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15 Pairs of Chic Sunglasses Under $100

You don’t have to spend a fortune on stylish sunnies.

With 90 degree weather on the forecast, Washington is officially getting into its summertime swing, and it’s time to make sure you’ve got your heat-wave staples squared away. For your next beach day or boating trip, ditch the $500 pairs of eyewear for these inexpensive sunglasses that, while trendy, won’t make too much of a dent in your budget if they don’t make it safely back to shore. At these prices, you might as well snatch up a pair for every day of the week.

These rimless cat eye sunglasses make for a sleek, non-clunky appearance, $30 at Topshop.

This classic frame comes in a light and feminine gold surrounding 100-percent UV blocking lenses, $24.50 at LOFT.

You’ll feel as good about the color block frame on these polarized lenses as you do about the fact that for every Warby Parker pair you buy, a pair goes to someone in need, $95 at Warby Parker.

Play with some almost-neutral color with these Vogue Eyewear navy frames and blue-tinted lenses, $79.95 at Sunglass Hut.

These hip clear frames let the sun shine through while still providing a dose of UV protection, $7.95 at H&M.

For those who like to play it safe, these tortoise sunglasses with gold accents keep it simple and sartorially on target, $14.50 at J. Crew Factory.

These chunky round-eye TOMS sunnies make a statement, one that happens to say, “With every pair you purchase, TOMS will help give sight to a person in need,” $98 at Nordstrom.

Aviators are always in, and these keep it cool with light blue lenses, $98 at Banana Republic.

The ombre shading on these DKNY cat eye frames keeps the classic shape fresh, $79.95 at LensCrafters.

For a bit of mod glam, try these round wood-frame sunglasses on for size, $25.90 at Zara.

These winged sunglasses have just a bit of throwback flair to go with the feminine nude and gold color palette, $7.90 at Forever 21.

Every once in a while, a giant pair of Paris Hilton-sized sunglasses is in order, as seen in these Marc Jacobs square frames, $98 at Bloomingdale’s.

Channel old Hollywood with these classic black Diane von Furstenberg cat eye glasses, $49.97 at Nordstrom Rack.

The basic Wayfarer frame is brought up-to-date in this pair’s fade-to-clear coloring, $18.50 at ASOS.

Embrace a pop of tropical color in these turquoise sunglasses, $20 at South Moon Under.

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.