When classic silhouettes meet contemporary style in the world of shades, small cat-eye sunglasses are born… and Bondi Beach’s Le Specs hasn’t disappointed on this front. Their approach to design and fashion has produced some of the grooviest shades this side of 2010, finding their staple style on a range of colourful sunnies.
Le Specs have merged the traditional cat-eye with the rising trend of small-enough-glasses in their latest ranges. But I’m not talking tiny lenses, I’m talking bold and beaut, as well as sleek and slim, frames with lenses big enough for UV protection.
I have always struggled with sunglasses – my eyebrows are too arched for smaller, rounded lenses but my face is too small for a large frame. When I discovered my 59mm lens Blaze Round Ray-Bans, I thought I’d never find glasses I liked as much again. The perfect shape and size with a mirrored pink lens and sleek gold frame is a bit of me.
But behold, the small cat eye. The trend merges together high-end accessorising with a sleek design and wide accessibility. The price bracket Le Specs pieces sets them as a desirable item without having to break the bank (unless you wanted to channel some YSL or Dior this season) ranging from £40 to £90.
For a sporty-chic pair, The Fugitive pieces are perfect. But if you want to vibe with thicker frames and classy-but-colourful shades, The Last Lolita range is for you. There is literally no time like the present to put away your standard black square frames and invest in a staple pair of sunglasses before summer starts.
Think about it… it won’t be long until high street brands clock on. And while that’s all well and good, you’d defo feel better off sporting a more sophisticated brand for this trend. It’s an investment.
Le Specs really has come through with providing a range of designs on this iconic silhouette, and there’s something for your street-style, motocross or city-chic looks this summer. Personally, I’m feeling the gold and rose gold editions of each style – keeping the style elegant but still a little street.
Let me know what colours and styles you’re loving in time for Summer 2018,
Josie Marie xo