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Sunglasses under $100 to keep you looking cool this summer

DH Vancouver Staff May 02, 2016 9:33 am

Well it looks like sunny season is officially here, which means that it’s time to dig out your sunglasses.

Of course you could plump for a pair of pricey designer shades. But there are plenty of stylish sunglasses to choose that won’t hurt your wallet quite so much.

Here’s a round-up of eight options under $100 to check out this summer:

1. A tint of coolness

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Image: Quay Australia

Quay Australia is known for its trendy and colourful sunnies with tinted lenses, which have been spotted on numerous celebrities. The Every Little Thing Shades ($85) is a perfect example with its oversized design, cat-eye silhouette, and purple-tinted lenses. It also offers UV protection and is made of synthetic materials.

2. Lennon with LOVE


Image: LOVE

If you want to channel a modern spin on John Lennon specs, check out LOVE’s Tokyo Tortoise ($79). The speckled circular frames with silver hardware are given a retro feel with the brown gradient lenses. Heart cut-outs on the temples finish the look and reflect the philosophy behind the LOVE brand.

3. Colour my world


Image: TOMS

Besides shoes, TOMS offers a line of sunglasses which carry the same One for One promise in that every pair of frames bought will help give sight to a person in need. The Florentin ($98) comes in a variety of bright tangy coloured frames to add pop to your face. Made of SOLAFLEX, the rubberized material in the frames is designed to provide long-lasting durability, fit, and comfort.

4. Drama queen

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Image: Steve Madden

Add dramatic retro flair to your look with Steve Madden’s oversized cat-eye sunglasses ($50.65). With a boldly oversized shape and tortoise pattern, these attention-grabbing shades will give you the old world screen goddess presence you crave.

5. Cruise into the aviator zone


Image: Peepers

Look like you belong in a cockpit or on a motorcycle in these aptly named CHiPs sunglasses by Peepers ($16.99). At an unbeatable price, the polycarbonate metal frames hold blue mirrored lenses which feature an anti-scratch coating.

6. Geometrically inclined


Image: Komono

For those wanting a more futuristic look, KOMONO offers a bold option with the Bonnie ($88.72), with octagonally-shaped and oversized black frames. Designed in Belgium, KOMONO strives to bring global culture to simple forms.

7. Bronzed beauty


Image: Bonlook

Featuring dazzling golden studs at the sides, the translucent nude coloured square frames of Bonlook’s Ibiza sunglasses ($99) are sure to add sparkle to your eyes and complement your bronzed skin in the sunlight. The glamour is matched by function with the 100% UV protected lenses, which can be polarized as an additional option.

8. Dare to be square


Image: Guess

Guess carries a line of sunglasses, which include a classic square-shaped pair called Roxanne ($83) that will always be in style. The look is complete with the Quattro G logo emblem featured at the temples and on the interior of the arms. The lenses include 100% UVA and UVB protection and are scratch resistant.


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