While it’s never a shock to hear that sunglasses are a must have accessory to invest in, the shape and colouring of glasses are ever changing and always having a facelift when new seasons roll in. Exaggerated round frames had their day in the sunshine, bold deconstructed shaping featured aplenty earlier in the decade and, just last year, aviators had a revitalisation in the trend stakes. Come new season, come new favourable frame, and we couldn’t be happier with what summer 2017 is bringing to Australian shores.
At the recent Spring Racing carnival – which we are sure flooded Instagram feeds across the state – the trademark frame of the season was everywhere: the cat eye. Yet, it isn’t the typical cat eye that we are used to in high street fashion. It’s a cat eye that takes its roots from Grace Kelly and Ginger Rogers and has been reimagined by modern designers to have an edgy, fresh take on the classic shape. You will find it in an assortment of colours, frame and lenses often contrasting, and designers cannot get enough of the look to keep eyes sheltered from the sun.
Spoil yourself this summer with a new pair of frames and make sure they are some cat eyes. Spy our favourite takes on the trend here, and maybe you’ll find the purr-fect pair!
3. Gucci $415
4. ASOS $24.00
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