Glastonbury is famous for getting the festival season off to a muddy but glittering start – and this year is no exception. Despite the rain, however, the festival circuit is always the perfect place to stand out from the crowd and what better way to do so than with some statement specs? 

With different colours, shapes and sizes, glasses are the perfect accessory to raise your confidence and get you looking your best even when you’re stuck in your wellies with mud up to your knees. 

Get Twiggy with it 
One of the key trends this season is undoubtedly retro. Flowery and intricate patterns are making a comeback with a rebirth of 60’s style for both young and older generations. This means laid back but bold, like Colchester’s Groves tortoiseshell frames (£89), or for the ladies who want to go bold, 60’s icon, Twiggy’s, new Aurora collection sunglasses (£125), launching this July – is perfect for that hippy vibe.
Go Vogue
In one of its recent articles, Vogue made predictions and suggestions for this year’s festival eyewear scene. Contrary to last year’s trends, the days of quirky cat eyes or emboldened black frames are gone. This summer, high fashion trends are likely to see simple but effective wire-framed aviator frames. Laura Sharpe, Colchester’s frame expert and store manager says: “These frames are best for a heart or round shaped face and make a strong, silent statement to accessorise your entire face without any other embellishment. Get this look without the designer price tag, with our metallic Aubrey (£25) or Colum (£45) frames. 

‘Pop by for a consultation and let us get you geared up for your festival getaway.’

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