Gearing up to head back to school can be stressful, so styling some sweet shades as you stroll around campus can help take off the pressure. To make your back-to-school shopping a little bit easier, College Gloss has selected four trendy sunglass styles that will spice up any outfit. And the best part? They’re all under $40!
1. The Unique Leopard Print Cat-Eye
These fun and sassy shades from Rich and Famous Eyewear are sure to make a statement and give every outfit that wow factor. The unique cat-eye shape gives the vintage style a more modern flair. With G-15 polarized lenses, squinting your eyes to block out the powerful sun becomes a thing of the past. These shades will soon become your everyday go-to pair.
Available for just $38, these Limited Edition Purple Reign Collection sunglasses are guaranteed not to disappoint. And they even come with a stylish bag and carrying case – perfect to store your shades during class after sporting them on the way.
2. The Classic Aviator
No woman can have a complete sunglass collection without a pair of aviators, but who needs to spend over $100 on a pair when you can get them for under $20? These simple aviators, on sale for just $16.96 from Sunglass Warehouse, have a sleek silver frame with mirrored lenses.
With a basic design, they are very versatile and go with practically any outfit. And they’re super comfortable with a lightweight metal frame. The mirrored, polarized lenses provide UV400 protection, offering full sun protection while preventing glare.
3. The Customizable Sophisticate
These fashionable Crocs™ sunglass frames are not only timeless and trendy, they also are customizable with their interchangeable hinge system. Utilizing the size two hinge packs, these shades allow you to swap arms, hinges and faces to create a look that is all your own. With their eco-friendly polarized lenses and 100% UV protection, your eyes will be out of harm’s way.
If you’re looking for an individualistic pair of sunglasses, check out these Crocs™, available in shiny black/satin black, shiny crystal plum/citrus and shiny crystal brown fade (as pictured). For just $39.99, you can have a completely unique pair of sunglasses with the freedom to change it up with your changing moods.
4. The Funky Statement Frames
These fun frames are sure to make a statement with their fierce flame color, which can provide a burst of energy to any outfit needing a little “spicing up!” The boxy style is timeless, yet futuristic in appearance. The “moment shades” have acetate frames made with removable plastic lenses.
And even better? These sunglasses are on sale for just $39.99 at Madewell.com. Add a little spring to your step with these bright orange shades!
With less than $40 left to spare, you can purchase a pair of quality shades sure to impress your new and old college friends. Make sunglasses a priority on your back-to-school shopping list. And if you pick one of these sensational brands, it’s a decision you won’t regret.
This feature was written by Liz Stratman, managing editor at College Gloss, an onine fashion and trends magazine. Written by and for college women, College Gloss is your source for college fashion inspiration, beauty tips, relationship advice, delicious recipes, decorating ideas, career resources and college lifestyle articles. Founded in 2011 by Stephany Fan, College Gloss is now completely managed and written by a fabulous team of volunteer college and recent graduate editors, writers and social media contributors. College Gloss aims to empower college women to become leaders in their community by providing an online space just for college women, supplying relevant articles and advice and creating opportunities for college women to become leaders both online and on campus. Visit www.collegegloss.com to check out the latest articles and find out how you can get involved.