With Banana Republic’s second launch of their ever-popular Mad Men collection, the spring runways abound with ladylike inspiration, vintage glamour is making a big comeback. How better to express this trend than with a quick switch in your choice of eyewear?
Cat eye frames always bring to mind that old-school vintage-inspired glamour. Makers in all price ranges- from classic standbys like Tom Ford, Dior, and D&G; to the new-wave classic like Ray-Ban, Super, and Karen Walker; to our favorite bang for the buck brands like Asos- are all making fierce cat-eyes this season.
Pair them with your urban basics for a little twist on your everyday black skinny denim and grey tee shirts, make your leather jacket a bit more feminine glamour and a bit less rocker-chic, or go all out and pair with a flared halter neck dress and be a true fifties siren. Even better if that dress is in red!
Glam up that spring trench with a dark pair of bold shades, like Tom Ford’s dramatic cat-eye style. Wear short black shorts and a white tank under your trench (messily tied, never belted!). Pair with some killer heels and you’re pretty much ready for a day of walking about the city with friends or hitting up that new wine bar come dusk.
For a modern look, pair with a slim power skirt and pussy bow blouse plus a tough topper- like a mortorcycle jacket or rugged denim. Don’t go too girly with the shoes- something spiky or studded, and then add your cat-eyes. The fun is all in the juxtaposition of different inspirations, to make a look that is both not too saccharine and that is uniquely yours!