They’re the ones that look expensive, but won’t break the bank.
Finding a pair of sunglasses that suit your style, and face shape can almost be as difficult as finding “the one” (well, in terms of a perfectly-fitting swimsuit, that is!). So much so, we all need a little help to guide us in the right direction with our eyewear choices for s/s 19. Yes, there’s designer options that, of course, will look effortlessly amazing. But if like us you can sit on said sunglasses, lose them in a handbag somewhere or leave them at the beach bar then making the investment isn’t such a great idea. This is why we’ve found affordable options that look just as good as those expensive pairs.
These are the luxe looking sunglasses from Le Specs and Ray Ban to Mango and Arket, that not only look stylish and chic, they’re also all under £100. See below for the 10 sunglasses we would actually like to look after this time.
Le Specs La Dolce Vita octagon-frame tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses
Getting a pair of sunnies in a directional shape is a game changer. Le Specs has tonnes of styles that’ll suit so many different face shapes, and this resin pair is perfect for the more angular face types. They also come in pink to make them even more summer-appropriate.
£80, Le Specs
Uterqüe square sunglasses
Oversized styles are best for those with a larger face rather than petite to keep them in proportion. Zara’s sister brand, Uterqüe, is the destination for statement pieces that’ll make everyone ask where you got it from. Case in point: square, oversized tortoiseshell sunglasses.
Elizabeth & James McKinley oval-frame acetate sunglasses
Okay, so they’re £5 over budget, but what’s a fiver between friends when we’re introducing these beauties to you? The sorbet shade will look gorgeous on all skin tones and the oval shape is flattering on an oval face shape.
£105, Elizabeth & James
Mango squared frame sunglasses
If you’re a fan of the retro Seventies square style, then these will be right up your street. The olive lenses and sleek rimless style will work perfectly with floaty floral dresses this season.
Ray-Ban arista sunglasses
Classic, stylish and they’ll go with anything you wear. We can always rely on Ray-Ban for affordable sunglasses that’ll go the distance – if you don’t sit on them or lose them in the depths of your handbag, that is.
Zara square cat eye sunglasses
If you want an update on the classic rounded cat eyes, then it’s all about the pointed style. Creating a whole new edge, it takes away the retro feel and brings them straight into 2019.
Ace & Tate Donna sunglasses
Not only do Arket stock their own amazing sunglasses collection that are all under £100 they also have go-to brand, Ace & Tate. This chunky square pair will look effortlessly chic with tailored separates for summer. Note: they also come in a bright blue, if you dare.
£98, Ace & Tate
& Other Stories angular aviator sunglasses
The aviator is one of those classic styles that suit many people, but can often look the same – until this emerald lense & Other Stories pair, that is. The gold rim and chic hue will look perfect with a white shirt dress, gold hoop earrings and raffia accessories.
£23, & Other Stories
Pilgrim Jeneva sunglasses
The jewellery brand we can’t get enough of also does sunglasses, too. From round oversized styles to aviators and cat eye – the under £80 styles will see you through summer in style.
Arket round metal sunglasses
If you want to see life thorough rose tinted lenses, quite literally, then this is the pair for you. Pink is big news this season, so why not update your eyewear collection with a rounded pair from Arket. Flattering on almost every face shape, they also come in brown or navy if you want to play it safe.
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