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