Quay, Sussan and Cotton On: Summer's best affordable sunglasses

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A woman stands at the net on a tennis court holding a racket and wearing sunglasses, hat, crop top, skirt and wrist bands in white.
Shop QUAY's tennis-inspired range of sunglasses at the Quay X AO collection. Photo: QUAY

If you need a wardrobe injection this summer, a pair of sunnies is the ideal way to score a new look without breaking the bank.

Here are some of the best places to look:

QUAY

QUAY eyewear has teamed up with The Australian Open this year to help you look fabulous while you're playing - or watching - tennis.

Call the shots, $65

These medium-sized sunnies bring some edge to a cat's-eye shape.

They have a premium injection frame, gold detailing, and a modern silhouette.

Black QUAY sunglasses in smooth frame inspired by cat's-eye sunglasses.
Call the Shots for just $65 with this new take on the fur-ever stylish cat's-eye frame. Photo: Quay

High Key Mini, $75

If traditional aviator-style sunnies swamp your face, these are for you.

These are a scaled-down version of the High Key model, with flat lenses and signature triangle notches, perfect for petite faces.

Aviator-style sunglasses, with pink tones graduating to violet with thin wire frames by QUAY.
The High Key Mini sunglasses, $75, will have your look coming up roses. Photo: QUAY

Yada Yada, $65

These retro-inspired modern rectangular frames come in a range of colours - from out-there to rainbow to tan, black and pink.

A bold rainbow framed pair of sunglasses with sturdy rectangular frames and dark lenses.
They may be named Yada Yada, $65, but there's nothing same-same about these frames. Photo: QUAY

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Sussan

Sussan has a great range of sustainable sunnies, made from recycled polycarbonate and free from virgin plastics.

Every pair comes with a free recycled fabric pouch, to keep your sunnies scratch-free.

Magnolia Tan Sunglasses, $34.95

These classic-style glasses offer good UV protection, and look great too.

They have a shiny, dark tortoiseshell frame, and brown lenses.

A brown and gold tortoiseshell framed pair of Magnolia Tan Sunglasses.
Blossom in these Magnolia Tan Sunglasses, $34.95. Photo: Sussan

Saint Tropez Emerald Sunglasses, $34.95

Cool and chunky, these squarish frames offer a UV Category 3, which gives high protection against glare.

They have smoke lenses and a shiny emerald frame.

Olive green heavy framed sunglasses with smoky lenses and gold fittings. Saint Tropez Emerald Sunglasses, $34.95
Keep your cool in these Saint Tropez Emerald Sunglasses, $34.95. Photo: Sussan

Alison Musk Sunglasses, $34.95

These classic retro frames have a metal arm and pink, shiny frame.

Cute but cool, they give good UV protection, and are great for the beach or going out.

Pale pink round sunglasses with pink lenses and a slightly elongated top corner at right and left. They have gold arms with pink edging.
You'll be pretty in pink in these Alison Musk Sunglasses, $34.95. Photo: Sussan

Cotton On

Known for affordable, on-trend offerings, the Cotton On range of sunnies is cool and colourful.

Abby Rectangle Sunglasses, $19.99

These slim, rectangular sunglasses are super flattering.

They're made from a polycarbonate frame and available in pink, orange and chocolate.

Pink rectangular framed sunglasses with pink lenses. Abby Rectangle Sunglasses, $19.99
Rose-coloured glasses are just what we need and these Abby Rectangle Sunglasses, $19.99, fit the bill. Photo: Cotton On

Olivia Oval Sunglasses, $19.99

Oversized oval sunglasses in a retro shape - what more could you want to ooze cool?

Even better, the frame contains a minimum of 55 per cent recycled materials from post-consumer waste.

Burnished oval sunglasses with darker lenses. Olivia Oval Sunglasses, $19.99
Get up a glow in these Olivia Oval Sunglasses, $19.99. Photo: Cotton On

Gigi Square Sunglasses, $19.99

The shape of the season, these oversized square glasses show you're seriously on-trend.

With a plastic frame and black lenses, they offer good UV protection.

Pastel toned heavy-framed rectangular sunglasses with burnished lenses.
Make a summer statement in these Gigi Square Sunglasses, $19.99. Photo: Cotton On

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