Are Designer Sunglasses Worth It?

Finally its officially Summer and therefore sunglasses weather….. but in reality I use them all year round, so are they something worth investing a little more in?

I’ve tended to go for budget options in the past because I have a habit of breaking them …. however, about 10 yrs ago I splurged on a pair of D&G’s, on a whim whilst on holiday – and it changed my sunglasses game forever – because they’re still going!

They’ve literally been around world with me and then worn for 4 yrs non stop in very harsh Canarian sun.
In the end that’s what’s led to it being time for them to be replaced, because the lenses have faded…. but they have never broken – despite the amount of times I’ve dropped them onto marble, concrete and volcanic rock!

So I realised that maybe I wasn’t as careless with previous pairs as I thought, I was just buying cheap ones that weren’t made to last and then repeatedly replacing them….

It was with sadness that I’ve finally said goodbye to my trusty Dolce & Gabbana babies and hello to a very cute but classic pair of Chanels!

(And yes I don’t mind admitting that their case also brings me pleasure as it mimics one of their quilted bags that I will never be able to buy)…. and I think they make my budget Summer blazer outfit look far more expensive!

The frames and nice and thick to make a statement and I love the curves in the centre contrasted with the squared off edges.

I think if you invest in good-quality accessories, you can mix them up with budget wardrobe options like this blazer from Shein and your whole outfit looks more expensive – it’s the perfect pale, neutral shade for Summer and great for a light layer to dress up skinny jeans on a warm evening….

Just click any of my pics to shop it!


Officially I have an oval face, but sometimes I think it looks a bit round, so having the sharper corners of the glasses is more flattering.


I’ve worn the sunglasses non-stop since I got them and had fun playing around by the pool taking some pics of them!

Shop My glasses here.


2018 Trends.

The classic Aviator and Cat Eye shape are huge this year.
Designer:  I adore these Saint Laurent Aviators which will never go out of style.
Budget:  Quay Australia are a fantastic brand and these are on sale for £35 instead of £50!

Designer: ‘The’ designer cat eye shades of the season are these black mirrored Celine’s which are selling out all over the place. £290.
Budget: I absolutely love these statement red shades! £14.
More Classic:
Designer: My friend has these Chanel’s and they are absolutely stunning in person. £396.90.
Budget:  I really don’t think you can go wrong with the shape of these glasses, they will suit pretty much anybody. £12.

So I hope you’ve been getting plenty of sunshine wherever you are … and let me know, do you think designer sunglasses worth investing in?

Image credits: Photographer: Eric Rach Instagram: @ericrach Edits: Boho & Blush Brand collaboration, contains gifted product.


  1. July 1, 2018 / 4:48 pm

    I love those on you! I agree with you that if you’re going to splurge on a nice pair, go with something classic that you’ll love for years. I’m partial to aviators, but I always buy cheap versions of those because even if they’re not made with poor quality materials, they’re so wiry and thin that they tend to get bent.

  2. July 1, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    I love that you found such a good investment piece, and they’ve lasted you for so long! This is something I wonder about all of the time – it’s great to have an endorsement for splurging!

  3. July 4, 2018 / 1:05 pm

    Great read….I love a little luxury when it comes to sunglasses or bags etc….after all, it’s good to indulge in these little luxuries

  4. July 5, 2018 / 10:34 am

    I love sunglasses, and I love the photos on your blog and how you have presented them so cool and trendy!
    I am also a mad Scalf fan too, so yes! I sooooo noticed the Scalf, too, I live in Scalfs, during winter months 🙂

  5. July 5, 2018 / 5:00 pm

    I never had nice sunglasses until I started cycling and bought some Oakleys. They’ve lasted ages but are very bright so think I need some more ageless ones like yours. I love how wearing the Chanels makes your budget outfit look more expensive. Great photos as always and agree with Kate Batten, they do look very cool and trendy.

  6. July 6, 2018 / 11:50 pm

    I am with you Tiffany! Can’t tell you how much this post resonates. A nice pair of glasses goes a LONG way, indeed!! Your Chanel’s look amazing and goes with everything.

  7. July 8, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    I always invest in sunglasses, thats why I only have 2 pairs. It is all about protecting my eyes from the sun and of course looking cool! 🙂

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