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If you love Lizzo's fun, empowering pop anthems and her bold fashion choices, you may want to try copying the body-positive star’s sunglasses style.
First, let's take a look at Lizzo's life, songs and style. Then we’ll talk a bit about her sunglasses collaboration with Quay Australia so you can learn where to buy Lizzo sunglasses and how you can add a dash of the star’s signature style to your look.
Lizzo, pop icon and trendsetter
If you're not a longtime fan of the indie-musician-turned pop star, you may wonder: Is Lizzo her real name? Lizzo was born in Detroit as Melissa Viviane Jefferson. She grew up in Houston and got involved in the indie hip hop music scene, rapping and playing the flute. In 2013, Lizzo released her first album, “Lizzobangers.”
Lizzo is known for her self-assured style, which is bold, daring, glam and totally unique. Lizzo often dons daring colors like lime, hot pink and ruby red, as well as tight, sequined off-the-shoulder tops, dresses and rompers. She’s “a beacon for self-love, acceptance, and joy,” Teen Vogue writes. When Time chose Lizzo as 2019 Entertainer of the Year, they declared her “loud, fun and effervescent.”
Just listen to the lyrics of the most popular Lizzo songs. “Mirror, mirror on the wall / Don't say it, ’cause I know I’m cute,” Lizzo sings in her hit, “Juice.” In songs like “Juice” and “Good as Hell,” Lizzo projects total confidence in herself and her style. Having a down day? Playing Lizzo’s music— and cranking up the volume — is a surefire pick-me-up.
Lizzo songs you should know
According to Time magazine when naming Lizzo Entertainer of the Year in 2019, even if you think you don’t know who Lizzo is, you know. But if you’re not super familiar with Lizzo songs, here are a few of her biggest hits to listen to and maybe even learn by heart:
“Juice” – A fun, upbeat song about celebrating yourself and lifting up others: “If I’m shinin’, everybody gonna shine.”
“Good as Hell” – A breakup and female empowerment anthem about believing in yourself: “You know you a star, you can touch the sky.”
“Truth Hurts” – The ultimate kiss-off song: “And that’s the sound of me not calling you back.”
If those songs get you in a good mood, and you want more, check out these Lizzo albums: “Cuz I Love You,” “Big GRRRL Small World” or Lizzo’s debut album, “Lizzobangers.”
Lizzo and Chris Evans
Lizzo recently had a heartwarming social media exchange with “Captain America” actor Chris Evans after she got up the courage to direct message her crush.
The actor responded to the “Good as Hell” singer and let it slip that he’s a Lizzo fan with an emoji-laden message.
Many fans are following these exchanges, wondering if there’s love, or just a new friendship, brewing.
Quay x Lizzo sunglasses
In the summer of 2020, Lizzo and Quay Australia launched the Quay x Lizzo line, a limited-time product line that included sunglasses, blue light glasses and even face masks. Lizzo called the Quay brand “cool and fresh, but also inclusive and attainable” — attributes that are important to the star.
Here are some of the styles included in the Quay x Lizzo line:
Flex sunglasses – Cool cat-eyes with plastic frames in an eye-catching yellow-green color.
Icy Embellished sunglasses – Black square frames encrusted with pink rhinestones.
Totally Buggin sunglasses – 90s-inspired cat-eyes with translucent purple and pink plastic frames.
Seeing Stars sunglasses – Round metal frames with star cutouts and lenses of green fading into pink.
Transcend sunglasses – Rimless, shield-shaped sunglasses with shimmery rainbow lenses.
These Lizzo sunglasses all have one thing in common: They can be added to just about any outfit to make a big, splashy statement.
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Get Lizzo's sunglasses look
Not everyone can pull off Lizzo’s bold style. Want to give it a shot? Go for glam and retro looks in fun colors or studded with gems. Here are a few styles of sunglasses from other brands you might want to try:
Oakley Top Knot sunglasses – A modern twist on the cat-eye, these sunglasses come in several colors, including black frames with Prizm rose gold polarized lenses and tortoise with Prizm sapphire blue polarized lenses.
Not sure Lizzo’s look is a fit for you? Take our sunglasses personality quiz to find the right pair. And see your eye doctor if you wear glasses and think you’d like to try prescription sunglasses to keep your eyes safe on sunny days.
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Lizzo's best style moments. Teen Vogue. October 2020.
Time 2019 Entertainer of the Year - Lizzo. Time. Accessed May 2021.
Lizzo – Juice official video. YouTube. January 2019.
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In praise of “Good as Hell,” the song that believes in you even when you don’t. NPR. November 2018.
Here are the lyrics to Lizzo’s “Good as Hell.” Billboard. September 2019.
Here are the lyrics to Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts.” Billboard. June 2019.
Lizzo - Big GRRRL Small World. Pitchfork. December 2015.
Lizzo got tipsy and DM’d Chris Evans — and he responded. Glamour. April 2021.
Quay x Lizzo’s bold sunglasses collaboration is finally here. Marie Claire. May 2020.
Lizzo just dropped a sunglasses collection with Quay Australia encouraging people to vote. Seventeen. August 2020.
Flex sunglasses. Quay Australia. Accessed May 2021.
Icy Embellished sunglasses. Quay Australia. Accessed May 2021.
Totally Buggin sunglasses. Quay Australia. Accessed May 2021.
Seeing Stars sunglasses. Quay Australia. Accessed May 2021.
Transcend sunglasses. Dillards. Accessed May 2021.
Jazmine sunglasses. Foster Grant. Accessed May 2021.
Foster Grant Elsie sunglasses. Foster Grant. Accessed May 2021.
Oakley Top Knot sunglasses. Oakley. Accessed May 2021.
Page published in May 2021
Page updated in January 2022