My favourite vintage pair broke last year and the cheapo aviators I’ve been hanging onto for years are a bit wonky from being crushed in my bag too many times. This year, I’ve decided to invest in a pair of cat-eye sunglasses, so I went hunting on Polyvore for inspiration.
The cat-eye style is a great one for several reasons. Originating in the 1950’s, it’s a quintessential vintage shape that was favoured by such epic beauties as Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly. Cat-eye sunglasses lend an air of ladylike sophistication to even the most tomboyish of girls, and they come in a variety of sizes, which is great if, like me, you have delicate features (who am I kidding, I mean a small face) and don’t suit gigantic Jackie O frames.
The great news is, there are looooads of cat’s eye sunglasses around at the moment. So whether you opt to invest in classic Tom Ford tortoiseshell cat-eyes (£260) or a brightly-coloured high street pair that might only last this season, you’ll be purrrfectly on trend. Miaow.