One of my favorite sunglasses are my SUPER by RETROSUPERFUTURE brand. The funky name is so appropriate for their funky Euro styles! Celebrities such as Kanye and Jessica Alba have been seen rocking a pair and bloggers all over the world incorporate these fabulous, funky pairs in the most unique ways because they are super fun to style!
My favorite style is the “Lucia” which I feel suits most face shapes. You can cop a pair at Nordtrom’s for $199, which is where I got mine, or on the brand’s website . People ask if it’s worth spending more on the originals, and if you can do so, then I think its worth it just because quality goes a long way. However, there are some great alternatives online as well if you’re simply wanting to try out the trend.
These are very similar to the Lucia, if not almost identical. Shopflyjane.com is selling these babies for $14 a pop versus the $200 originals. With sunglasses, buying online is a gamble because you don’t know how they will look. You could go try on the originals at Nordstrom’s to see if the shape suits you, then buy the less costly replicas, but you won’t know 100% how these will look.
Gojane.com has these for only $5.40, which is nuts. Now obviously, you pay for what you get, so if you need a trendy, cheap pair to leave in your car, then these are great.
I’ve seen a tremendous amount of look-a-likes on the net and there is so much variation in color and pattern. Perhaps a white or tortoise pair would be better for summer, but a classic black is always handy. And with summer right around the corner, who isn’t on the hunt for a haute pair?
Rida Islam, Fashion Editor