Spend VS Save: The Ultimate Spring Sunglasses

Shade yourself in the season's slickest frames


Words by Alba Tarragó
April 21st, 2017

Can you feel the sunshine on your skin, the smell of fresh flowers in the air and the days lasting longer? Yes, spring is here! And we can’t wait to take off our coats and put on our shades. Thus, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite styles of sunglasses that are sure to be big this season- and their cheaper alternatives.

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Edge sunglasses in black acetate by Céline, €290
Rapture black acetate sunglasses by Le Specs, €40

You may have spotted Kendall Jenner in a pair of these edgy sunglasses over the past few weeks and it looks as though they’re set to stick around for summer. Céline’s modern, architectural take on the retro cat eye is the pair of sunglasses you need this season. But of course, affordable brand Le Specs is always one step ahead and is also offering an equally lust-worthy style in a bigger frame that is somewhat more wearable on the face.

Round pink sunglasses by Fendi, €290
Transparent pink round sunglasses by & Other Stories, €29

Add a touch of colour to your outfit with these glossy pink sunglasses and tick off two trends in one; the round shape combined with transparent acetate. We love the pastel tone of this Fendi pair but these shades from & Other Stories are almost too good to beat at just 10% of the cost.




Deconstructed pantos shape sunglasses in silver by Dior, €385
Flat lens sunglasses with mirror lens by Spitfire, €38.67

Our love for the classic aviator shape holds no bounds but this updated version with mirrored lenses by Dior just made the top of our wishlist. However, coming in with a style steal is London-based eyewear brand, Spitfire, whose futuristic shades are available on ASOS.

Dark tortoise and gold cat eye sunglasses by Chanel, $1000
Black tortoiseshell smoke cat eye sunglasses by River Island, €17

Can you remember how many times you’ve seen these sunglasses on the big screen or in a magazine? The iconic feline shape from the ’60s is back (did it ever leave?) thanks to Chanel’s delectable design which has become a staple for the French house. For those who want to feel like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s but can’t afford the diamonds, we suggest you head to River Island where they have a near identical pair.

Zero round-frame sunglasses by Saint Laurent, €340
Retro chic sunnies by Quay Australia, €40

And talking about icons… Believe it or not, the style made popular by John Lennon is still alive! Saint Laurent recreated the trademark sunglasses that defined an era. We can’t resist their loyalty to the singer’s style of choice: golden metal and green-tinted lenses but Quay Australia offers the chance to stay classic at a cheaper price point.