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The Look for Less: Burberry Brights Colored Sunglasses

The new Burberry Brights eyewear collection for Spring/Summer 2011 features bright colors like lime green, aqua, purple, and orange. You can pick up a pair for $250 at

I typically shy away from colorful sunglasses but the latest ad campaigns shot by Mario Testino look so chic and sophisticated, I've found myself reconsidering.

I saw these brightly colored sunglasses at Target by Xhilaration ($19.99) and was instantly reminded of the Burberry styles. It might be a good way to try the trend before investing in the real deal.

What do you think, are you a fan of colorful sunglasses this season?

Love the colors, but I definitely would wait for a sale/clearance. Xhilaration sunglasses are not worth $20 IMO--but they're definitely on trend. Good find; I think the colors are a lot of fun :-).
#1 Erin on 2011-06-10 21:42 (Reply)
I was thinking the exact same thing; I bought a black pair like this from Target a few summers ago, and they were $5.99. I do love the blue ones, maybe Forever 21 will knock them off too.
#1.1 Sara (Homepage) on 2011-06-11 17:43 (Reply)
I love the bright colors, but the price on those Burberry frames is outrageous!

The alternatives from Target are definitely on the right track, but in my (admittedly biased) opinion, you'd be better off going with something you could customize for every swimsuit and sundress you own. My company lets you upload a picture of your favorite outfit and create a custom temple for sunglasses to match it perfectly. You can even swap out different temple styles in a single frame. This gets you a lot of mileage out of a relatively small investment.

Seems like a no-brainer to me, but again, I'm biased. :-)
#2 Jesse (Homepage) on 2011-06-11 11:34 (Reply)
Fashion is cyclical unfortunately. I think these are one of the worst things you could put on your face...unless you're going to an 80's themed party. I wouldn't pay $250 or $19.99.
#3 Elizabeth on 2011-06-12 11:22 (Reply)
I agree, those are really ugly.
#3.1 Jesse (Homepage) on 2011-06-13 11:21 (Reply)
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