Sunglasses

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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Update: This post has been updated on July 30, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

With the recent sunglass craze, how can one possibly resist these Old Hollywood glamour inspired sunglasses by House of Harlow 1960? They carry all of the vintage-esque characteristics, and that’s enough for Nicole Richie. Sporting these sunglasses on numerous occasions, she looks so chic all the while maintaining her signature style. If you’re not able to purchase these, check out the identical option below!

House of Harlow 1960 Chelsea Cat Eye Sunglasses in black

House of Harlow 1960 Chelsea Cat Eye Sunglassespjx
($138, Designs by Stephene)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Nordstromls.

Nicole Richie Loves House of Harlow 1960

Nicole Richie wearing black House of Harlow 1960 Chelsea Cat Eye Sunglasses

Forever 21 Tortoise Cat Eye Sunglasses

Update (07/02/2016): Discovered another cheap HoH Chelsea sunglass dupe today! It comes in tortoise, is by Forever 21 and costs only $5.90. Steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Tortoise Cat Eye Sunglasses (House of Harlow 1960 Chelsea knockoff)

Forever 21 Tortoise Cat Eye Sunglasses
($5.90, Forever 21)

GoJane Thick Cat Eye Sunglassess

Update (07/30/2012): Just stumbled upon these fab shades at GoJane which are a dead ringer for the House of Harlow Chelsea sunnies. And you know what? They cost only $5!

GoJane Thick Cat Eye Sunglassess in black, tortoise and red (House of Harlow Chelsea knockoffs)

GoJane Thick Cat Eye Sunglassess
($5, GoJane)

Triple Optic Designer Inspired Bold Chic Cat Eye Sunglasses

Triple Optic strikes once again! These sunglasses are the latest designer shade look-a-likes Irina discovered in their shop. As always, these are very budget-friendly at $9.99 and come also in tortoise. The best part is the more you buy, the more you save! These would make a great gift for a friend and they look practically identical to the real deal.

Triple Optic Designer Inspired Bold Chic Cat Eye Sunglasses in black (House of Harlow 1960 Chelsea knockoffs)

Triple Optic Designer Inspired Bold Chic Cat Eye Sunglassesamazon
($9.99, Amazon)

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Update: This post has been updated on June 21, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

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 Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdale’s, Amazonamazon, Solstice Sunglasses, Sunglasses Shop & Vestiaire Collective.

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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Steve Madden SM875101 Brow Bar Sunglasses

Update (06/21/2016): And the Dior So Real dupe list grows bigger once again! Check out these Dior inspired sunglasses I discovered at Steve Madden, currently on sale for $26.98. Another great Dior So Real dupe are Steve Madden’s SM465123ls sunnies which come in gold and all-black and cost $28.98.

Steve Madden SM875101 Brow Bar Sunglasses in black and tortoise (Dior So Real dupes)

Steve Madden SM875101 Brow Bar Sunglassesls
($26.98, Steve Madden)

Target Round Sunglasses with Raised Bar

Update (06/21/2016): Also stumbled upon this lovely and spot-on Dior So Real sunglass dupe at Target. Price: $16.99. More colors and variations available in Target stores.

Target Round Sunglasses with Raised Bar in black (Dior So Real dupe)

Target Round Sunglasses with Raised Bar
($16.99, Target)

P.S.: Also available at Target in silver/black or black/grey.

Free People “Mystic River” Metal Frame Sunglasses

Update (03/10/2016): Here are more Dior So Real look-alikes which I have discovered at Free People for $25 a pop. Really like these!

Free People "Mystic River" Metal Frame Sunglasses (Dior So Real dupes)

Free People “Mystic River” Metal Frame Sunglasses
($25, Free People)

Aldo “Bonadomane” Brow Bar Sunglasses

Update (03/10/2016): Also stumbled upon these lovely Dior inspired brow bar sunnies by Aldo which are available in either transparent or black and are on sale for $11.98.

Aldo "Bonadomane" Brow Bar Sunglasses in clear transparent and gold black (Dior So Real dupes)

Aldo “Bonadomane” Brow Bar Sunglassesls
($11.98, Aldo)

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

GoJane Style Blogger Vintage Sunglasses

Update (10/12/2015): Spotted these fantastic Dior So Real dupes at GoJane which are currently on sale for less than $10! Available in various colors and lens finishes.

GoJane Cool Kid Reflection Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

GoJane Style Blogger Vintage Sunglasses
($7.50, GoJane)

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

Missguided Metal Frame Sunglasses

Update (10/12/2015): And here’s a great Dior So Real alternative for all of our European readers which we’ve discovered at Missguided. Only $13.60!

Missguided Metal Frame Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Missguided Metal Frame Sunglasses
($13.60, Missguided)

P.S.: Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (International).

ZooShoo Retro Vision Sunglasses

Update (09/27/2015): Spotted another dupe-worthy Dior So Real sunglass look for less option! This time at ZooShoo. Price point: 22.

ZooShoo Retro Vision Sunglasses in black and gold (Dior So Real knockoffs)

ZooShoo Retro Vision Sunglassespjx
($22, ZooShoo)

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 $13.90 per pair, why not pick two?

Gant Brow Bar Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Gant Brow Bar Sunglassesamazon
($13.90, Amazon)

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

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 $20, 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
($19.90, 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, Steve Madden, Target, Free People, Aldo, GoJane, Missguided, ZooShoo, Choies, Amazon, Jessica Buurman, Express

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Update: This post has been updated on March 10, 2016. 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 Saks Fifth Avenuels, Barneysls, Revolve, Ditto & Matches Fashionls.

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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Target Unisex True Round Sunglasses

Update (06/21/2016): Spotted a fab and spot-on Karen Walker sunglass dupe for less than $15 at Target today. Love this steal deal find!

Target Unisex True Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Target Unisex True Round Sunglasses
($14.99, Target)

Loft Modern Tortoiseshell Print Round Sunglasses

Update (03/10/2016): Here’s yet another Karen Walker Super Duper dupe! Found this one at Loft and it costs $24.50.

Loft Modern Tortoiseshell Print Round Sunglasses (Karen Walker Super Duper dupe)

Loft Modern Tortoiseshell Print Round Sunglasses
($24.50, Loft)

Forever 21 Round Sunglasses

Update (10/05/2015): Stumbled upon yet another great and super affordable Karen Walker Super Duper sunglass dupe at Forever 21. Available in black or tortoise for $5.90! Steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Round Sunglasses in black and tortoiseshell (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Forever 21 Round Sunglasses
($5.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls.

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)

P.S.: Also available in various colors at Free People here, here & here.

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 $5. Yay!

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

Choies Arrow Frame Wayfarer Round Sunglasses
($4.90, 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)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at Chicnova.

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 $18!

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

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

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.: A similar version is available in various colors at Overstock.

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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Blair from Atlantic-Pacific is hands down one of my absolute favorite personal style bloggers and I think she has such an impeccable sense of style. Whenever I visit her blog, I always find an abundance of outfit inspiration and rarely see a look that I do not love. While browsing for some new outfit ideas yesterday, I happened to discover this beautiful summer outfit where Blair wore a striped off-the-shoulder top with white short overalls by Madewell, tan Chloé espadrille wedges, a cute straw boater and cool Ray-Ban Clubmaster shades. I was so in love with Blair’s French Chic summer ensemble that I decided to recreate her look on a more budget-friendly level. What do you think of my alternative picks? Close enough? Let me know.

Blair’s Striped Top & White Overalls Look 4 Less

Style Blogger Look 4 Less - City Stripes @ Atlantic-Pacific

Outfit Picture via @blaireadiebee

Go Shopping:

Image source(s): @blaireadiebee Instagram, Nordstrom, Sole Society, Target H&M, Lori’s

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