You don’t need us to tell you that today’s retail landscape makes it a cinch to look as though you’ve shelled out serious cash on key trends and seasonal must-haves—without having to sacrifice your budget. One area where we’re especially keen on saving? Sunglasses.
Sunglasses are to summer what boots are to winter—in other words, an absolute necessity—but if you browse various department stores and retailers, you might find yourself facing a serious case of sticker shock encountering numbers like $500. Yes, $500, for something that you’ll inevitably end up losing in a cab, or breaking at the beach.
Luckily, the amount of seriously cool, on-trend shades out there that cost less than a night out—less than a latte, in some cases—is vast. Here, we’ve rounded up 20 of our faves—from classic aviators to fashion-forward cat-eye and pastel styles. And they’re all under $50. Yes, $50.