I usually shlub it up in the summer. The scorching weather makes me want to dress as loosely as possible, and as bare as I can get without scaring children. But despite the monotony of living in cut-off Levi’s and racerback tanks until September, the sun welcomes a wide array of stylish sunglasses that can refresh any outfit.
Insert: cat-eye sunglasses. Everything old is new again as these retro specs that preceded bug-eye glasses are making a huge resurgence. Click through for some inspiring frames and celebrities sporting the vintage look.
The frames emerged in the ’50s, first appearing in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and later gracing the faces of stars including Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn. Their looks, often paired with updos or scarves, became iconic images of classy and chic style. Accentuating the cheekbones and making a striking statement, the frames can range from small to over-sized, with either pointed angles or softened edges.
Although originally associated with the elite, the frames are accessible to every lady wanting a unique edge to her look. Below are some choice pairs that can embolden your outfit without breaking the bank.
The pair I’m wearing are only $16 at Urban Outfitters and come in 3 different colors. UO has an entire category of sunglasses dedicated to the cat-eye shape.
ASOS Velvet Cat-Eye Sunglasses, $24.86
ModCloth Cat Eye Cutie Sunglasses, $11.99
Forever 21 Cat Eye Sunglasses, $5.80
Check out the gallery for cat-eye sunglasses sporters, both old and new!
Do you have cat-eye eyewear? What is your favorite sunglasses style?