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When It Is Not Cool To Wear Sunglasses

As in anything else in life, there is a time an place to wear sunglasses. We are all aware of their benefits as protective eyewear. Not to mention that a stylish pair is a welcomed accessory.

Maybe you may have favourite ones that goes great with certain outfits. Or perhaps you have a fabulous new pair that you simply cannot put down. Still, there are situations when wearing sunglasses is just not appropriate. And in some cases, it can be downright dangerous!

We see people do it all the time. In fact, most of us are guilty of chucking on shades in questionable circumstances at some point in our busy lives. Who has not put on a pair before scuttling into a supermarket, on the morning after the night before, even if it is raining outside? We know it is a faux pas but it certainly shields from the glare of bright artificial lights and eye contact with other people when your head is pounding. Still, there are obviously clearcut situations when the etiquette of wearing sunglasses should be upheld.

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1. Do Not Wear Sunglasses Indoors

Unless you are visually impaired or suffer with photosensitivity, wearing sunglasses indoors is inappropriate and  just plain anti-social.

You might think that  you are being cool when in fact you are simply giving off the message to everyone that you are not interested in what they have to say or trying too hard. That, or you are drunk or suffering from  a severe case of botox.

2. Do Not Wear Sunglasses At Night

Think about it, sunglasses are designed to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays and make it more comfortable for you to see.

So what are you protecting your eyes from in the dark of the night – the brightness of the street lights? You could end up doing more harm than good by inhibiting your vision.

3. Certain Social Situations

There are some social situations where it is totally acceptable to wear sunglasses. In fact, at any daytime outdoor event such as a barbecue or beach party, it would be wise to protect your eyes from the sun. However, there are still certain rules to follow.

Choose a style of sunglasses that is most appropriate for a social gathering. For instance,  shades that are completely opaque or mirrored may make it difficult for new people to approach you. Opt for a pair of sunglasses that protects your eyes and still allows them to be seen. This will help you seem less intimidating.