The Broke Girl’s Guide to Cheap Summer Sunglasses

The Broke Girl’s Guide to Cheap Summer Sunglasses
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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.

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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.



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Le Specs 'Rabbit Hole' Cheetah Sunnies, $49; at Koshka

Classic Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses, $5.90; at Forever 21

Red and Coral Resin Sunglasses, 25.90; at Zara

Faux Wood Retro Sunglasses, $12.95; at Gap

Quay Australia Encounter Sunglasses, $45; at ASOS

Spitfire Teddy Boy 2 Sunglasses, $39; at Forever 21

Steve Madden S5401 Shades, $40; at Steve Madden

Jeepers Peepers Cat Eye Sunglasses, $33; at ASOS

Floral Sunglasses, $7.95; at H&M

Double Bridges Sunglasses, $12; at Chic Nova

Aviator Sunglasses, $7.95; at H&M

Mink Pink Up and Away Pink Sunglasses, $52; at Pixie Market 

Spitfire 'Yazhoo' Sunnies, $37; at Koshka

Spielberg Tech Hollywood Shades, $30; at Nasty Gal

Sunglasses, $19.99; at Modcloth

Mixed Sunglasses, $29.99; at Mango

Tort Bank Round Sunglasseses, $11; at Dorothy Perkins


Classic Aviators, $29.99; at Mango

Glitter Cateye Sunglasses, $36; at Topshop

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