We have all been there. We have all found ourselves looking in the mirror at the local department store, wondering if the sunglasses we are about to buy really look as cool as we think they do. It comes with the territory. However, Salt Lake City’s Olympic Eyewear says that cool is in the eye of the beholder.
Whether or not a pair of sunglasses looks cool is ultimately up to you. After all, you are the one who has to wear them. The question is whether you can make a cool pair of sunglasses look even cooler than when you first purchased them. In a word, absolutely! Here is how you do it:
Add Some Swagger to Your Step
Looking cool is actually more about your attitude than your clothing and accessories. If you need proof, look up PGA golfers Payne Stewart and Rickie Fowler. The late Payne Stewart wore golf knickers he couldn’t get away with any place other than on the golf course. The same is true for Fowler, one of the PGA’s most popular golfers right now.
What do both men have in common? Swagger. It is not arrogance, but supreme confidence that they know what they are doing on a golf course. That kind of confidence puts swagger in a person’s step. And where there’s swagger, there is also the cool factor.
Learn the Half Smile
You can make your cool sunglasses look even cooler by learning how to give the half smile. This is a smile that acknowledges other people are looking at you without letting them know that you are open to being friendly right now. The half smile adds a little bit of mystery. Are you approachable for a handshake or hug, or should people just give a slight nod and keep moving?
Nothing enhances the look of a good pair of sunglasses more than dressing sharply. Dressing sharply is all about making sure your clothes are clean, spot-free, wrinkle-free, and coordinated. You can be just as sharp in a pair of jeans and a casual polo shirt as a full suit or evening gown.
Dressing sharply tells the world you are in control. It tells others that your personal appearance is important to you. Once people see you in that light, anything you wear is going to look absolutely awesome. That pair of $25 sunglasses you purchased at the mall boutique will look just as cool as the $500 designer pair you passed over.
Play It Cool
All the previously mentioned tips will not do much good if you are the kind of person whose personality is always out-of-control. It is okay to be vivacious and energetic if that’s your thing. Just remember that cool is a different kind of attitude. It is purposeful but always maintained. It is forceful yet never out of control.
Simply put, you need to play it cool if you want to look cool. Need an example? Watch any of the James Bond films and you’ll figure it out soon enough. Bond is the epitome of playing it cool even under the most stressful circumstances. And by the way, no one rocks a good pair of wayfarers quite like 007.
Sunglasses are one of those accessories that can really make or break a person’s look. Play it right and your shades could make you look cooler than you have ever looked before. But remember, cool is more of an attitude than anything else. So put some swagger in your step, learn the half smile, dress sharply, and play it cool.