Although not all of us could attend New York Fashion Week, we were there in spirit as designers showcased their best new trends. Some of the recurring trends seen were color blocking, asymmetrical hems, the rocker look (edgy biker jackets a’plenty), pleats, and dots. And of course I couldn’t help but notice those sunglasses on the runway!

Jenny Kayne sunglasses

That soft outfit is from the Jenny Kayne collection for Spring 2012. Let’s get real, though. Who can afford what you see on the runway during Fashion Week? The point is to be inspired by what the designers show. I’m inspired to show you sunglasses that look similar to the pair seen above, but won’t break bank. For the look above, I’d consider oversized retro sunglasses, which will cost you a mere $4.80, 75% off their original price.

Rachel Comey sunglassesThis classic American look comes from Rachel Comey’s collection. To get the look, I suggest our very popular retro square sunglasses.

Now that Fashion Week has ended, what are your thoughts on the shows? Are there any trends you especially like or dislike?

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