10 sunglasses for getting your rock star on
After the recent crop of super successful biopics on stars like Elton John and Freddie Mercury, becoming a rock star has never looked cooler as a career option. But if you’re not a natural behind the mike, or don’t have the talent with a guitar that’s required to finance a megastar lifestyle, our edit of 10 pairs of sunglasses will see you reach number one in the style stakes… the private jet however, is down to you.
1 – Hollywood Forever by Gucci
These supersized glasses are big on bling, for Elton John’s flamboyant star style.
Crystal-encrusted Hollywood Forever sunglasses, Gucci, €900
2 – Wayfarer by Ray-Ban
From The Blues Brothers, to Blondie and Michael Jackson, everyone has been seen in Ray Ban’s classic sunglasses.
Wayfarer Ease sunglasses, Ray-Ban, €192
3 – Cristal Rock Star by Superdry
For when you’re feelin’ kinda Elvis Presley, Hawaii-era.
Cristal Rock Star sunglasses, Superdry, €40
4 – Rockstar argent by Privé Revaux
Make like Lady Gaga on stage, without the unconventional wardrobe.
Silver Rockstar, Privé Revaux, €17 (on sale at Krys)
5 – Hindsight by Quay Australia
Rapper-style swag, just like Jenny from the block: J-Lo has a collaboration with this edgy Australian brand.
Hindsight sunglasses, Quay Australia, €55
6 – Crew by Jimmy Fairly
Best worn with streetwear and dad sneakers, in one of Kanye West’s futuristic music videos.
Crew sunglasses, Jimmy Fairly, €129
7 – Rhodeo by Thierry Lasry
Kurt Cobain would have rocked these in the 1990s, with a checked shirt and stonewashed ripped jeans.
Rhodeo sunglasses, Rhude x Thierry Lasry, €450
8 – Bohemian Rhapsody by Louis Vuitton
Be queen – or king – of the night, with these sunglasses directly inspired by Freddie Mercury.
Bohemian Rhapsody, Louis Vuitton, €420
9 – Scientist Mix by Acne Studios
John Lennon made round-lens hippie glasses a cult classic and more recently, they’ve been brought back up to date by Rihanna.
Gold and black Scientist Mix sunglasses by Acne Studios, €300
10 – Outdoorsman Craft by Ray-Ban
It was The Doors’ Jim Morrison who sang Waiting for the Sun and these aviators are perfect for the heatwave.
Outdoorsman Craft sunglasses, Ray-Ban, €242