New summer shades are a must and there are endless stylish options that won’t break the bank, or leave you overly stressed if they get a bit bent after being shoved into your bag along with all of your other Summer essentials.
My personal philosophy on sunglasses is to have one pair that are quality for year round and actually keep them protected in the case so that they don’t get too much wear and tear from being toted around everywhere. I am still loyal to my vintage Ray-Ban pair I purchased in Italy about two years ago. But these are not the pair I would bring with me while dodging waves at the beach.
Instead, have a pair… or several that you can bring along for all of your Summer activities, not have to worry about losing, and look stylish while doing so! Here are some of my top sunglasses picks for summer, found in various shapes, colors, sizes, and patterns, that can be bought without shelling out much cash at all.
Cat eye sunglasses are all the rage this Spring and these “Extreme Cat Eye Sunglasses” from Urban Outfitters will have you following the trend to the max. If you are looking for an even more retro option, this pair also comes in a vibrant red hue. In addition to looking trendy, this oversized fit is sure to keep you shielded from the harsh summer sun.
When I think affordable, Forever 21 immediately comes to mind. I found these two patterned pairs and was immediately thinking of all the outfits I could pair with them. Add edge to any look with the striped, modern pair or a bit of femininity with the adorable floral patterned pair. At a mere $5.80, these options are the perfect price for styles that may be your go-to for everyday.
H&M never fails to be inexpensive, but still classy. I love this unique, round shape and the tortoise shell frames that will go with any ensemble. Try them with anything from a flouncy pleated skirt, to a great pair of jeans and a motorcycle jacket for cooler days.
This pair, also from Urban Outfitters, is reminiscent of my beloved Ray-Bans. They are also budget friendly at about half the price! Pair them with your swimsuit, a lightweight button up, and some jean shorts for a relaxed day at the beach.
At less than 2 dollars, this Forever 21 pair is practically a steal! With their fun turquoise hue, you will definitely be turning heads. This universally flattering “Butterfly” style also comes in fuchsia, white, and black.
This fun aviator pair, with their oversized shape, are perfect for steamy summer days that don’t allow for makeup. You will be left looking put together, and edgy when seen in this affordable pair at less than 10 dollars.
So, when it comes to purchasing your summer shades, don’t forget to consider the price. Leave your break-the-bank pair(s) at home when out on all your summer excursions, and instead head out in one of these worry free options. Which summer shades are you dying to try?