Celebrities may see the world through red-carpet-worthy rose-coloured glasses, but come summer time, they protect those gorgeous peepers with some killer sunglass styles. From the beach to brunch, from the east coast to the west, where A-listers go, the paparazzi follows. That's why, even off-duty, celebs in the spotlight will rock an awesome pair of sunnies, to gain a little privacy, and look good doing it.
Unlike the latest "it" bags that can sometimes double as a down payment on a condo, sunglasses are usually a little more within reach for the rest of us plebes. Plus, they're a hard-working accessory that you can wear day after day without any strange looks or questionable lack-of-laundering odours. Even if you don't want to drop serious dough on designer versions, you can often find a great substitute that won't deplete your bank HOLDaccount, but will still leave you with a smile and a sunny disposition.
Here's a look at seven of our favorite stars, showing off their summer sunglass style.
Rachel Bilson can often be seen rocking the classic Ray Ban Wayfarer. There are imposters out there, but stick to the original for this timeless style.
Get the look: Ray Ban Wayfarer, $190
Gwen Stefani's signature red lip does double duty on her bright red shades. Get the look for less with this pair from Asos.
Get the look: Asos sunglasses, $13
We already know Miranda Kerr is a trendsetter, and she proves it once again in these animal-print cat-eye shades. Get a similar look from Warby Parker.
Get the look: Warby Parker, $120
Kim Kardashian made headlines for her nude bodysuit in Paris earlier this Spring. Look a little higher and you'll see an awesome pair of sunnies -- the kind of bold look she's been rocking since hooking up with Yeezus. This version from Saint Laurent mimics the straight lines and sharp look.
Get the look: Saint Laurent, $325
Sporty reflective lenses are an unusual choice for ultra-feminine, Olivia Palermo, but they add the perfect edge to her paisley-print dress. Her Westward Revolution pair retail for $180. Or get the look for less with Sunski.
Get the look: Sunski, $48
Beyoncé's sunglass collection is envy-inducing -- she appears to change sunnies as often as she changes international venues. Recently she's been seen in round-frame tortoise shell. Spot on Queen Bey!
Get the look: Nasty Gal, $48
With long flowing locks and a great sense of style, Jared Leto is arguably as fashionable as any starlet in Hollywood. Here he's a little bit country and a little bit rock n' roll look in a pair of classic aviators.
Get the look: Urban Outfitters, $14
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