Summer can be a very expensive time of year with all those holidays, parties, festivals, and BBQs! It is a time when many people want or need to save that little extra bit of cash, so cutting back on clothing and accessories for many is a necessity.
Whatever budget you are on, we have put together this handy guide to help you decide between designer sunglasses or their more affordable lookalikes.
Keep reading to find out more.
These horn rimmed sunglasses are an essential style which you need to have in your eyewear collection.
These Ray-Ban sunnies feature a thick black frame along the top, black lenses, and some gold embellishments.
Ray-Ban is a name which just epitomizes quality and style, and is loved by fashionistas worldwide.
You could also get the look for less with the MEXX 6311.
These trendy sunglasses are very similar in design to the Ray-Ban Clubmaster, but at a more affordable cost.
These sunnies feature the same black frames, black lenses and gold embellishment detail.
Wayfarers are another classic design of sunglasses, which look fabulous on just about everyone.
We love these Ray-Ban tortoiseshell sunglasses which are so on-trend.
The tortoiseshell is really in-vogue this season and is a nice change from plain black sunnies.
These sunnies also feature red temples to add an extra pop of colour to your look.
Cute Margeaux sunnies were on sale @bananarepublic when I got them. Totally classic look with a little edge and good way to shop when you can't afford to buy all the sunnies (or anything else) you want. They go with everything. True, they weren't super cheap like my cute aviators from #americaneagleoutfitters (which are another classic look I'll feature), but they will last and never go out of style. Now you can have a drink or two with all the money you saved and look tres chic doing it. 🍸😎#bananarepublic #tortoiseshellsunglasses #tortoiseshellsunnies #classic #alwaysinstyle #sunnies #thelookforless
You could also get the look for less with the Savannah 8121 – Tortoise (Sunglasses).
These designer lookalikes feature the same tortoiseshell pattern, gold detailing, and brown tinted lenses.
They are made from a soft grip rubber material which will help prevent them from sliding off your face in the heat!
The classic retro aviators are a key trend which all discerning fashionistas should own.
These stunning Celine aviator sunglasses are pricey, but absolutely beautiful.
We adore the brown tinted lenses and frame, and the gold temples and nose bridge.
This brown shade would suit everyone, but particularly fair or blonde ladies who might prefer a ‘softer’ colour of eyewear compared to the classic black.
Alternatively, you could get these much more affordable alternatives – the Solo Collection W33.
These simple yet trendy sunnies feature the same brown lenses and frame, as well as a similar double nose bridge which makes them look a little more designer.
Round sunglasses are no longer just ‘geek chic.’
This year, they have become incredibly fashionable, and have been spotted on fashionable celebrities and bloggers.
We love these silver mirrored round sunglasses from Oliver Peoples.
Their design is simplicity at its very best, with the thin silver frame and lenses.
These sunnies are also available in eight other gorgeous colours, so take your pick!
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Alternatively, you could go for the Polaroid PLD 4052/S, which have a very similar look with the silver frame.
The lenses on this pair are not mirrored though, but they have a similar look with the grey tint.
If you’re headed off to uni this year, why not take a look at our top picks of glasses for students?
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