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We’d never tell you not to buy those gorgeous Illesteva frames you’ve been eyeing. But we also recognize that sunnies take a fair amount of abuse in NYC: sand at Jacob Riis, thunderstorms that appear out of nowhere, airborne street dirt literally everywhere. Throw one of these affordable pairs into your bag without worry—no one else will be the wiser.

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Pink Mirrored Aviators

We’re taking that whole rose-colored glasses thing literally.

Gap ($35)

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Urban Outfitters

Retro Half-Frames

These mega-flattering shades are practically standard issue among the cool kids at Fort Tilden. And the fact that they cost less than a green juice doesn’t hurt, either. 

Urban Outfitters ($10)

NY sunglasses two tone LIST

Two-Tone Wayfarers

Tortoiseshell is classic, but tortoiseshell plus translucent lavender is refreshingly unique.

Anthropologie ($38)

NY sunglasses round frames LIST

Oversize Round Frames

Life hack: Anytime you can copy Iris Apfel, you do it. (Thank us later.)

Topshop ($30)

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Flat Lenses

Don’t feel like putting any effort into your outfit? Just throw on these frameless shades and everyone will be too distracted by your coolness to notice.

ASOS ($17)

NY sunglasses tinted round LIST

Round Tinted Lenses

One part flower child, one part fashion blogger.

Mango ($30)

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Hexagonal Lenses

Round? Routine. Square? Snore. It’s all about unexpected geometric shapes this year, like these six-sided wonders.

Spitfire ($39)

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White Cat-Eyes

The mod style is the shape to have this year. Mirrored lenses and metal detailing keep the look from feeling too dated.

B.P. ($12)

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& Other Stories

Modern Aviators

We love a classic aviator, but we get that the Top Gun silhouette can be a strong statement. These sleek babies, however, are nothing but flattering.

& Other Stories ($29)

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Steve Madden

Yellow Lenses

Give yourself a sunnier outlook (literally) with this on-trend hue.

Steve Madden ($36)

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