Sunglasses

Summer may be officially over, but it’s never too late for a good pair of sunglasses, right? Case in point: these geometric, wire-framed “Love Punch” shades. When I first saw celebrities and style bloggers flaunting these shades, I assumed they were by a big household name like Dior or Prada, but I then learned that these are actually by a South Korean eyewear brand named Gentle Monster which until then hasn’t been on my radar yet. I looked at the rest of their collection and these guys certainly know their stuff when it comes to designing beautiful sunglasses, so splurging on these razor-thin $345 shades might be a substantial but smart investment. However, if you can’t justify this kind of price tag, keep on reading to find a couple of budget-friendly alternatives that won’t break the bank.

Gentle Monster Love Punch Geometric Sunglasses in silver and gold

Gentle Monster Love Punch Geometric Sunglassesls
($345, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbop & Vestiaire Collective.

Style Bloggers Love Gentle Monster

Personal style bloggers such as Aimee Song (Song of Style), Coco Bassey (Millennielle) and Sara (Style MBA) have all been spotted wearing Gentle Monster Love Punch Geometric Sunglasses.

Personal Style Bloggers wearing Gentle Monster Love Punch Geometric Sunglasses

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SojoS Cat Eye Mirrored Sunglasses

So these sunglasses by SojoS are an absolute dead ringer for the “Love Punch” shades by Gentle Monster except these will cost you $12.99 instead of $345. They come in a variety of different lense and frame colors, so feel free to opt for more than one pair at that price. Don’t expect them to last a lifetime, but if you just want to wear them for a season or two, these are a good alternative.

SojoS Cat Eye Mirrored Sunglasses (Gentle Monster Love Punch dupes)

SojoS Cat Eye Mirrored Sunglassesamazon
($12.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Similar versions are also available at Choies, Amazon #2amazon, Romwe, SheIn & MakeMeChic.

Aldo “Qilalla” Sunglasses

Another great and possibly more durable Gentle Monster “Love Punch” dupe would have to be these sunglasses by Aldo. They cost slightly more ($16!), but also look sturdier and less fragile than the SojoS sunnies, so if you’re a clumsy person like me and happen to accidentally sit on your sunglasses from time to time, these Aldo shades might be the smarter choice for you.

Aldo "Qilalla" Sunglasses in gold and grey (Gentle Monster Love Punch dupe)

Aldo “Qilalla” Sunglassesls
($16, Aldo)

Image source(s): Gentle Monster, @songofstyle Instagram, Song of Style, Millennielle, Style MBA, Aldo, Amazon

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Update: This post has been updated on August 28, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Are you familiar with these futuristic-looking sunglasses by Dior? The “So Real” shades have admittedly stolen the thunder from Dior’s “Technologic” sunglasses last year because both models were released around the same time, but now that I actually had the chance to try the “So Real” sunnies on myself, I’m kind of over them because they didn’t suit my face as much as I hoped they would. I did like the architectural concept of the “So Real” however and that’s where the “Technologic” sunglasses come in because they’re like the grown-up and sophisticated sister of the “So Real”, a modern and updated spin on the classic aviator silhouette. But “Made in Italy” or not, there’s no way I’d spend more than $500 on a pair of sunglasses. Sorry, Dior!

Dior Technologic Brow Bar Aviator Sunglasses

Dior Technologic Brow Bar Aviator Sunglassesls
($560, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Barneysls, Solstice Sunglasses, Amazonamazon, Harvey Nichols, John Lewis, Farfetchls & Vestiaire Collective.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Dior

Celebs such as Kendall and Kylie Jenner and personal style bloggers like Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) and Aimee Song (Song of Style) have been spotted wearing Dior Technologic Sunglasses.

Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Aimee Song (Song of Style) wearing Dior Technologic Sunglasses

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Express Jackie Brow Bar Aviator Sunglasses

Update (08/28/2016): Express came out with a second variation of their Dior Technologic sunglass dupe which now comes with a rosegold frame and sapphire blue lenses. Price: $29.90! I looooove these!

Express Jackie Brow Bar Aviator Sunglasses in rosegold and blue (Dior Technologic look-alike)

Express Jackie Brow Bar Aviator Sunglasses
($29.90, Express)

Nasty Gal Set the Bar High Shades

Update (08/28/2016): And if you’re a fan of warm-toned lenses, check out these shades I discovered at Nasty Gal which look spot-on Dior but will cost you only $20.

Nasty Gal Set the Bar High Shades in rosegold (Dior Technologic dupe)

Nasty Gal Set the Bar High Shadesls
($20, Nasty Gal)

Free People “Top Down” Aviator Sunglasses

Update (03/10/2016): Here’s another great and budget-friendly alternative to Dior’s pricey Technologic sunnies which I have discovered at Free People for $25. A rounded lens version is available here.

Free People "Top Down" Aviator Sunglasses in blue and grey (Dior Technologic dupes)

Free People “Top Down” Aviator Sunglasses
($25, Free People)

Aldo “McCooey” Aviator Sunglasses

Update (02/29/2016): Spotted another Dior inspired pair of fab aviator sunglasses at Aldo and they’re $16 only, yay!

Aldo "McCooey" Aviator Sunglasses in blue (Dior Technologic dupes)

Aldo “McCooey” Aviator Sunglassesls
($16, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls & Aldo (UK).

GMAT Retro Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

Luckily, there’s no need to spend half a grand to get the coveted Dior look because you can get a spot-on dupe for less than $20. These sunglasses by GMAT are probably the closest you can get to the real deal for such a steal price at the moment.

GMAT Retro Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses (Dior Technologic dupes)

GMAT Retro Mirrored Aviator Sunglassesamazon
($18.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Similar versions are also available at Romwe, SheIn, Amazon #2amazon & Oasap.

Forever 21 Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

If you’re looking for something cheaper, you might want to check out these silver/grey shades I discovered at Forever 21. Total Dior dupe for less than $10! Steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses in silver grey (Dior Technologic dupe)

Forever 21 Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses
($9.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (US) (similar), Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK) & Forever 21 (EU).

BP. Geo Bar Aviator Sunglasses

These BP. sunglasses are missing a couple details to be considered a spot-on knockoff, but the front is almost identical to the Dior “Technologic” shades. $12 only. Plus, I love the blue mirrored lenses on these!

BP. Geo Bar Aviator Sunglasses in blue mirrored (Dior Technologic dupes)

BP. Geo Bar Aviator Sunglassesls
($12, Nordstrom)

GoJane In Shades Flat Brow Bridge Sunglasses

Another great steal alternative for under $10 are these sunnies from GoJane.

GoJane In Shades Flat Brow Bridge Sunglasses in grey (Dior Technologic dupe)

GoJane In Shades Flat Brow Bridge Sunglasses
($8.50, GoJane)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at MakeMeChic & Windsorpjx.

ZooShoo Fine Line Sunglasses

ZooShoo has also a few fabulous and spot-on Dior dupes for a little over $20. I’m totally digging the gold mirrored pair!

ZooShoo Fine Line Sunglasses (Dior Technologic dupes)

ZooShoo Fine Line Sunglassespjx
($22, ZooShoo)

Express Brow Bar Aviator Sunglasses

Last but not least, I had to include these gorgeous shades from Express. At $29.90, they’re the most expensive “Technologic” dupe in this list, but I simply looooove their rose-tinted lenses.

Express Brow Bar Aviator Sunglasses in pink rosegold (Dior Technologic dupe)

Express Brow Bar Aviator Sunglasses
($29.90, Express)

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Update: This post has been updated on August 27, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Dior has done it again! Once again they created THE hottest pair of sunglasses to have this season and I think the Split sunnies are my absolute Dior sunglass favorite yet! I just adore the horizontal lens band on the classic aviator shape (so unique!) and the luxe-looking color combos. AH-mazing! But also extremely expensive as these shades will set you back $555.

Dior Split 59mm Aviator Sunglasses in gold, silver and pink

Dior Split 59mm Aviator Sunglassesls
($555, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Solstice Sunglasses, Barneysls & Amazon.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Dior

Celebs such as Rihanna and Kendall Jenner and personal style bloggers like Aimee Song (Song of Style) and Michelle Koesnadi (Glisters and Blisters) have all been spotted wearing Dior Split 59mm Aviator Sunglasses.

Aimee Song (Song of Style), Rihanna, Kendall Jenner & Michelle Koesnadi (Glisters and Blisters) wearing Dior Split 59mm Aviator Sunglasses

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Jessica Buurman “Matte” Bi-Color Aviator Sunglasses

Update (08/27/2016): Spotted another set of Dior Split sunglass dupes today! They can be found at Jessica Buurman, cost $39 and come in 11 variations. Make sure to use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off your order!

Jessica Buurman "Matte" Bi-Color Aviator Sunglasses (Dior Split dupes)

Jessica Buurman “Matte” Bi-Color Aviator Sunglasses
($39, Jessica Buurman)

GoJane Colorblock Party Aviator Sunglasses

Update (06/21/2016): Stumbled upon another Dior Split alternative at GoJane today. Available in various colors for less than $10. Steal deal alert!

GoJane Colorblock Party Aviator Sunglasses in pink, blue and grey (Dior Split knockoffs)

GoJane Colorblock Party Aviator Sunglasses
($7.90, GoJane)

Juli Eyewear Mirrored Round Aviator Sunglasses

If you can’t afford the real deal and/or don’t want to spend your rent money on a pair of sunglasses (smart choice!), check out these Dior Split dupe shades by Juli Eyewear which will give you the coveted designer look for a fraction of the cost. These budget-friendly sunglasses come in a variety of 8 different color combinations and cost $15.90, so you can shop these by the dozen and still be able to pay your rent.

Juli Eyewear Mirrored Round Aviator Sunglasses in gold, silver and pink (Christian Dior Split knockoffs)

Juli Eyewear Mirrored Round Aviator Sunglassesamazon
($15.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Similar versions for men are also available hereamazon and hereamazon at Amazon.

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Update: This post has been updated on July 19, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

We’ve discussed the fabulousness of Céline bags various times on this blog already, but did you know that the French design house makes some pretty great eyewear, too? Take their “Audrey” sunglasses for example. I love the simple yet chic design of these super black oversized sunnies, but the price tag of more than $220 (and we’re talking sale price here) is unfortunately a little to steep for my budget. Boohoo!

Céline Audrey Oversized Sunglasses in black

Céline Audrey Sunglassesamazon
($228.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Sunglass Hut, SmartBuyGlasses, Harrodsls, Sunglasses Shop & Vestiaire Collective.

Style Bloggers Love Céline

Style bloggers such as Carolina Engman from Fashion Squad and Chiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad have all been spotted wearing Céline Audrey Sunglasses.

Fashion Squad and The Blonde Salad wearing black Céline Audrey Oversized Sunglasses

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Forever 21 Oversized Round Sunglasses

Update (07/19/2016): Spotted these awesome and steal-worthy Céline Audrey look-alike sunglasses at Forever 21 the other day and had to share them with you. Too bad these aren’t available in black though.

Forever 21 Oversized Round Sunglasses in mauve brown and blush (Céline Audrey dupes)

Forever 21 Oversized Round Sunglasses
($5.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (EU).

Forever 21 Gradient Square Sunglasses

Update (07/19/2016): And here’s yet another set of lovely Céline Audrey dupes by Forever 21, available in black or taupe which come with a lens gradient and are very affordable at just £4.50. These shades look just like the real deal except for that one missing dot at the side.

Forever 21 Gradient Square Sunglasses in black and taupe (Céline Audrey look-alikes)

Forever 21 Gradient Square Sunglassesls
(£4.50, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (CA)ls & Forever 21 (EU).

BP. Oversized Round Sunglasses

Update (03/20/2016): Stumbled upon another great Céline Audrey alternative today! By BP. and available either in black or tortoise brown for $12. Yay!

BP. Oversized Round Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

BP. Oversized Round Sunglassesls
($12, Nordstrom)

Target Large Round Sunglasses

Update (08/05/2015): Now look at this awesome Céline Audrey sunglass dupe which I have just discovered at Target. Isn’t it amazing? So spot-on to the real deal and so budget-friendly at $16.99. Love!

Target Large Round Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

Target Large Round Sunglasses
($16.99, Target)

Urban Outfitters “Jezebel” Chunky Sunglasses

Update (05/22/2015): Spotted yet another Céline Audrey sunglass dupe! This time a navy one at Urban Outfitters for $16.

Urban Outfitters "Jezebel" Chunky Sunglasses in navy (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

Urban Outfitters “Jezebel” Chunky Sunglasses
($16, Urban Outfitters)

Forever 21 Oversized D-Frame Sunglasses

Update (05/22/2015): How cool are these oversized Forever 21 shades à la Céline Audrey? Love ’em! Plus, they’re only $5.90!

Forever 21 Oversized D-Frame Sunglasses in black and tortoise (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

Forever 21 Oversized D-Frame Sunglasses
($5.90, Forever 21)

Vince Camuto VC598 Oversized Oval Sunglasses

Update (05/02/2015): Discovered these fabulous Céline Audrey inspired sunnies by Vince Camuto which are currently on sale for under $20 (down from $75!) at Nordstrom Rack and come in either black, tortoise, nude or grey.

Vince Camuto VC598 Oversized Oval Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

Vince Camuto VC598 Oversized Oval Sunglasses
($18.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Spektre “She Loves You” Sunglasses

Update (05/02/2015): I also stumbled upon these sunglasses by Spektre which are obviously an hommage to Céline’s Audrey. They’re not a steal at $255, but they might be a good alternative should the real deal ever become unavailable. Available in an array of colors and lenses.

Spektre "She Loves You" Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

Spektre “She Loves You” Sunglassesls
($255, Lane Crawford)

Mango “Maria” Oversized Sunglasses

Update (04/20/2015): Discovered these fabulous and budget-friendly Céline “Audrey” look-alike sunglasses at Mango. Also available in tortoise.

Mango "Maria" Oversized Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

Mango “Maria” Oversized Sunglasses
($8.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

Express Squared Cat Eye Sunglasses

Update (01/22/2015): Stumbled upon these fabulous cat eye sunnies at Express today and thought they’d make a great Céline Audrey alternative. Also available in an ombré tortoise version.

Express Squared Cat Eye Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

Express Squared Cat Eye Sunglasses
($29.90, Express)

BP. “Langham” 49mm Sunglasses

Update (08/15/2014): BP.‘s “Langham” sunglasses certainly remind me of the Céline sunnies above. Only $12 and available in either black or tortoise.

BP. "Langham" 49mm Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

BP. “Langham” 49mm Sunglassesls
($12, Nordstrom)

Minkpink “Ott” Oversized Sunglasses

Update (02/17/2014): Stumbled upon another almost identical Céline Audrey look-a-like! Check out these oversized sunnies by Minkpink. A little more expensive, but still way cheaper than the real deal.

MINKPINK "Ott" Oversized Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

MINKPINK “Ott” Oversized Sunglasses
($19.99, Shopbop)

zeroUV Oversized Fashion Sunglasses

If you can’t afford or aren’t willing to shell out hundreds of dollars for a pair of sunglasses, then feel free to take a look at these just as fabulous Céline look-a-like sunnies by zeroUV which are an almost spot-on dupe for the pricey Audrey sunglasses that cost only $10 which is approx. 5% of the designer originals’ sale price. Yay! Also available in burgundy, cream and tortoise.

Triple Optic Oversized Fashion Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

Triple Optic Oversized Fashion Sunglassesamazon
($9.99, Amazon)

FE NY Oversized Sunglasses

Another great alternative are these lovely oversized sunnies by FY NE. They are very similar to the Céline Audrey shades without being a blunt knock-off.

FE NY Oversized Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

FE NY Oversized Sunglassesls
($22, Nordstrom)

Image source(s): Google Images, Fashion Squad, The Blonde Salad, Target, Amazon, Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, Express, Forever 21, Vince Camuto, Lane Crawford, Mango, The Iconic

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Update: This post has been updated on July 2, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

I simply call these cat-eye sunnies by Pradathe blogger shades” because I’ve already spotted them numerous times on a bunch of fab personal style bloggers and a few celebrities such as model at large, Miranda Kerr, too. And I can totally see why these sunglasses are so highly coveted: they are the perfect symbiosis between cat-eye and oversized, bold in shape, but minimalistic in design. I feel like they’re an updated version of those retro cat eye sunglasses from the 50s. And like so many before me, I, too, fell hopelessly in love with these sunnies. So, after a few months of contemplation, I finally gave in and bought them (with prescription lenses, a first for me). And what can I say? They’ve been my favorite pair of sunglasses ever since! Totally worth the money (of course, I made sure to get a good deal on them and bypassed paying retail). No buyer’s remorse whatsoever.

Prada PR 17OS 1AB0A7 Round Cat-Eye Sunglasses in black

Prada 17OS Round Cat-Eye Sunglassesamazon
($99.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at FramesDirect, Bloomingdale’s, Zalando, Mister Spex, Sunglass Hut, Sunglasses Shop, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Prada

Celebs such as Olivia Munn and Miranda Kerr and personal style bloggers like Anni (FashionHippieLoves), Sydney (Sydney’s Fashion Diary), Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea) and Veronica (With or Without Shoes) have all been spotted wearing Prada 17OS Round Cat-Eye Sunglasses.

Olivia Munn, Miranda Kerr, Anni (FashionHippieLoves), Sydney (Sydney's Fashion Diary), Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea) & Veronica (With or Without Shoes) wearing Prada 17OS Round Cat-Eye Sunglasses

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Forever 21 Glossy Round Sunglasses

Update (07/02/2016): Stumbled upon a great and super cheap (under $4!) Prada sunglass dupe at Forever 21 today. These round cat-eye sunnies may not be available in black (at the moment), but the frame design is spot-on and I think the blush version would be a nice color update for summer.

Forever 21 Glossy Round Sunglasses in blush (Prada Heritage 17OS dupe)

Forever 21 Glossy Round Sunglasses
($3.99, Forever 21)

Liz Claiborne Starry Round Cat Eye Sunglasses

If you can’t commit to a pair of designer sunglasses (or rather their price), there’s no need to worry! You can testdrive the oversized cat-eye look by purchasing these lovely-looking Prada dupes by Liz Claiborne. The design is spot-on with only a few minor differences here and there.

Liz Claiborne Starry Round Cat Eye Sunglasses in black (Prada 17OS knockoffs)

Liz Claiborne Starry Round Cat Eye Sunglasses
($32, JCPenney)

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