We’ve said it in the past and we’ll say it again: cat-eye frames are here to stay! We know it can be daunting to stray from your neutral go-to favorites, but we love pushing a glow up - especially when sunglasses are involved. Illesteva continues to represent and reward risk takers with their exaggerated take on the cat-eye with the Isabella in Black. This fun-loving acetate frame is elevated with notched eyelash-esque details, decorating each top corner with attitude. These retro-inspired shades take you down memory lane with a fresh and modern twist, offering a heavy helping of panache to any outfit. With a tonal black UVA/UVB lens measuring in at 52mm, these spectacles best compliment oval face shapes, but we’ve never been the type to shy away from smaller frames. Let these slide down the bride of your nose and wear these shades in style.
A lot of focus has been on Illesteva’s newest collection, but that doesn’t take away from any of the other brands we adore so much, especially KREWE. This New Orleans based company knows exactly how to take a risk with their more fashion forward frames. For those of you who tend to gravitate towards a round lens, but don’t want to go for another basic iteration, the STL II in Stardust to Buff is the perfect combination of classic and daring. An oversized version of their signature St. Louis frame, the STL II is inspired by the brand’s surroundings in the French Quarter, featuring detailed cast iron work and handcrafted pinned hinges. These ultra-luxe frames feature a multi-colored acetate elevated with unique matte 24k gold plated hardware to give them that signature “KREWE” look. These summer-fresh shades will bring some classic notes to your daily look on a sunny day.