11 Sunglasses We Want This Spring — All Under $75

Major bang for your buck.

By Katherine Fluor
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Anyone else so ready for Daylight Savings to start this weekend? We’ll be celebrating the extra hour of daylight the best way we know how: drinking margaritas and dining al fresco (all wearing the cute spring outfits we’ve been dying to bust out of our closets.) With warmer days just around the corner, it’s time to bare our shoulders and soak up the sun — and that means buying a few pairs of shades for the sunny days to come.

Like a great pair of sandals, sunglasses are an absolute necessity to complete any warm-weather look. Because we can’t afford to lose (or break, sigh) another $250 pair, we’re opting for the less-is-more attitude when it comes to sunnies.

From polarized shades for lake days, cateye for day parties, and oversized for extra coverage (or those rough mornings) we’ve rounded up the best sunglasses you can buy this season… all for a sweet price under $75.

featured image by J.Crew

Le Spec sunglasses

Le Specs, Air Heart Sunglasses

Here’s another reason to wish for sunny skies, all the time! These cool Le Specs sunglasses have cat-eye frames that are more angular and substantial than the usual, and a beautiful tortoiseshell finish.

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Quay, After Hours Sunglasses

Boldly oversized and styled with a uniquely shaped silhouette, these Quay sunglasses are a pair that will add a statement-making look to any outfit.

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J.Crew, Veranda Cateye Sunglasses

These cuties are part of J.Crew’s latest collection of sunnies. Colorful frames, stylish shapes and (the kicker) they won’t cost more than a fancy dinner out. With a classic cateye, these look good on pretty much everybody. Fun fact: The shades of the UV-protective lenses were chosen to specifically complement each individual frame in the collection.

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Madewell, Indio Sunglasses

The round shape of these sunglasses is very flattering on smaller faces, and the metal detail adds a retro-cool touch. With gray, blue, or tortoiseshell colors to choose from, these could work with any spring outfit.

asos retro sandwich sunglasses

ASOS Retro Sandwich Sunglasses

We love a good throwback, and these retro sunglasses are easy to slip on with your activewear after barre class. Top the look off with a light bomber and you’ve mastered athleisure while hardly breaking a sweat.

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Sunski, Olema Sunglasses

Inspired by vintage clip-on sunglasses, these lightweight and polarized shades are anything but fragile. But hey, accidents happen, and Sunski stands by their lifetime warranty: They’ll repair or replace any catastrophic damage free of charge. Broken frames, busted lenses, dog chew marks—you’re covered. We love the blue mirrored style — so fun for hanging on the water this summer.

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Le Specs, Carmito Sunglasses

With a subtly squared off design and chunky, clear frames, these Le Specs sunglasses are an ultra-cool pair you’ll want to have on hand this spring.

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Komono The Vivian Rose Quartz Sunglasses

Watermelon glasses? Hello, summer. We love that these pink and green-blue shades are equipped with scratch-resistant polycarbonate lenses, so you can adventure without the fear.

Diff eyewear sunglasses

DIFF Eyewear Carson Sunglasses

Throw on the Carson by DIFF Eyewear when you want to keep things casual but classy. Thick acetate frame and polarized, scratch resistant lenses that provide 100% UVA/UVB protection. Socially conscious + charitable at heart, DIFF Eyewear will donate a pair of glasses for every pair sold.

free people zoe angular sunglasses

Free People Zoe Angular Sunglasses

We love these oversized thick framed sunnies, featured in an angular design. With 6 colors to choose from at a $20 price point, we’ll take 3 for spring, please.

crap eyewear the downtown purr sunglasses

Crap Eyewear the Downtown Purr Sunglasses

Oversized is back. This chic, oversized square silhouette is here to keep you covered on those rough mornings and sunny afternoons.