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You’re Going to See These Cat-Eye Sunglasses Everywhere This Summer

If you haven’t already.

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Urban Outfitters Slim Retro Cat-Eye, $16

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With every summer comes a new set of dominating trends — whether it’s a beauty fad (see: all-over iridescent highlighter) or an accessory, like last summer’s now-infamous Cult Gaia Ark Bag. This year, all signs point to the Adam Selman x Le Specs Last Lolita Sunglasses.

The modern cat-eye collab has sold out over a dozen times (!) since they first surfaced in 2015, and it’s not hard to tell why. Aside from being one of the more budget-friendly ways to cop something with a cool designer name attached, these frames have some serious celeb co-signs, from Rihanna to both Hadid sisters.

The popularity of the Last Lolita was a signal for other brands to start churning out similar updated versions of the cat-eye, so even though this particular style is still floating in and out of stock, you don’t have to miss out on the look altogether. We’re loving the shape because it’s trendy without being too capital-F “Fashion,” plus it gives off some major (and always welcome) ’90s vibes.

Here, we’ve rounded up our favorite options to choose from — including the newly re-stocked Last Lolita in crystal gray ($119) — so you don’t need to spend $300 chasing the past sold-out versions on eBay.

Vogue Eyewear x Gigi Hadid Tortoise Frames, $110
Adam Selman x Le Specs The Last Lolita, $119
Kate Young for Tura Ally Sunglasses, $295
Sunglass Museum Thin Pointy Frames, $25
Karen Walker Babou Sunglasses, $220