Celebs who rock hipster frames

Here’s how to work the trendiest statement-making glasses and sunnies without looking like Harry Potter. 

Graphic design: Wong Ming Yui
Graphic design: Wong Ming Yui
15 Jun 2016

Graphic design: Wong Ming Yui

The secret to making a dorky pair look cool? A cheeky attitude. Take your cue from Elvin Ng.

Instagram: @elvinngchoonsiong

Fann Wong
Fann Wong
15 Jun 2016

Fann Wong

What makes these round, Puyi-esque glasses look so adorbs on Fann, as opposed to owlish? It’s oversized, perfectly round shape contrasts perfectly with her heart-shaped face, and loads of loads of mascara on her peepers underneath so that her eyes look bigger and more kawaii.  Who could ever mistake her for a studious nerd?

Instagram: @fannaiaiwong

GET THE LOOK: Ray-Ban Clubround glasses, $210, available from selected optical retailers islandwide

Rebecca Lim
Rebecca Lim
15 Jun 2016

Rebecca Lim

There’s something inherently cool about reflective sunnies, although it takes some boldness to wear them out and about. Also, it’s quite disconcerting to speak to someone wearing them, so they can make one seem a little standoffish. Offset that with a huge grin, like Becks here.

Instagram: @limrebecca

GET THE LOOK: Linda Farrow oversized reflective sunglasses, $460, available at Optic Butler outlets

 Chen Hanwei
Chen Hanwei
15 Jun 2016

Chen Hanwei

The actor is known for his love of statement glasses, and this pair of black frames allow him to stand out of the crowd of Lasik-ed celebs. If you’re not sure about rocking glasses this bold, try this pair from Miu Miu that has subtler black framing.

Instagram: @chenhanwei1969

GET THE LOOK: Miu Miu glasses, available from selected optical retailers islandwide

Joanne Peh
Joanne Peh
15 Jun 2016

Joanne Peh

Joanne’s classic, oversized opaque sunnies make her the most chic of all the errand-running mummies that we’ve seen.   

Instagram: @joannepeh

GET THE LOOK: Karen Walker Cosmonaut oversized sunglasses, $460, from Optic Butler outlets

Simone Heng
Simone Heng
15 Jun 2016

Simone Heng

One can’t go wrong with classic aviators, as Class 95 DJ Simone Heng and her gal pal Joey Mead King demonstrate. Funk it up with interesting detailing and unexpected shades, like this gold-hued pair from Karen Walker.

Instagram: @simoneheng

GET THE LOOK: Linda Farrow gold aviators, $1537, from Optic Butler outlets

Ying Ying
Ying Ying
15 Jun 2016

Ying Ying

The pixie-faced star of Run Rachael Run looks every bit the innocent ingenue in her oversized tortoiseshell granny glasses.

Instagram: @hereisyingying

GET THE LOOK: Owndays Made with Swarovski Zirconia glasses, $198, by Owndays

Jeffrey Xu
Jeffrey Xu
15 Jun 2016

Jeffrey Xu

These are the epitome of hipster glasses – oversized, distinctive black plastic frames that lends proud owner Jeffrey Xu a distinctly cooler vibe.

Instagram: @jeffrey_xu

GET THE LOOK: John Dillinger Eric B glasses, $198, by Owndays

Chua Enlai
Chua Enlai
15 Jun 2016

Chua Enlai

The funnyman and host wears the perfect frames to match his personality – big, loud and adorably quirky.

Instagram: @chuaenlai

GET THE LOOK: Zoo Panther sunglasses, $78 without prescription, by Owndays

Elvin Ng
Elvin Ng
15 Jun 2016

Elvin Ng

Whoever said that thin, wiry frames are out? Elvin shows how this traditionalist choice can also be hip when worn with the right attitude (and outfit).

Instagram: @elvinngchoonsiong

GET THE LOOK: Air Ultem Classic glasses in black, $198, by Owndays

Benjamin Kheng
Benjamin Kheng
15 Jun 2016

Benjamin Kheng

Most guys opt for plain black frames, but Benjamin (probably the most hipster of all the celebs in this list) demonstrates how a fine pair of fine-rimmed tortoiseshell frames goes perfectly with every hipster outfit.  

Instagram: @benjaminkheng

GET THE LOOK: Loewe VLW792M 0ACN tortoiseshell glasses, $364, from the Optic Butler

Sheila Sim
Sheila Sim
15 Jun 2016

Sheila Sim

Not that the model-actress needs any help sculpting her elfin face, but her choice of cat’s eye sunnies are the ideal shape for making one’s visage look slimmer and, well, plain chic.

Instagram: @sheila_sim

GET THE LOOK: Givenchy SGV924 700F  cat-eye sunglasses, $464, from the Optic Butler

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