MAPLE LEOPARD: Summer's Hottest Trend: Cat Eye Sunglasses

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Summer's Hottest Trend: Cat Eye Sunglasses



Hey girls, how about those cat eye sunglasses?!  I am so in love with this glasses trend for summer 2016. This trend is routed from the 50's and early 60's fashion. The cat eye is a timeless style that adds versatility to your wardrobe, and a hint of glam.

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Cat eye sunglasses have long been a favorite of Hollywood's finest such as Ava Gardner, Marilyn Monroe, and Audrey Hepburn. During the 50's and 60's, this style was considered to be graceful and glamorous.  It was also a cultural trend shift towards accepting anyone who wore glasses.

Cat eye glasses and face shapes: For the most part, a frame with rounded edges will work best for a square, or diamond shaped face.  A round face would look better in a pair that has sharper edges, or a larger frame that curves upward a little. This rule of course is not hard and fast. The best way to find out is -go have a party trying on glasses, ha, try try try until you find the perfect pair.

How to Wear Cat Eye Sunglasses: Once you've hunted down the right pair for your face, you will find they will work with many different ouffits: from modern chic to totally vintage.  If you are going for a vintage vibe, stick to frames from the 40's-60's. Even though the 70s' are making a major comeback in fashion, this era is best suited to round glasses.


Best Choices for Women Over 40:  Of course us middle aged gals are always looking for ways to keep the fountain of youth flowing.  Classy and chic eyewear can really take a lot of years off your face.  A pair that is smaller in length with upturned corners will define your cheekbones and give the illusion of an instant facelift. 

The possibilities for styling cat inspired sunnies are so much fun, and the selection of glasses on line are endless!  The Glasses Shop, who offered to collaborate for this post, has several pairs to step up your glam.  I chose this beautiful pair in rose gold, called "Darren." These shades were perfect to accessorize my bohemian themed dress,for a casual day on the waterfront. These would also look great with a dressy outfit:  



I'm so happy the sunshiny days of summer are here again.  I will be doing quite a bit of traveling the next month, and looking forward to wearing these shades with several of my outfits. How about you, are you loving cat eye classes, or do you prefer the more traditional styles? 

If you are in the market for prescription sunglasses, the Glasses Shop has you covered there too with frames starting at $29.95. Thank you for stopping by today and here is a coupon code just for you if you would like to order:  GSHOT50.  This code is to receive 50% off on eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses(sale frames excluded).   Have a beautiful day!

Inspirational Quote for the Week: "When I look into the future, it's so bright it burns my eyes"  Oprah Winfrey.

                                                                 XO VALERIE

Shop My Outfit:   Target :Off the should dress| Target Sandals (similar-still looking!)








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35 comments:

  1. Love those sunnies! I have yet to hop on board with the cat eye style.

    xx,
    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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    1. Hi Amanda. thank you much! I hope you can get a pair soon, they are so fun!

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  2. Those glasses are amazing! I love this whole look on you!! So perfect for summer!

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    1. Thanks so much Lauren, I hope you have a fun summer!!

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  3. Stunning glasses. Colored are brilliant

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  4. Love those sunglasses! I'm a fan of the cateye sunglass trend. :)

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    1. Yay!! Thank you for coming by Crystal! Have a great weekend!

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  5. I like the glasses! I haven't been able to hop on the cateye trend yet, but I'm loving the reflective lenses.

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    1. Thank you, well everyone has their own taste....maybe you will like them when they are going out..ha that's how it usually works! Thanks for stopping!

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  6. Those glasses are amazing. I'd love to have a pair like this with clear lenses.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much Izabela, I think they have clear lenses as well, check the website! I hope you find some!

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  7. Love cats eye sunnies, I have a pair stashed away in my closet somewhere that I haven't worn in a while, might be time to make a reappearance!

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    1. That's so cool you still had a pair! I had to buy some and I will be looking for more! Thanks for stopping by!

      Valerie

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  8. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. These glasses are head turners!

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    1. thank you Nicole ..love your link up and your style! Valerie xo

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  9. I love cat eye sunglasses and have been wearing them for the past few years. I'm so glad they are still in style because they are so cool!!

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    1. Yes they are so awesome I am obsessed...glad you are lovin the trend!

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  10. I love everything you are wearing today especially the patterned Torquoise Dress and cat-eye sunglasses. The sandals were perfect to create a nice, cool Bohemian look!

    Thanks for linking up with me before. A brand-new linkup is currently live. Would love for you to join with your fabulous style. Thanks, Ada. =)

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2016/06/i-just-recently-bought-this-cute-little.html

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    1. Thank you so much Ada, you are so sweet, Id be glad to visit your link up again!

      Val

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  11. I didn't know these were in again, but I used to have a pair back in high school. :) I love the pair you are wearing, they look great on you. That off the shoulder dress is also so pretty on you and I love the color!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. HI Carrie..Ive been hearing that a lot, I don't remember owning a pair..ha ha..getting old! ;) Thanks for the sweet compliments, have a great weekend!

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  12. Awesome sunnies! Love the colors-I hope we need them a TON in Seattle this summer! Yay for sunshine!

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    1. Thank you Terumi !! I hope you are having a great start to summer and yes I hope we need them all summer long!

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  13. I love cat eye sunny's!! I think I would go with a very large frame, even though it is not exactly traditional. In my opinion the bigger the glasses the better.

    http://www.melbeeblog.com

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    1. I tend to agree with that Melbee, I love the big sunnies..so much fun!

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  14. That dress is SO pretty!!! I just can't pull off cat eye. ;-)

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    1. Thank you Susannah! Oh I am sure you could..just takes getting used to!;)

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  15. How fun!!
    I've only just started exploring sunglasses as a great accessory and these are perfect!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank You Jodie, sunglasses are definielty a must have accessory, thanks for stopping by...

      Valerie
      xo

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