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 Petschare 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.
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.
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.