Sunglasses

When it comes to setting fashion trends, Dior seems to be on quite a roll at the moment. First, we had the Mise En Dior craze and now we have everybody lusting after their uber-cool “So Real” sunglasses. Karen Walker and Céline, move over! If we could crown one pair of shades the official sunglasses of 2015, it would definitely be Dior’s “So Real” frames. And even though these sunglasses are everything but affordable at $595, virtually every fashion influencer – from bloggers to fashion editors to supermodels to celebs (and let’s not forget about all the countless Instagram sightings) – has been spotted wearing these sunnies. They come in a wide range of great styles, but if I had to pick a “So Real” favorite it would probably be the crystal (clear)/silver version with the blue mirrored lenses (last one pictured below). But no matter how much hype is still to follow on these lovely shades, there’s no way I would lay down almost $600 on a pair of trendy sunglasses that’ll probably be so passé 6 months from now.

Dior So Real Sunglasses

Dior So Real Brow Bar Sunglassesls
($545-$595, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusls, Barneys, Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdale’s, Amazonamazon, Solstice Sunglasses, Farfetchls, Bluefly & Sunglasses Shop.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Dior

Celebs such as Rihanna and Olivia Palermo as well as personal style bloggers like Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) and Kristina Bazan (Kayture) have all been spotted wearing Dior So Real Sunglasses.

Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Rihanna, Olivia Palermo and Kristina Bazan (Kayture) wearing Dior So Real Sunglasses

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Gant Brow Bar Sunglasses

Luckily, there are quite a few great Dior So Real dupe options available like this one by Gant, so you don’t have to break the bank to try the trend. Like the real deal, these sunnies also come in a broad range of styles (I counted 17!), so there’s a huge selection to choose from. And at $14.90 per pair, why not pick two?

Gant Brow Bar Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Gant Brow Bar Sunglassesamazon
($14.90, Amazon)

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

Jessica Buurman “Lotia” Brow Bar Basic Sunglasses

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And of course, where there’s a trend, Jessica Buurman isn’t too far behind. Their “Lotia” sunglasses which come in 11 different styles are a great alternative to the pricey Dior So Real sunnies which cost between $35 or $39. Not the cheapest pair of sunglasses I’ve ever seen, but still way more affordable than the real deal.

Jessica Buurman "Lotia" Brow Bar Basic Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Lotia” Brow Bar Basic Sunglasses
($35-$39, Jessica Buurman)

Choies High Bar Retro Sunglasses

I also discovered these lovely Dior So Real dupes at Choies which I just had to include in this post because I’m absolutely obsessed with the rosegold version. They’re currently on sale for a little under $25, so I suggest to stock up on them while they’re still available.

Choies High Bar Retro Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Choies High Bar Retro Sunglasses
($24.29, Choies)

Express Mirrored Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses

If you’re a fan of the tortoise Dior So Reals, then check out this fab steal version by Express which looks just like the real, but costs only $29.90 instead of $595.

Express Mirrored Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses in tortoise (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Express Mirrored Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses
($29.90, Express)

Image source(s): Barneys, The Blonde Salad, Pinterest, Olivia Palermo, Choies, Amazon, Jessica Buurman, Express

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Update: This post has been updated on August 5, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

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 $240 (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
($244.81, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Sunglasses Shop.

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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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)

P.S.: Also available at Vince Camutols, Amazonamazon & 6pm.

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 (DE) & Mango (FR).

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 Sunglassescj
($19.99, Urban Outfitters)

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 August 3, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

I really like Karen Walker‘s eyewear line. Sure, a few of the styles might look a little crazycj, but the “Super Duper Strength” sunnies below are absolutely fabulous, don’t you agree? I especially like them in tortoise, but there’s no way I could justify spending a whopping $280 on a pair of sunglasses. Luckily for me (and possibly you as well) I found a couple of great and wallet-friendly alternatives that look just as stylish as the designer original!

Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses in brown tortoise

Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses
($280-$300, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Barneysls, Saks Fifth Avenue & RevolveClothing .

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Karen Walker

Celebs and style bloggers such as Rihanna, Khloe Kardashian and Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) have all been spotted wearing Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses.

Blair (Atlantic-Pacific), Rihanna and Khloe Kardashian wearing Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses

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BP. “Abbey Road” Round Sunglasses

Update (08/03/2015): Another spot-on Karen Walker Super Duper sunglass dupe has been spotted! This time it’s by BP., costs $12 and comes in either black or tortoise.

BP. "Abbey Road" Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

BP. “Abbey Road” Round Sunglassesls
($12, Nordstrom)

Choies Arrow Frame Wayfarer Round Sunglasses

Update (06/12/2015): Look what I just discovered at Choies: a super cool set of Karen Walker Super Duper Strength dupe sunglasses for under $7. Yay!

Choies Arrow Frame Wayfarer Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength knockoffs)

Choies Arrow Frame Wayfarer Round Sunglasses
($6.99, Choies)

Chicwish Hollywood Style Sunglasses

Update (02/10/2015): Stumbled upon this Karen Walker Super Duper dupe at Chicwish. Available in black and tortoise for under $20.

Chicwish Hollywood Style Sunglasses in black and tortoise (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Chicwish Hollywood Style Sunglasses
($16.92, Chicwish)

ALDO “Oliarien” Round Sunglasses

Update (05/09/2014): Discovered another chic Karen Walker Super Duper look-a-like at ALDO today. $12 only!

ALDO "Oliarien" Round Sunglasses in tortoise (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

ALDO “Oliarien” Round Sunglasses
($12, ALDO)

Urban Outfitters “Emma” Sunglasses

Update (06/24/2013): Urban Outfitters have also a great Karen Walker Super Duper dupe available in 5 different colors for $16!

Urban Outfitters "Emma" Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Urban Outfitters “Emma” Sunglassescj
($18, Urban Outfitters)

P.S.: Also available in various colors at Urban Outfitters (UK).

Forever 21 F0393 Oversized Round Sunglasses

Update (06/16/2013): Found another Karen Walker Super Duper look-a-like version in these black oversized sunnies from Forever 21 and they cost only $5.80!

Forever 21 F0393 Oversized Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Forever 21 F0393 Oversized Round Sunglasses
($5.80, Forever 21)

FE NY “Abbey Road” Sunglasses

Update (05/08/2013): Just stumbled upon another great Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-like. Check out these tortoise round sunglasses by FE NY!

FE NY "Abbey Road" Sunglasses in tortoise (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

FE NY “Abbey Road” Sunglasses
($22, Nordstrom)

ALDO “Bev” Round Sunglasses

If you’re a sucker for tortoise sunglasses like me, check out these sunglasses by ALDO. The tortoise gradient is different, but the shape and overall look are virtually identical. Also, these are a budget-friendly $12 only!

ALDO "Bev" Round Sunglasses in brown tortoise (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

ALDO “Bev” Round Sunglasses
($12, ALDO)

grinderPUNCH Mod Fashion Oversized Round Sunglasses

If you prefer these sunglasses in black like Blair Eadie from style blog Atlantic-Pacific, then these shades are a great look-a-like for Karen Walker’s Super Duper Strength sunnies which cost less than $10. Now that’s a steal deal, right?

FRAMEWORK Mod Fashion Oversized Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

grinderPUNCH Mod Fashion Oversized Round Sunglassesamazon
($9.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available in various colors at eBayeBay.

zeroUV Fashion Vintage Round Thick Sunglasses

Another great alternative would be these sunglasses which look just like the steal sunnies above but have a purple lens gradient instead.

106Shades Fashion Vintage Round Thick Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

zeroUV Fashion Vintage Round Thick Sunglassesamazon
($9.99, Amazon)

Pieces “Galina” Sunglasses

And lastly, these Pieces sunglasses will also give you the same coveted Karen Walker look without having to spend a fortune (only $26.60 to be exact!).

Pieces Galina Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

Pieces “Galina” Sunglasses
($27.15, ASOS)

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When scouring the big interwebs for designer dupes I automatically stumble upon many great budget finds that aren’t designer-inspired (or at least not that I would notice) and hence don’t get the same attention and love on this blog as the steal finds which, of course, is a shame. That’s why I like to occasionally highlight my favorite budget finds from time to time. ‘Nuff said, enjoy my list and let me know if you have any must-have adds of your own.

Shopping Tips - Favorite Budget Finds May 2015

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Image source(s): Aldo, Express, Forever 21, BaubleBar, GoJane, Accessorize, Nordstrom

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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 Sunglassesls
($255, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Sunglasses Shop.

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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Liz Claiborne Starry Round Cat Eye Sunglasses

HOT DEAL: Use promo code “GET2SHOP” to get 20-50% off your order! Ends 5/19.

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. Make sure to use the promo code above to save a few dollars extra!

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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