Seeing flared trousers, denim dresses and voluminous blowouts everywhere, one thing is for sure- we’ve embraced the 70’s comeback. But what I specifically love about the trend is the accessories, which brings us to the Carlina sunglasses by Chloe.
For me personally, I got very Charlie’s Angels- Farah Fawcett “vibes” when I discovered the Chloe range. That’s probably because of the oversized shape, pink coloured lenses and gold rims. I could see myself in a denim jumpsuit or a white tiered maxi dress just rocking these glasses amidst some palm trees (but that will probably remain a dream, since the dupes did not suit me at all and I’ll ramble about that later).
I found these sunglasses on DEPOP, DEPOP.COM an app for pre-owned fashion- and a big addiction. However, you will also find a lot of small scale businesses that sell a wide range of things, from boutique lines to homeware and even electronics.
I purchased the Carlina dupes from a seller who had previously gotten the pair from one of the businesses that sell unbranded ‘designer inspired’ sunglasses. The originals retail in the £235-995 range (the glasses come gold plated too) and the dupes cost me £12 including shipping.
Now more on my experience.
Three makeup looks, two outfit changes and five hairstyles later, these glasses still did not suit me. I was quite sad given my excitement and the fact that it was a “it’s not you, it’s me” situation. I guess it was useful I bought the dupes to experiment before splurging on the real thing.
Links below to originals and names of sellers with good reviews on DEPOP.
DISCLAIMER: This post is not sponsored by DEPOP and I am in no way promoting any businesses on the app or vouching for them. I have simply shared my experience.