Golf Digest WomanDecember 14, 2011

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There are some tried and true styling tips that come in handy when selecting a pair of sunglasses. For instance, if you have a heart-shaped face, stick with round frames; if you have an oval-shaped face, be a little more adventurous. Too bad these rules fail miserably when confronted with the sporty, wraparound styles that are most commonly found on golfers. But really, who cares about style? When it comes to golf, the key is to wear a frame that won't obstruct your vision during the swing. This usually means no frame at all, or a good wrap-around style. Select the right type of lens color so you have minimal distortion when reading the greens. Protect your eyes from the sun with UV lenses. Then there's fit: your sunglasses should stay put without moving down the bridge of your nose when you swing or bend over.

It's not easy to make sporty frames look stylish--most of the time people end up resembling weird sea creatures or the Terminator. I like to pair my sporty pair of shades with a hat or visor, just to give myself a little style cred. Here are some of my favorites:

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Nike Crush Sunglasses, $149.00, Visit website [#image: /photos/55ad921aadd713143b4319a0]|||The Style Blog|||

Adidas, Adilibria Shield Sunglasses, $140.00, Visit website [#image: /photos/55ad921aadd713143b4319a3]|||The Style Blog|||

Oakley sunglasses, $150.00, Visit website [#image: /photos/55ad921ab01eefe207f76393]|||The Style Blog|||

Callaway Women's Couture Sunglasses, $130.00, Visit website [#image: /photos/55ad921ab01eefe207f76390]|||The Style Blog|||

Snake Eyes Women's Aerial Polarized Sunglasses, $29.99, Visit website [#image: /photos/55ad921ab01eefe207f763a0]|||The Style Blog|||

Bollé, Kickback Sunglasses, $159.99, Visit website [#image: /photos/55ad921aadd713143b4319ad]|||The Style Blog|||

Kaenon Polarized Burnett Sunglasses, $239.00, Visit website [#image: /photos/55ad921aadd713143b4319b0]|||The Style Blog|||

Sundog Captiva Sunglasses, $75.00, Visit website [#image: /photos/55ad921badd713143b4319ba]|||The Style Blog|||

NYX PRO Z 17 Sunglasses, $99.00, Visit website [#image: /photos/55ad921bb01eefe207f763a5]|||The Style Blog|||

Lija Corsica Straw Hat, $40.00, Visit website [#image: /photos/55ad921bb01eefe207f763a8]|||The Style Blog|||

Hugo Boss Hat, $55.00, Visit website [#image: /photos/55ad921bb01eefe207f763ab]|||The Style Blog|||

Puma Golf Visor, $22.00, Visit website [#image: /photos/55ad921bb01eefe207f763b3]|||The Style Blog|||

Nike Reversible Knit Hat, $18.00, Visit website [#image: /photos/55ad921badd713143b4319c3]|||The Style Blog|||

Callaway Women's Mesh Visor, $20.00, Visit website [#image: /photos/55ad921bb01eefe207f763bc]|||The Style Blog|||

Helen Kaminski Convertible Trapper Cap, $125.00, Visit website [#image: /photos/55ad921bb01eefe207f763ba]|||The Style Blog|||

Burberry Silk And Wool Flat Cap, $495.00, Visit website

-- Argy Koutsothanasis

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