When Beyoncé and Alexa Chung wear new sunglasses shapes, you know they’re going to be big news…
The sun is out, our summer dresses are on and now we need sunglasses to complete the look. Oh, and to protect us from harmful UV rays, of course.
Shortly after bringing you the best shades to suit all face shapes (every single pair of which rings it at under £100 shades), we’ve decided it’s time to show you the sunglasses that the A-listers have been wearing out and about. And it’s certainly an eclectic mix…
While Kate Middleton (aka the Duchess of Cambridge) sticks to her favourite classic Ray-Bans, supermodel Naomi Campbell has been putting her best fashion foot forward in fierce cat-eyes. Then there’s Priyanka Chopra and Alexa Chung, both of whom have been working some seriously retro 90s oval and rectangle frames.
Although it’s tempting to go for trend-led sunglasses (like the super skinny shades that barely covered pupils last year) it’s better to go for styles that suit you. With the resurgence of more wearable over-sized and aviator pairs that have already been approved by Beyoncé, investing in the right ones has been made easier with the help of some of our favourite stars.
Continue to see the eight sunglasses that the A-listers are backing this summer.
Fendi oversized square-frame tortoiseshell sunglasses
Be more Beyoncé is a mantra we, of course, always approve of. And Queen Bey has moved away from super skinny shades in favour of over-sized square.
Chic and wearable? Trust us when we say this style is worth the extra investment.
Saint Lauren cat-eye acetate sunglasses
When supermodel Naomi Campbell attends the Valentino couture show, of course she’s going to make an entrance. Steal her standout style with triangular cat-eye sunglasses that’ll take any outfit up a notch – not that the top-to-toe Valentino in Naomi’s case needs it.
Saint Lauren, £196
Le Specs outta love black
The 90s’ favourite oval sunnies are back and we, along with Alexa Chung, fully approve.
From festivals to weddings and everything in between we guarantee these will be your new everyday pair.
Le Specs, £32
Mango acetate frame sunglasses
Ashley Graham recently attended the CDFA Fashion Awards, and the model won in the style stakes with a chic all-black ensemble. Those shades, though? Perfection.
Make like Graham and opt for a simple, over-sized pair, as it will go with any outfit you choose – look to Mango for the perfect affordable option.
Zimmermann juno D-frame acetate sunglasses
Olivia Palermo never fails in the fashion department: in fact, we often look to OP’s Instagram for outfit inspo. This time around, though, it’s her sunglasses we’re coveting, as that cream Zimmermann pair will look just as good with a fancy frock as they will with jeans, a T-shirt and trainers.
Topshop nostalgia rectangle sunglasses
Actor Priyanka Chopra has made us want to wear rectangle sunglasses with a suit. So much so, we’ve rounded up some of the best summer suits (here) and found an under £20 version of her exact shades, below.
Ray-Ban RB2185 wayfarer II evolve polarised sunglasses
This isn’t the first time Kate Middleton has been spotted in a pair of Ray-Ban’s and we predict it won’t be the last.
The Duchess of Cambridge opts for a classic rounded shape and we’ve found a similar pair for you to shop right now.
Ray Ban, £172
River Island gold tone textured aviator sunglasses
Aviator sunglasses are firmly back on the fashion map. The timeless style not only works with any look, they also suit most face shapes.
Snap up a bargain pair for under £15, especially if, like us, you have a habit of mislaying/ sitting on specs…
River Island, £12
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