Spring is here, which means it’s festival season! First up: Coachella. For two weekends in April, Indio California will be overrun with all of the hottest celebs, street-style-clad models, music lovers, and just about everybody else who’s there for the fashion, fun, and music. For an outdoor event that’s basically just a runway show in the desert, trendy sunglasses are an absolute MUST.
Whether you’re going bold with your fashion choices or keeping things bohemian and laid-back, there’s always a pair (or pairs!) of sunglasses perfect for adding that extra edge to your look – and for protecting your eyes from that Indio heat. We’ve kept an eye out for the latest festival trends this year, and with everything from throwback frame shapes to futuristic steampunk shades, you’re bound to find the perfect pair of Coachella glasses for this festival season.
RETRO EDGE: BROWLINE FRAMES
Add a vintage-inspired edge to your ensemble with some old school square frames. With just the right balance between quirky and tomboy-prep, these sunglasses add the perfect finishing touch to any eclectic, bohemian look. Add this to any outfit (really, you can’t go wrong) for a boyish touch. Keep it casual like Justin Bieber with black joggers and a simple tank, pair them with a crop top and skirt like Stella Hudgens, or go all for an all-white look like Whitney Port – no matter what, you’ll look festival-ready and totally trendy.
Want a more summery update on this look? Take your color palette to airy and bright with a white browline frame. Whether you go with a simple white crop top and cutoffs for your look like Kylie Jenner or use these frames as a canvas for something more bold is up to you. Try them with a fun print like Miranda Kerr’s Cali-cool tee. White frames are perfect for spring pastels and for making your accessories pop – and for showing off your Coachella tan!
TRY: Our white browline glasses with rose gold mirrored lenses, or grab them in always-cool, totally timeless black.
OR: Grab them in always-cool, totally timeless black.
DESERT PINUP: CAT-EYE
Tired of bohemian ensembles? Add a little ’50s glamour to your festival look with cat-eye frames for an old Hollywood vibe. For a subtler take, try some tortoiseshell frames like Katy Perry and pair them with statement accessories. Or, if you want your sunglasses to do all the talking, try an embellished pair like Solange Knowles’ sunny frames or a striking white like Dita Von Teese’s. For a frame shape this bold, why not go bold on apparel as well? Pair cat-eye sunnies with bright colors, polka dots, stripes or all of the above for a chic, standout look in a sea of hippie-inspired outfits.
TRY: An updated, metal cat-eye frame for a modern twist on iconic glamour.
BACK TO THE FUTURE: STEAMPUNK SHADES
What do you get when science fiction meets industrial revolution? Steampunk. From Mad Max to Wild Wild West, this aesthetic has been a film favorite for decades and now it’s made the crossover to street style. Both a blast from the past AND to the future, these sunglasses will definitely turn heads at Coachella. Rock a bold reflective lens like Jaime Chung or go all-out industrial like Fergie – either way, you’ll be making a statement. A little worried about going all out? Alessandra Ambrosio’s subtle shades are the perfect beginner’s pair. We recommend a simple look to showcase these futuristic sunglasses: try a plain black dress or some cutoffs to make them the centerpiece – and metallic jewelry is a must.
TRY: A round frame with a gold browbar and blue-mirror tint for the perfect past-meets-future accessory.
SWEETHEART: HEART-SHAPED LENSES
What could be cuter than looking like the heart-eyed emoji? These shaped shades are totally in, which means heart-shaped frames could be your new favorite accessory for festival season. Frames this eye-catching look adorable with simple patterns and bold colors, like Ireland Baldwin’s America-themed outfit, or Emma Roberts’ cute graphic tee. Heart-shaped frames can even work with the bohemian trend – try them with tons of metallic and leather accessories like Vanessa Hudgens for a super eclectic look. Rock heart-shaped frames in metallic gold or white to show off your Coachella tan, or snag some colored lenses for a psychedelic twist.
TRY: Our heart-shaped sunglasses in black metal with red-mirror tint for a colorful and flirty festival look.
With everything from glamorous throwbacks to science fiction-inspired frames, there are endless ways to style your look for Coachella this year with sunglasses from Zenni Optical. Which glasses are you planning on rocking this spring at Coachella? Let us know in the comments below!
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