I’ve been getting questions lately about what sunglasses are in style for 2023, and where to shop for them, so I dug up this save or splurge post from the archives and updated it for the current season.
But first, a little story… I used to buy the cheapest sunglasses I could find because I would usually manage to lose them before the season was over. I thought I wasn’t responsible enough for nice sunglasses.
Then one day back in 2008, I was shopping with a friend, and I decided to experiment with a pair of quality shades. My reasoning was, if I actually paid money for a decent pair of sunglasses, maybe I’d be more careful with them.
We spent hours at Nordstrom that day, trying on all the sunglasses, and I finally chose a moderately priced pair — they were Michel Kors or Kate Spade or something in that range. I distinctly remember trying them both on my face and on the top of my head to be sure they looked good from all angles. I even have a picture in them… my daughter was 2 1/2.
Funny that the rectangular shape I was wearing there in 2008 is now back in style in 2023!
I loved wearing those sunglasses, so I was extremely careful and managed to keep track of them for several years.
Eventually I did end up leaving them on a rack in an Old Navy store when I was shopping with several kids in tow, and when I went back to get them, they were long gone. But I got a great cost per wear out of those frames, and I’ve been buying quality sunglasses ever since.
These days, I usually keep a few pairs of sunglasses in rotation, and I’ve taken to investing in some luxury designer styles, such as Fendi and YSL, but I also enjoy some of the mid-range brands such as DIFF and Quay.
If you prefer to save on sunglasses, Amazon is known for having tons of on-trend styles at ridiculously low prices. That’s also a great way to experiment with new styles before deciding whether or not to invest in a more long-lasting pair.
And that’s the perfect segue to the trending styles in sunglasses for 2023!
The Biggest Sunglasses Trends of 2023
This year, we’re seeing a lot of styles converging at once. The oversized square frames that have been around for a few years are still relevant, and those are my favorites because I think they look best on me.
Save or Splurge: Sunglasses
Which one are you, when it comes to sunglasses? Team Save or Team Splurge?
DIFF Ariana 54mm Square Sunglasses // Havianas Noronha Round Sunglasses // Fifth & Ninth Rue Rectangular Sunglasses // Quay Call the Shots 49mm Cat Eye Sunglasses // DIFF Sandra 55mm Square Sunglasses // SOJOS Retro Square Aviators
Saint Laurent 55mm Sunglasses // Fendi Round Sunglasses // Prada Runway Rectangular Sunglasses // Bottega Veneta 51mm Cat Eye Sunglasses // Gucci 56mm Square Sunglasses // Saint Laurent 59mm Tinted Aviator Sunglasses
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