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Everybody’s wearing cat-eye sunglasses

How to wear your retro shades is pretty self-explanatory, but what to wear them with takes a little more effort…

Pernille Teisbaek
Ada Kokosar
Gilda Ambrosio
Vanessa Hong
Margaret Zhang
Darja Barannik

The darling of our accessories wish list last season, retro shades are making even more of an impact for SS19. Firstly, there’s an even wider selection to choose from: oversized ’80s shapes by Saint Laurent, ’90s-style futuristic frames by Prada and classic ’60s silhouettes by Fendi. Secondly, cat-eye sunglasses are now in a league of their own; the perfect choice to define the cheekbones and add a chic edge to every outfit.

How to style them? Herewith three of the most interesting approaches: embrace a modern Matrix look by teaming your sharp frames with a full leather outfit like stylist Ada Kokosar; go for mini-sized frames and wear with a bright power suit for an ’80s vibe; or to go full retro, try dark lenses with a feminine midi dress. No wonder cats always look so smug.


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