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Festival Eyewear: What Style Should You Rock?

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Summer is prime time for EDM festivals, which also means it's prime time for EDM festival fashion. Part of the fun of attending an EDM festival is dressing the part from head to toe. Interestingly enough, eyewear has become a staple for many ravers and festival attendees. Whether you rock Ray-Ban's religiously or own 25 pairs of diffraction glasses, anyone who's attended a summer festival has dawned a pair of shades while they danced at least once. In fact, I think it's safe to say that you aren't a real raver until you've worn diffraction glasses under the electric sky :P Let's take a look at some of the eyewear options for this festival season.

Diffraction Glasses

If you're interested in and inspired by the visual aspects that make EDM festivals a sensational experience, look into getting a pair of diffraction glasses. These glasses come in many styles and effects and will take the lights you see to the next level by diffracting the light beams that pass through your lens. As light passes through narrow apertures of your diffraction glasses, each beam of light is split into its individual spectrum of colors turning white light into a full rainbow spectrum.The effect is an awesome visual sensation unlike anything you've seen. Diffraction glasses are not only stylish accessories to complete your outfit, but are also tools to heighten your EDM experience.

Shutter Glasses

Another visually pleasing piece of eyewear that is trending on the EDM scene are shutter glasses. These glasses are illuminated eye pieces that light up your face but don't block your vision. When you wear them, you won't see the lights, but everyone else will be able to. They are battery powered and have several modes that feature solid light, flashing light or sound activation to go with the beat of the music. These are the perfect festive additions to your outfit and will certainly entertain your friends as they watch you light up and dance the night away.

Classic Sunglasses

Diffraction and shutter glasses may be fun and trendy, but to shield your eyes from the sun and strobing lights there's nothing better than a classic pair of sunglasses. Classic shades add an effortless touch to your outfit that ties it all together with minimal effort. Whatever your face shape or style may be, stay true to yourself and find a pair that both fits well and looks great. In the midst of partying, you won't want the hassle of an uncomfortable pair of sunglasses lying awry on your face. To find your perfect pair, check out a tried-and-true classic brand such as Ray-Ban. They have classic aviators and wayfarers as well as more modern styles such as the double-bridge and hexagonal flat lenses. Even though you'll pay more, invest in a quality pair of sunglasses that you can wear for a long time. If you take good care of them, they'll last for years, plus you'll be able to wear them for any occasion. When looking for a pair of sunglasses to wear to an EDM event, be true to your individual style, make sure they fit well and don't be afraid to don multiple styles to suit your mood. Keep in mind that you're investing in eyewear that you'll be wearing to multiple events and future occasions, but experiment and have fun with diffraction glasses and shutter glasses, too. Above all, have fun, stay safe and spread good vibes and PLUR at your next EDM festival.