white sunglasses the ultimate summer hairstyle

The Best Summer 2015 Hairstyle? White Sunglasses.

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Dude, styling in the summer is lame. In two hours, your hair is full of salt, stuck to your face, or wilted down and glued to your backsweat. What’s a gal to do? Ditch the fancy French twists for a month or two and opt for easy-peasy style: white sunglasses.

Are sunglasses a hair accessory? You bet your ballerina bun. Here’s some familiar faces of celebrity ladies looking low-effort chic in white sunnies:

Emma Watson in White Rayban Wayfarers
Emma Watson with a short sidepart in White Rayban Wayfarers (similar)

Emma’s not the only celeb in love with white Wayfarers – we’ll always have Paris:

Paris Hilton in White Rayban Wayfarer sunglasses
Paris Hilton in White Rayban Wayfarer sunglasses

As do Drew Barrymore and Hayden Panettiere:

Drew Barrymore in White Wayfarers
Drew Barrymore in White Wayfarers

Hayden Panetierre White Wayfarers

But what does the other Emma do for white shades?

Emma Roberts in 60s-70s Hippie White Sunglasses
Emma Roberts in 60s-70s Hippie White Sunglasses and sporting a half-up, half-down blonde hairstyle

Coat is Gucci Resort 2007, floral.

Christina Aguilera digs white sunglasses, both in this ultra-femme va-va-voom hairstyle…

Christina Aguilera in Marc Jacobs sunglasses with a wild curly blonde bombshell hairstyle
Christina Aguilera in Marc Jacobs sunglasses with a wild curly blonde bombshell hairstyle

…and rockin’ a wee hipster influence with Bettie-Page-but-choppier bangs, a 90s-worthy flannel and White Super Classic sunglasses.

Christina Aguilera Sunglasses Super Sunglasses
Christina Aguilera Sunglasses Super Sunglasses

Of course our girl Taylor Swift, who adopts and destroys literally every style, has rocked this look six ways to Sunday:

Taylor Swift RED Shoot White Cateye Sunglasses
Taylor Swift RED Shoot White Cateye Sunglasses (similar, $10) with half-up hair
Taylor Swift White Sunglasses Oversized 21IS Prada with simple updo and printed bowler
Taylor Swift White Sunglasses Oversized 21IS Prada with simple updo and printed bowler

Taylor’s even gone the white Wayfarer route (though her best publicized Wayfarer looks are cherry red and light pink):

Taylor Swift in white Rayban Wayfarer Sunglasses
Taylor Swift in white Rayban Wayfarer Sunglasses

Ariana Grande does a different take on the look with this super retro pair, but she kept her standard high-ponytail hairstyle…

Ariana Grande White Fur Soft Jacket High Ponytail Round White Glasses
Ariana Grande White Fur Soft Jacket High Ponytail Round White Glasses

But how can you style it for a summery look that’s so 2015 and not J.Lo-circa-Bennifer-1? Here are a few general tips aside from copying the celebs above:

  • Wear a mid-high ponytail. It doesn’t have to be Ariana level, but that 50s-cheerleader effect is super charming this way.
  • WOMAN-WHITE-SUNGLASSES-CAR scarf hairstyleWrap it in a scarf or headwrap. Think Hitchcockian heroine in a convertible – rawr.
  • Don’t skip the (spray) tan. Skin cancer is very un-chic, but everything white looks better with a tan, so go Mystic up and then rock these shades.
  • Go strategically sleeker or messier. Street/beach style calls for a messy bun, ruffles and shrimpy shorts with your white shades, but if you’re channeling that St. Tropez resort life, a retro wrap one-piece, wedges and ultra-pulled back hair is a must. (Remember Mia Wallace at the end of Pulp Fiction?)

What do you guys think of the white sunglasses look? Is it the go-to summer hair accessory for lazy gals like me?

6 thoughts on “The Best Summer 2015 Hairstyle? White Sunglasses.”

  1. Sunglasses are my secret to a bad hair day! Resting them on your head like a headband makes everyone ignore your hair. Love this collection of stars all sharing their love of the classic summer white sunglasses. I used to have a pair – guess I’ll need to get ’em again. Thank you for sharing at Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party, I am pinning this.

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