Sometimes it feels like the only alternatives for sunglasses are ridiculously costly high-end brands, or cheap shades that aren’t excellent for your vision. So we collected together the most trendy, inexpensive, and high-quality brands that the celebs are donning, but that won’t put a huge dent in your wallet. These trendy sunglasses companies will keep your eyes protected, and make you look dang good!
Ace & Tate
This Dutch brand developed by Mark de Lange provides economical yet expensive appearing frames that are all hand-crafted in Italy. Mark knows how vital it is to be able to alter out your frames (if you 400 bucks on a frame, you’re probably not going to swap them out anytime soon). They’re all about flexibility and excellence.
Indonesian model and designer Fahrani Empel assures all her frames are created of Mazzucchelli acetate, and handmade in France and Italy. Her silhouettes are remarkably unusual – like her new shape “the Delapan” which is a cat-eye heptagon shape. Obsessed. Fahrani is motivated by her background, a connection to nature, and Native American philosophy, employing dreamy colours like green, coral, and marble.
This is a new, baby brand, but since Kendall Jenner and Jaden Smith already love them, we think you’re going too as well. Apart from their tremendous celeb following, they’re equally as affordable as they are trendy! From bold and loud huge frames that seem straight out of Mad Max for just 58 bucks, how can you go wrong?
Founded in 2013 by Stirling Barrett, the company is inspired by the founder’s birthplace New Orleans. Gigi Hadid and Alessandra Ambrosio are fascinated by this brand. It’s not the lowest pricing point on the list, but for those lovely rose gold models, we could maybe consider dropping a couple of bucks.
Worn by the likes of Zoe Kravitz and Wiz Khalifa, this brand is noted for their characteristic oval-style form. The unusual materials they employ are responsibly sourced buffalo horn and metal. If you’re more low key, it’s a surprising silhouette, but not as outrageous as some of the others on this list.
You have to check out this Austrian-based eyewear by Andreas, Wolfgang and Katharin. We adore the uniquely coloured frames against the variously hued lenses. An effortless skater-inspired androgynous design but also ideal for more refined settings, depending on the colours you choose.
Cast Eyewear is all about expressing yourself loudly and proudly. Chunky, futuristic frames dominate this avant-garde brand, and if Rihanna has rocked them, then we most definitely want a pair. Definitely not for the bashful or those looking to blend into the throng.
Dating back to 1979, this eyewear brand has been synonymous with all things fashionable. But their current collab with Adam Selman with new designs, styles, and reflecting silver periods will offer you some nostalgic nostalgia (Beyonce and Gaga think so too, and have worn Le Specs before) (Beyonce and Gaga think so too, and have worn Le Specs before). The updated, bold shapes and the variety of them is what draws us to Le Specs – we adore the huge, overextended cat-eye the most, and so do the celebs, it appears! Here’s to modernizing and remixing the past!
This Kore eyewear brand being likened to Opening Ceremony is all you need right now. They’re known for breaking boundaries and experimenting without shame (have you seen their ski-goggle frames for Hood By Air?), but they also have their more modest, understated designs. Some frames are outrageously thick and contain Gaga-esque embellishments, while others are razor thin and light as a feather on your face. With all those options, what are you waiting for?
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