Channelign Contessa sunglasses

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┬áSunglasses are not only a necessity (squinting and stumbling down the sidewalk is not my idea of a fun time), but they have the added bonus of making anyone look instantly 10 times cooler. It’s a fact.

My standby sunglasses were admittedly a bit of an investment. They’re classic and I know I’ll have them for years to come, but every once in a while I get the urge to try a trendier pair on for size. In my book, trendy should not equal expensive. You generally won’t wear a trendy pair often enough to justify a high price. That’s why we’ve rounded up a few favorite pairs for under $100. And let’s face it – sunglasses are really just a bunch of plastic, anyway!

What style of sunglasses do you tend to jump for? I can never resist a good tortoise shell.

Inspiration: Olivia, nautical, retro