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Get the Look: The Hottest Sunglasses on the Street at Australian Fashion Week

If eyes are windows to the soul, then sunglasses are the window dressing. Not that your eyes aren’t gorgeous on their own, but squinting in the sun has never been anyone’s best look. And the ladies who fashion know this well.

Our street-style photographer at-large, Crystal Nicodemus, recently spent time on the sidewalks of Sydney, snapping shots of the Who’s Who at Australian Fashion Week. While everyone was rocking impressive looks in their own way, some clear patterns began to emerge in the sunnies department. Here are four shapes gearing up to be summer’s hottest bets—and the unexpected ways in which to wear them.



Stylist Kate Young for Tura | Pop-In Goes Poolside

We visited Kate Young on the bright, sunny morning immediately following the Met Gala and not long before all the craziness of Cannes, and that right there is all the metaphor you really need. Every day in the life of this ultra-cool celebrity stylist is the day after something really major. And probably the day before and during something really major, too. Kate Young … she’s just major.

Celebrity stylist Kate Young showing us some of the tools of her trade
on the morning after the Met Gala this past May; image by Kirby Calvin

But that doesn’t necessarily mean you know her by name or that adorable, blonde-fringed face. As a stylist and brand collaborator/consultant, her genius and finesse live largely beyond the camera’s gaze. Not our camera, mind you. No, Kirby Calvin and I brought our lens right up to Young’s downtown NYC office and talked to her about Kate Young for Tura, the collection of super-chic sunglasses she made in collaboration with the New York City–based eyewear brand and available now at Pop-In Goes Poolside.

Kate Young’s office; image by Kirby Calvin

Here’s what she who dresses Naomi Watts, Natalie Portman and Sienna Miller has to say about summer style, swimming holes of the eastern United States and how frames frame your style.

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People StyleWatch: Sunglasses

Currently ogling People Magazine’s Editors’ Picks for getting the look of their favorite shaded celebs.

They’ve snapped Nicole Richie wearing her own House of Harlow 1960 designs, and they’re suggesting these Nordstrom-exclusive Halogen sunnies to recreate the neon trend Jessica Biel is rocking. We can’t decide which sunglasses we love more: retro-classic cat-eye or Day-Glo fab. Which is your favorite?


From Subtle to Stunning: Cat-Eye Sunglasses

“Love these sunglasses! …I feel like a ’50s movie star.” –Cmiranda88, 5-star review for top-rated kate spade new york ‘franca’ sunglasses

That pretty much sums up the lasting popularity of cat-eye sunglasses. The subtler, modern version of this vintage shape is feminine, glamorous and just a little daring. There isn’t a face they don’t complement, and putting them on feels like you’ve stepped right onto the silver screen.

Their seductive, witty appeal comes in bold frames and angular shapes or, for a quieter statement, gently upturned corners that look demure and sweet. Wear these with anything; you can’t go wrong.

Shop all cat-eye sunglasses.

Prada Rectangular Cat’s Eye Sunglasses
MARC BY MARC JACOBS Colorblock Cat’s Eye Sunglasses
kate spade new york ‘soleil’ cat’s eye sunglasses
MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Shetland’ Cat’s Eye Sunglasses
Ray-Ban Cat’s Eye Sunglasses
Dior Retro Inspired Sunglasses