Take a stroll through New York City and you’ll notice there’s a new trend making the rounds: the white, oversized mod sunglasses. It seems eeeeevveerryybody wants to be Kurt Cobain, and can you blame them? (The answer is no.) The only problem is that this appreciation is no longer the levelheaded pursuit it started out as. It’s run amok and now — as it becomes more and more difficult to distinguish one person from another — it’s basically transformed into utter chaos.
I’m not here to encourage this look. To do so would not only be trite, but also irresponsible. What I’m here to tell you is that you can still emulate Kurt’s quirky, slightly feminine style and not have to feel so entirely unremarkable. All you must do is invest in a cat eye. Why? They’re not limited to white, they come in an inordinate number of styles, and they also don’t come with your typical round- or square-shaped lenses. Below, some inspiration, and then some options…
Opening Ceremony’s got a pair of cat eye sunglasses made by their in-house brand, on sale right now for only $50.
And they also sell these sweet Kamali Kulture cat eyes, for $100.
Nasty Gal sells a pair of pink cat eye shades for $40.
And if, after all this, you STILL want to look like Kurt Cobain? Here’s a really cool pair.