Summer is finally here, and it’s finally time to start thinking about the most essential accessory of the season – sunglasses! You can never have too many shades – not only can a pair of sunglasses add some statement style to a fire ‘fit, they’re also fantastically practical – protecting your eyeballs from all those dangerous UV rays. We’ve rounded up a handful of our favorite fresh frames so you can stay protected in style. You also won’t need to break the bank to cop a pair of bold shades, as every single pair of shades is under $100!
PacSun Clear Sunglasses
Achieve instant specs appeal with this game-changing pair of sunglasses from PacSun. These all-clear sunglasses have a keyhole center, a retro-inspired round design, and a monochromatic lucite construction for a modern take on a classic pair of shades.
ROIAL Stark Sunglasses
If your taste is a little more avant-grade then, then a cop from a pair of ROIAL whose ‘Stark’ glasses for a retro-inspired look. These specs boast a quality construction, so they’re an easy investment piece for your wardrobe arsenal.
Urban Outfitters Top Gun Aviator Sunglasses
Ever since Alessandro Michele sent out aviator frames on the Spring 2017 runway, the aviator trend has become a frame of choice among the street style set and your favorite fashion A-listers. Why not test drive the grandpa-inspired trend yourself with some help from Urban Outfitters? It’s a low-cost frame, with a classic shape and the tinted lenses add some edge.
Queu Queu Ovaloid Sunglasses
“Kurt Cobain” glasses are back big, big way, and these ‘90s styles bright white eyewear are a firm fave of every style rebel and a slew of A-listers like Harry Styles, Migos’s Takeoff, and Pharrell right now. In fact, the original iconic white sunglasses by Christian Roth have even been reissued. If you can’t shell out $300 for the original, then here’s a cheaper alternative from Que Que.
R.T.CO Tern Black
We’ve already waxed lyrical about the rise of matrix glasses, and if you’re now convinced that it’s a trend to try, then these slim and oval frames from R.T.CO might be a solid place to start. They’re a quality investment piece too, having been crafted in Italy with cellulose acetate by Mazzucchelli and CR39 polymer lenses.
Urban Outfitters Chunky Square Sunglasses
Stay fresh in these wide and squared sunglasses from Urban Outfitters at a steal of a price. These chunky frames offer a molded nose bridge and curved arms for a comfortable wear, and it’s finished with tinted lenses that are 100 percent UV-protected.
Here’s another set of shades that won’t break the budget. With an easy, wearable shape – these sunglasses are perfect for those taking on the festival circuit and with a super low price tag, you won’t be too heartbroken once you inevitably lose them.
Chpo Vanessa Sunglasses
Chpo is well-known for its offering of street-fashion forward accessories at incredibly reasonable price points, and its Vanessa sunglasses in a delicious clear honey shade are no exception.
Dick Moby AMS Sunglasses
Dick Moby is an Amsterdam-based sunglasses brand known for its relaxed and wearable collection of frames, that are all made in Italy and feature lenses by ZEISS. Some of the brand’s most classic silhouettes are currently on sale, so it’s a great time to invest in a long-lasting piece from a rising brand.
ROIAL Casino Glasses
Here’s another banging pair of shades that swipes aesthetic inspo from the opulent geek chic trend pioneered by Alessandro Michele at Gucci for the past few seasons. A$AP Rocky has been seen donning the silhouette, and it’s a very easy to way to add some statement punch to your look. Luckily for you, ROIAL's silhouette doesn't compromise quality for affordability.
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