As if Hollywood’s sunglass revolution wasn’t enough of a reason for you to treat yourself to a new pair shades, summer is just around the corner, which means you’ll need a set of frames now more than ever! While the UV-shielding lenses have always served a functional purpose, sunglasses have officially become a fashion accessory that celebs don’t go anywhere without. From the next-gen supermodels’ (think: Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber and Kendall Jenner) obsession with teeny tiny ’90s-inspired shades to always-classic aviator and cat eye frames, we talked to celebrity stylist Rob Zangardi (i.e. the man behind Jennifer Lopez’s fab fashion) to get his take on the hottest sunglass trends for summer.
Along with his business partner Mariel Haenn, Zangardi is the creative director of Privé Revaux Eyewear, a super affordable sunglass and opticals brand aimed at making trendy designs at an affordable price point. And because Haenn and Zangardi’s client roster includes Hollywood heavyweights like JLo, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevingne, Mila Kunis and Heidi Klum to name a few, the brand’s frames are everywhere. Cool girls Ashley Benson and Madelaine Petsch are also ambassadors and collaborators, and Zangardi shared that he loves the line because it allows people to treat sunglasses as an accessory to experiment with rather than a precious commodity.
At just $29.95 a pair, Privé Revaux shades are all polarized and sun safe, while still being super cute. So whether you are looking to recreate the Hadid sisters’ slender shades or want a larger shield shape a la JLo, keep scrolling for eight celeb-approved sunglass styles!
The Pop of Color
Riverdale actress Madelaine Petsch collaborated with Privé Revaux on a just-launched line of playful frames, including The Candy, which combines two trends in one. While Zangardi isn’t personally a fan of tiny shades because they aren’t always the most flattering, he says the style is a fun throwback and the colored lenses on this pair only add to the appeal. $29.95, priverevaux.com
The Gold Accent
Scandal star Kerry Washington was just spotted in The Jetsetter. This gold-embellished take on your classic squoval (a cross between square and oval) frame flatters most face shapes. $29.95, priverevaux.com
If you’ve ever dreamed of wearing glasses but don’t actually need a prescription, the brand has a line of clear shades that include a blue-light blocking technology to protect eyes from the rays given off by device screens. Zangardi said JLo loves the prescription-less Alchemist frames to keep her shielded on days she is glued to her phone. $29.95, priverevaux.com
The Classic Cat Eye
Hailee Steinfeld is a fan of subtle feline contour of The Hepburn (yes, named after *that* leading lady). While certain styles may come and go, Zangardi confirmed there are some shapes that simply last forever. $29.95, priverevaux.com
The Mirror Image
Former Pretty Little Liar star Ashley Benson has been seen wearing The Madam oversized mirrored lenses that hits on many of Zangardi’s trend points. While Ash is a fan of the black, they also come in red, pink and blue for a more colorful take. $29.95, priverevaux.com
As Zangardi told Us, both round frames and cat eyes are big for summer, and this hybrid Heartbreaker design modeled by Cara Delevingne kills two birds with one stone. $29.95 priverevaux.com
The Updated Aviator
While the iconic style comes in many shapes and sizes, Mila Kunis is a fan of the DaveO, which has a round frame for a more modern take. $29.95, priverevaux.com
The stylist admitted that it takes a certain level of confidence to pull off a straight-across shield style, so it should come as no surprise that no one loves The Coco more than Lopez. $29.95, priverevaux.com