For many, sunglasses are a non-negotiable accessory to their everyday lives. Not only do they provide much-needed protection, but they are also an easy way to infuse your personal style into your wardrobe.
But designer sunglasses don’t always equate to a high price point and you can often find a stylish pair of frames at a reasonable price. So we went shopping for some very stylish sunglasses under $50, from brands you know and love like Fossil, Armani, and Vogue.
There is a reason that some sunglass shapes have found wild popularity year after year. They just look good on everybody! The upward angle of cat eye sunnies naturally lifts the face for flattering wear. This feminine frame works with every face shape making these Fossil frames a worthy addition to your collection.
Jackie Kennedy was known and loved for her stylish looks, many of which included glamorous oversized frames. Embrace the effortlessness of her style with these oversized, round frames from Vogue. They’ll instantly add a touch of sophistication and glamor to any look.
Tiny, wire-rimmed sunglasses are probably one of the first images that come to mind when you think of ‘90s-inspired sunglasses. This popular style perfectly fits the minimal silhouette of the decade which is having a major resurgence. These oval-shaped wire frames will have you on trend and on a budget for this throwback style.
Hailey Bieber is an endless style inspiration for those looking to keep on trend. Now, it’s never been easier to emulate her looks with her Vogue sunglass collaborations. Go bold with these angular, rectangular shades (available in four colorways). Don’t worry if these aren’t your style, the rest of her sunglass collection also hits at the under-$50 mark.
Barbiecore has hit its peak this summer with joyful Barbie pink plastered everywhere. These playful pink shades from Polaroid not only offer an option in the hottest color of the year but also a sensible black option for those not ready to go full plastic.
You’ve probably seen rectangular frames practically take over your Instagram feed this year as a ‘90s resurgence hits an all-time peak. This versatile, flattering shape fits almost any aesthetic, even if you’re not fully on board with the throwback trend. Embrace the minimal style of the decade with Guess frames that will work perfectly through the peak of this trend and beyond.
Tinted lenses are an easy upgrade to level up your style. Keep the base of your sunglasses in a classic shape so they still feel wearable and versatile, while the gradient-tinted lenses add a touch of unexpectedness in these Armani shades.
Guys, if you need to update your style, look no further. A rounded aviator shape from Ralph Lauren feels like a casual, effortless upgrade from the ‘70s-inspired classic style. And with a price point under $40, you’ll hear no objections.
Clear frames make an obvious choice for a pair of eyeglasses, but this translucent trend also works for your sunglass choice too. These Fossil frames are available in a clear framed tinted lens option that offers an unexpected, yet effortless frame, perfect for the hottest days of the summer.
For frames that transcend time (they’ve been popular since the ‘50s!) turn to the ever-flattering browline frames. Recently seen as a hipster fashion choice, this classic style has officially entered mainstream fashion so there is no better time to try out this trend.