8 Affordable Sunglass Trends, All Under $50

If you are anything like me, you would never leave the house without sunglasses. And if you do by mistake, you would turn around to go get them because you would rather be late than be sunnie-less. (I now have a few emergency pairs in my car just in case.)

Sunglasses are the ultimate outfit-maker. They instantly add a cool factor and tend to tie a look together. The trends are constantly changing, and now more than ever, they are becoming bolder and more playful in style. From bedazzled cat-eye frames to bold, structural shapes, it seems like the current styles are touching upon every decade, and the options can be overwhelming.

So how do you keep up? Simple: Don’t spend too much on a trend you’re experimenting with. Unless they are your signature shades, there is no need to blow hundreds of dollars on something you may lose, scratch, or get sick of. That’s why I put together this list of eight current stylish pairs, all for under $50. The best part is they all look really expensive. Compare and contrast the high- and low-end versions of these buys and decide which ones are worth your splurge.