When we heard that cat eye sunglasses were the new spring trend, we worried that bobby socks and poodle skirts would shortly follow – not exactly a fashion renaissance we’re ready for. Then, designers like Prada and Alexander Wang showed us the light (or is it the shade?) in their spring shows. The newest cat eye shades are angular, colorful and oh-so modern. Bring on the UVAs!
Valentino’s Cat Eye Fade Sunglasses ($245) are sophisticated, yet playful at the same time. A big round frame reminds us of the Cheshire Cat, so best to accessorize your accessory with a wide, mischievous grin!
No one did sunglasses quite like Jackie Onassis, and these D&G Cat Eye Sunglasses ($135) seem fit for the former first lady. If you’re feeling presidential, pair ‘em with a crisp white blouse and dark denim.
Not ready to let go of your Rayban Wayfarers? Consider these Shades by American Eagle ($15.50), a fair compromise on the two trends. The oh-so-slight upturn on the tortoise shell frame gives you the best of both worlds.
-Kia Miakka Wood