editor’s pick: cat people

let’s all agree that cat eyes are the best sunglasses.

by steff yotka

Settling on one pair of sunglasses to wear every day is hard--almost impossible, even--but I'm going to make the case that if you could only wear one pair of sunglasses from here to eternity, it should be a pair of cat eyes.

My argument is simple. Firstly, they are flattering on every face shape. Secondly, they make you look like a retro beautiful Catwoman, and, really, who doesn't want that? And thirdly, cat eye sunglasses are the eyewear of choice for the four most stylish women of all time: Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Jean Seberg, and Marilyn Monroe. Convinced yet? 

Maybe this pair from Le Specs will do the trick. At just $59, they won't put a dent in your bank account and have a one year warranty so if you accidentally drop them off the side of your yacht, you're covered. Take a gander at my favorite bespectacled ladies in the gallery below while you dream up your own '60s fantasy. 

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Jean Seberg in Breathless

Marilyn Monroe

January Jones in Mad Men

Brigitte Bardot

Jamie Luner in Confessions in a Sorority Girl

Le Specs Rapture Sunglasses -- $59