Georgia May Jagger has been Sunglass Hut’s global ambassador for three years running, which means a) she has tried on a lot of sunglasses and b) she’s always in the know when it comes to the season’s must-have styles. So of course we jumped at the opportunity to talk shop with the model! With spring officially upon us, finding the perfect pair of shades (or two!) to complement our warm-weather wardrobes has never been more imperative, and we turned to Jagger for the scoop on what’s in and out for the season. Plus, she even shared some handy tips for prolonging the life of your precious sunnies, so keep reading for our exclusive interview and to shop her favorites.
WHO WHAT WEAR: Let’s talk about the Sunglass Hut S/S 16 collection: Which styles are your favorites and why?
GEORGIA MAY JAGGER: My go-to look this summer will be high-waisted shorts paired with a fun top, bright lips, strappy metallic sandals, and retro round sunnies from Ray-Ban with purple lenses. It’s the perfect look to carry you through from day to night.
Once you have basic black sunglasses in your collection, you have to add in a bit of color. I love these translucent blue frames from Coach, and the pop of purple from Dolce & Gabbana. It’s like shoes; you have classic black pumps and trainers but always need a variety depending upon your mood!
Summer is the perfect season to try something new and have fun with your look.
WWW: What do you predict is going to be the biggest sunglasses trend this year?
GMJ: There are so many amazing styles at Sunglass Hut this spring and summer. Lots of brands are playing with metal frames and unique shapes for the first time. Prada, Giorgio Armani, and even Ray-Ban are trending with the brow-bar style, which I can’t get enough of!
Ray-Ban recently launched a new style called the Clubround, a classic style reinvented that I think shoppers are going to love. They are versatile and fit most face shapes. Plus, they come in fun different colors and mirrored lenses.
WWW: Speaking of mirrored lenses, do you think they are here to stay?
GMJ: Yes, I think they are here to stay! This year the mirrored lenses are evolving a bit with gradient styles. Last year, we saw bright mirror colors like blues, oranges, and reds, which are still hot, but now I’m into the more subdued tones like rose gold, lavender, light blue, and silver.
WWW: What do you think is the most universally flattering sunglass shape?
GMJ: Aviators are a classic unisex style that has been around for decades and looks good on everyone. Most brands carried at Sunglass Hut have their own versions of aviators, which is nice too. You can go glam with chain details from Michael Kors or keep it simple with classics from Coach and Ray-Ban.
WWW: Who is your sunglass style icon?
GMJ: There are so many women and men who have influenced my sunglass style throughout the years. Who I want to channel that day really just depends on my mood. Twiggy’s retro rounds, Marilyn’s chic cat eyes, Jackie’s oversize moments, and even Johnny Cash’s sunglass swagger have all inspired me. I’ve always looked up to my mum for everything style related. Seeing her wear oversize glamorous frames, cat-eye styles with bright red lips, and sparkly jewels always inspired me.
WWW: If you had to pick one pair of sunglasses to wear for the rest of the year, which ones would they be and why?
GMJ: OMG I could never pick just one. Ray-Ban Round mirrored frames, Ray-Ban Erika with the velvet finish, and anything Miu Miu. It’s a good idea to have a few sunglass selections. Just like you have more than one pair of shoes, it’s worth investing in building a sunglass wardrobe. Would you wear the same pair to work out and then go to a wedding?
WWW: What’s your favorite pair of sunglasses in your personal collection?
GMJ: There was a pair of vintage red Ray-Ban Wayfarers that my sister took from my mum’s closest years ago, and I just had to have them. I took them from my sister, and they became my absolute favorite pair because they were so cool and classic. Then, my brother took them from me on tour with his band! I couldn’t be mad, because it became the family joke!
WWW: Have you adopted any vintage sunnies from your mother or father?
GMJ: Growing up, I remember my parents always wearing the classic Ray-Ban styles. My siblings and I still borrow them to this day. We wanted to look cool like Mum and Dad.
WWW: Finish this statement: Sunglasses are best paired with…
GMJ: Everything! They are the perfect go-to accessory. Sunglasses can dress up an outfit in an instant. Plus, for days I don’t want to wear makeup, it’s the best answer for paparazzi protection!
WWW: Do you think there is a strategy in picking the right shades for your look? If so, can you share your secrets?
GMJ: It’s important to have a good time when shopping for your sunglasses. Be confident and try different trends bring a friend with me for advice. I never thought round sunglasses would look good with my face shape, and now they are my favorite. When I shop for sunglasses, I like to and try on tons of pairs. It’s about finding a style you feel comfortable in, and sunglasses are the perfect accessory to bring your look together.
WWW: Is there a sunglass shape you usually avoid?
GMJ: I don’t usually avoid different shapes, but I tend to go with more subdued styles. Patterns like floral prints or overly bejeweled frames are really pretty on the runway and to look at, but I’m much more of a classic sunnies girl.
WWW: Do you have any tricks for when lenses get scratched?
GMJ: When it comes to scratched lenses, I have to admit I’m an offender like everyone else. You can’t really do anything once your sunglasses get scratched, but I’ve learned working with Sunglass Hut ways for that not to happen. Here are some key tricks I’ve learned from the wonderful store associates:
- Use the special micro cleaning cloth that comes with the frames. Don’t clean your glasses on your shirt or use tissues.
- Always put your glasses in a case to protect them!
- Clean your glasses regularly. Dirt and oil from makeup builds up over time.
- Try not to put your glasses on top of your head like a headband, because they will stretch out and get scratched.
What is your favorite sunglass shape for spring? Tell us in the comments below!