Every Friday at the Cut, we’re highlighting one great purchase, for which it’s absolutely worth eating ramen noodles for the rest of eternity. If you’re looking for cheap thrills instead, check back every Monday for a fun pick-me-up that will still leave you with enough cash for dinner.
In times of crisis, a pair of aviators from a street vendor will serve you well, but nothing feels fancier than buying nice sunglasses before you need them. These geometric cat-eye shades from Prada are worth the splurge. The bold tortoiseshell frames, juxtaposed with the dainty gold stems, scream luxury, and the shape has enough personality to withstand the vagaries of trends. Pray that it becomes acceptable to wear sunglasses at night, because you’ll never want to take these off.
Prada sunglasses, $355 at Macy’s