If there’s only one accessory you buy this summer, make it sunglasses. Not only are they a great way to protect your eyes from those harsh UV rays, but they’re the icing on the cake for any cute warm weather outfit. Super expensive designer sunglasses that aren’t easy to match with ensembles are out this year, while affordable trendy frames are the way to go.
So, if you’re looking for a stylish pair that you can rock this season, look no further. From Y2K-inspired tinted lenses to light-coloured frames, we have a roundup of celeb-approved sunglasses.
Celebs who love sunglasses
From running everyday errands to relaxing on vacation, many Gen Z celebs have been spotted slaying the sunglasses game this year. We turned to the likes of Bella Hadid, Lori Harvey, Kendall Jenner and others, to recreate the looks they’ve been rocking lately.
If there’s one thing Gen Z fashion icon Bella Hadid knows how to do is pair any outfit she has with trendy sunglasses. Who says sunglasses have to be metal framed and/or black? We love these vanilla-coloured frames the model is sporting here, especially for spring and summer weather. It’s the perfect touch to balance out her outfit.
Get the look: Crap Eyewear Supa Phreek Sunglasses, Urban Outfitters, $114.
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A subtle ’90s nod to The Matrix
We all know that ‘90s fashion trends are making a comeback. These sunglasses (similar to what Lori Harvey has been rocking lately) are giving both The Matrix and sporty vibes that Who What Wear says is the ultimate cool-girl look – and we totally agree. They go with any outfit and we can’t wait to wear this style with a plain baby tee and a maxi skirt or a workout onesie.
Get the look: True 1990s Vintage Deadstock Black Frame Sunglasses, Etsy, $25.
A twist on the classic aviator
If you were obsessed with Miles Teller in Top Gun: Maverick like we were, then you know that aviators were everywhere last year. Well, this season they’re back in style, but with a small twist like Gigi Hadid’s. We love how this style is a bit larger and puts together any casual look.
Get the look: Ray-Ban Green & Gunmental Sunglasses, Sunglass Hut, $192.
Classic square sunglasses
You can’t go wrong with square-framed sunglasses like ‘it girl’ Jennie Kim from BLACKPINK. These frames are exactly what you need when you’re on-the-go or want to hide your eyes for an effortless airport look.
Get the look: MEETSUN Polarized Sunglasses, Amazon, $20.
Hailey Bieber and Kim Kardashian have been spotted wearing tinted, coloured sunglasses, especially as an accessory to go out to dinner or more formal events. They are a chic Y2K addition to any outfit. Addison Rae wears hers here with a super casual tank top, shorts and white sneakers. We’d probably swap out her shorts for denim ones, but we’re obsessed with the pop of red from her tinted sunglasses.
Get the look: SOJOS Small Square Polarized Sunglasses, Amazon, $21.
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