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From Brooklyn to Bonnaroo: Sunglasses that are Taking Summer ’17 by Storm


Every April hoards of celebrities, Instagram starlets, socialites, and various iterations of the scantily clad head to the desert in southern California for a little assemblage of musical performances that you may have heard of. Coachella marks the beginning of festival season, and that time of year when it’s officially acceptable to debut spring’s must-have pieces. While due homage is always paid to festival fashions by the masses of photogs that emerge from every corner of the internet to snap the most notable ensembles, this season brought with it a host of statement eyewear that was not to be overshadowed by the customary short shorts and sheer dresses of Coachellas past.

Rihanna sported a prototypical pair of embellished Gucci shades with a glittering bodysuit. Selena Gomez peeked out from beneath pale pink aviators in a selfie with The Weeknd, while Alessandra Ambrosio opted for a similar style with orange-toned flash lenses. Then in stark contrast to the avant-garde choices of her peers, Emma Roberts made her own statement by matching a demure mini-dress with some oversized, Jackie O reminiscent frames. It’s undeniable that bold sunglasses were an especially essential accessory this year, and while these styles were spotted at Coachella and will surely be making the rounds at festivals all summer, they’ve also been conspicuous on the streets of New York City. From Brooklyn to the Bronx, and from Bonnaroo to Outside Lands, the following sunglasses trends are taking the summer by storm.

Show Your True Colors

While the sun-deflecting abilities of the colored lens might not be on par with some of the darker options of the season, brightly hued lenses are trending something fierce. From pink and blue aviators to yellow wayfarers, you simply can’t go wrong with a pair of colorfully tinted sunglasses.

Show Your True Colors


Show Your True Colors by theantisocialista featuring rainbow sunglasses


Not Afraid of the Dark

While in the past festival-wear has been prone to bohemian inclinations, a hint of grunge began to sprout last spring, and this year the broody babe has fully blossomed. Fishnets, vintage tees, chokers, and dark lenses set in round, metal frames replaced many of the flowing florals and pastel palettes that we’ve come to expect from the festival season.

Not Afraid of the Dark


Not Afraid of the Dark by theantisocialista featuring round sunglasses


Millennial Pink

While the term is becoming a little tired, the hue is certainly not. Millennial pink is that rosy, dusty blush that you’ve been spotting virtually everywhere, and Coachella was no exception. Attendees accented monochromatic ensembles with coordinating sunglasses of various shapes and sizes, and while this color might appeal strongly to subthirty festival devotees, the trend is one that can be adapted to any locale and occasion.

Millennial Pink


Millennial Pink by theantisocialista featuring clear sunglasses


Don’t miss the opportunity to show off these versatile shades as the long-awaited summer envelops New York City. Get these and countless other designer glasses from your local Cohen’s Fashion Optical. Visit (insert hyperlink) for the store nearest to you, or visit the location at 132 West 57th Street for many of the brands and styles mentioned above. And don’t forget to follow @cohensfashionoptical for instant access to the most popular fashion eyewear this season.

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