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SXSW 2013 Parade of Shades: Best Sunglasses Looks

SXSW Shades

South by Southwest is the official capital of all things cool for those in the music, movie and tech industries, and this week, it’s also the unofficial center of the style universe. With so many fashion-forward rockers, hipsters an even tech geeks (!?) wandering around Austin right now, we thought we’d hit up Instagram and see what the kids are wearing. Not surprisingly, many SXSW attendees are completing their ensembles with sunglasses — considering the blazing Texas sun, shades are a must-have item — so we put together the following parade of shades — a gallery of the best sunglasses looks of this year’s festival.

Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara chilling with cheaters on before hitting the stage for a matinee performance in Austin.


Charli XCX

Charli XCX shows off her wild colors — and heart-shaped rims — during a break in the Austin action.


Barry Adamson

Bad Seeds member Barry Adamson arrives at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport with shades affixed.


Nick Cave

Nick Cave, Mr. Bad Seed himself, gets some much-needed downtime by hiding behind dark lenses on his flight into Austin. What, no specs for the pooch?



Forget sunglasses — this visored SXSW-goer goes all out with his vision protection. You can’t be too careful.


Cold War Kids

Nathan Willett from Cold War Kids sports white-rimmed spectacles on the way to Austin.


SXSW Peeps

These tech-savvy revelers need more than sunglasses — looks like his screen could seriously use some blockers, too.


Jonathan Toubin

New York Night Train DJ Jonathan Toubin poses during a rare moment away from the steel wheels.


Turbo Fruits

Turbo Fruits, like Corey Hart, wear their sunglasses at night — and indoors. As well they should — those bulbs look pretty damn bright.


Turbo Fruits

Crotch-grabbing guitarist Kingsley Brock pairs sweet aviators with his best vintage Metallica T-shirt on the streets of the Lone Star capital.

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