I’ve come to realize there are basically two kinds of people in this world — those who like to splurge on designer sunglasses, and those who prefer to buy the cheapest sunglasses they can find because they assume they will lose them before the season is over.
I used to be the latter. I’m a little scatterbrained, and I tend to lose things if they aren’t tied down. I figured 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 mid-price shades. My reasoning was, if I actually paid money for a decent pair of sunglasses, maybe I would 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… Becca was 2 1/2.
And the rest, as they say, is history! I was hooked. I’m typically one to prefer quality over quantity, and this was no different.
I was extremely careful with those sunglasses and kept track of them for several years until I did, in fact, leave them in an Old Navy store when I was shopping with small kids. But I got a decent cost per wear out of those frames, and I’ve been buying quality sunglasses ever since.
That said, I realize no amount of reasoning will convince some of you to invest in a pair of designer sunglasses, and that’s a-okay. We all have our things, so today I’ve done a Save or Splurge roundup for sunglasses.
I tried to include a variety of styles and price points, so if you’re looking for a new pair of shades, I hope you find something you like in here.
Save or Splurge Sunglasses
Which one are you, when it comes to sunglasses? Team Save or Team Splurge?
Dollger Oversized Square Sunglasses (Color A) $11
Lily Pulitzer Lexy Aviator Sunglasses (Shiny Gold/Gold Mirror) $48
Quay After Hours 50mm Square Sunglasses (Tort Black/Black Fade Lens) $55
Fifth & Ninth Roma 55mm Square Sunglasses (Black/Black) $35
Sunski Dipsea Polarized Sunglasses (Tortoise/Amber) $44
Ray Ban 58mm Original Aviator Sunglasses (Brown) $178
rag & bone Women’s Square Sunglasses (Havana Brown / Gray Shaded) $245
Chloé 56mm Round Sunglasses (Havana) $390
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