frames based on your face shape!

1—Heart. A wide-set head and cheekbones that taper down toward a narrow chin characterize a heart-shaped face. If you have a heart-shaped face, you will want to find sunglasses that imitate this shape with frames that are wider on the top. A pair of wayfarers or cat-eye sunglasses will suit your face best.

2—Oval. Oval-shaped faces are longer than they are wide. If you have an oval face, congrats! This shape is the most versatile, meaning all styles pretty much work for you. Try aviator sunglasses or an oversize look; just remember to keep proportion in mind!

3—Round. A round shape is wider in the middle of the face than at the top or bottom. Round faces should look for sunglasses that are all about angular lines. Wayfarer sunglasses or other square frames will help offset your face’s circular shape.

4—Square. Square-shaped faces are characterized by a wide, defined forehead and jawline. While the round face needs sharp lines, the square face needs spherical ones. A square shape should look for round or aviator frames in order to create an appearance of softness.

What other style frames work best for your face shape? Let me know in the comments below!

Music Festival Must-Haves

Summer is in full swing, and along with the warmer months comes an abundance of music festivals. Music festivals are a great way to connect with people, and they are definitely an excuse to go out of your comfort zone with fashion and try something new. Here are some essentials that will make your festival experience more enjoyable, memorable, and that can all conveniently fit in your trendy backpack or crossbody bag!

1—SPF. This may seem like an obvious essential for a festival and being out in the strong rays all day, but it is an important one. Festivals are predominantly outside with minimal shade. While you are jamming and dancing to your favorite band, the least of your worries should be getting sunburned, so apply and reapply that SPF to stay safe from the sun all day.

2—Disposable/Film Camera. This is a great way to capture moments in an inexpensive way. You can find either a disposable camera or a cheap film camera anywhere from Goodwill to Target. You don’t have to worry about losing or lugging around your big expensive camera or phone if you opt to go the disposable route. I think that disposable cameras are more fun anyway because they give the photos an old time feel, and it’s a nice surprise to relive the memories when you get them developed later on.

3—Sunglasses. This is a great way to spice up a festival outfit while also protecting your eyes. Sunglasses can be the statement piece of any outfit and make you stand out from the crowd. Sunglasses are a must-have to have an enjoyable day in the sun. Get a trendy pair of sunglasses to shade your eyes before heading to a music festival this summer.

4—Reusable Water Bottle

.At festivals, there are a bunch of water refill stations. Bringing a reusable water bottle is a great option so you stay hydrated in the sweltering heat of summer. Opt for an insulated water bottle to keep your water ice cold all day. You are going to be on the move, traveling from stage to stage in crowds of people, and it’s easy to get dehydrated. Bring a reusable water bottle to keep your body hydrated all festival long!

What are some of your music festival must-haves? Let me know in the comments below! Make sure to share your festival essentials on social media by always tagging @Cfashionista!

5 Must-Haves For Your Next Summer Adventure

Going on a fun, adventurous vacation this summer? A fun day exploring with your friends? You’re going to need some things to help you stay as comfortable as possible along the way.

These five must-haves will help make sure that your next summer adventures are perfect:

1—Water bottle.

Having a reusable water bottle that keeps your drinks ice cold for over 24 hours is perfect for hot summer days. For me I love to use my S’well bottle, I bring it with me everywhere, it’s perfect for when you’re spending the day in the sun!

2—Sneakers.

You never know when you’re going to need to change out of those flip flops into some sneakers when going on adventures. I always try to keep a pair with me when I’m going out on a nice hot day.

3—Camera.

You’re definitely going to want to take some pics of what you see on your adventures. Whether you are going to use the camera on your phone or your own camera, always carry one with you to make sure you capture the memories you’re making this summer!

4—Sunglasses.

Always bring your sunglasses with you during the summer, even when it looks like it’s cloudy and raining outside, you never know when the clouds will clear and the sun will come out.  My sunglasses are always either in my bag or on my head 24/7.

5—Backpack.

You’re going to need something to carry all of your stuff in on these adventures this summer, I always like to bring a bag with me that’s big enough to carry the essentials. Whether you like to use a large tote bag or a funky backpack, either will complete your look as well as carry whatever you need!

What are some of your favorite must-haves for summer adventures? Let us know in the comments below!