Top 10 must-have summer festival sunglasses

20 Jun 2023

With so many summer events lined up for us to look forward to, it is a great time to prepare with your choice of fashionable new sunglasses. Summer festivals tend to be very laid back and so are a great opportunity to express your own individuality through your unique fashion choices. Enjoy the fresh air and dance along happily with your friends to your favourite music hits this summer festival season. Fingers crossed there will be plenty of great weather to enjoy during the British summertime. However, come rain or shine, we’re sure you’ll have a fun and memorable experience. Of course, there is no harm in bringing along a pair of wellies and an umbrella just in case!

To give you some inspiration, we’ve carefully selected some of the season’s best festival sunglasses styles for you to choose from. Add the perfect finishing touch to your summer wardrobe and get yourself festival ready! Explore a wide selection of trendy prescription sunglasses.

Go retro with round sunglasses

If John Lennon and the Gallagher brothers are anything to go by, round sunglasses are the way to go if you want to look like an absolute rock legend at your next summer festival. We are seeing this trend pop up everywhere this summer season. Achieve a cool retro look with a pair of round sunnies!

Keep it classic in Clubmaster sunnies

The Clubmaster is a very traditional and versatile style of sunglasses. Combining sleek metal and acetate, this design has a very distinctive appearance. This style of sunglasses can function not only in a formal setting but also at very chilled and casual events too. Pair these kinds of shades with loose-fitting clothing like a short-sleeved shirt or summer dress and you have a very relaxed, contemporary look.

Feel like a star in pilot-style shades

Aviator sunglasses are probably one of the trendiest pieces of eyewear you can own right now. Our summer festival must-haves wouldn’t be complete without this timeless style! Not only do these pilot-style shades usually have fairly large lenses and therefore protect you more reliably from the sun, but they are also undeniably stylish. If you go for a metal pair, they’ll be sturdy so you can freely jump around and dance to your favourite tunes. They’ll also be lightweight and comfortable with soft adjustable nose pads for a more custom fit.

Be flamboyant in a dramatic cat-eye

If you’re keen to stand out at your next music event, a pair of dramatic cat-eye shades is sure to grab the attention of the crowd. Many talented music stars within the industry, from Elton to Lady Gaga, choose to show off their exuberant personality and you can certainly match their energy with a pair of cat-eye sunglasses. The distinctive exaggerated angles of this design are very eye-catching. Why not opt for a bold floral print too? After all, not only does that match the summer theme, floral sunglasses are very on-trend this season!

Stay sporty and show off your dance moves!

Sports sunglasses tend to have a very innovative design and contemporary feel. For this reason, they’re great for casual summer events, in particular music festivals. They are also built for comfort and designed for you to be active. So go ahead and don’t be afraid to show off some of your best dance moves along to your favourite tunes! Look fresh in a slick pair of sporty sunglasses. Choose from a range of popular brands and designs, which includes Oakley, Puma, Polo Ralph Lauren and more.

What type of sunglasses is best?

Select either dark, gradient, or polarised sunglasses tints. They are suited to a variety of different needs and will all provide 100% UV protection.

You can also try Transitions® Light Intelligent Lenses™ which function as both a pair of fully clear glasses indoors and a pair of sunglasses outdoors.

What will you be wearing at your next summer festival?

We’re sure you’ll be enjoying plenty of unforgettable moments with friends and loved ones at music festivals across the UK and perhaps even aboard this summer. Share your best photos with us on Instagram and don’t forget to wear your new favourite summer festival sunglasses! Tag us at @‌glasses_direct and #myglassesmyway.