Get Your Funk On: Funky Eyeglasses for Everyone
April 10, 2023 • 9:44 AM
Funky eyeglasses are back. Even better news, they now come in a wide range of designs. So, if you’re considering something adventurous for your next pair of glasses, there’s no shortage of funky options. Simply pick a pair that works for you.
Let’s investigate what funky eyeglasses are exactly, then look at some different funky styles you might want to consider. We’ll also suggest where to get your next pair of funky glasses that suits your needs and your sense of style.
What Is Funk?
The word “funk” refers to a music genre that originated in the 1960s and was popular through the ‘70s into the ’80s. Funk music is an earthy mixture of jazz, soul, R&B, gospel, and bebop styles — to name a few — with an underlying rhythmic bass line that makes you want to dance.
Initially popularized by James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone, the genre was later adopted into the musical styles of artists from many categories, including Miles Davis, Kool and the Gang, Marvin Gaye, Chaka Khan, the Temptations, Prince, and even Michael Jackson. Nowadays, you’ll still find funky inspiration in genres like hip-hop and techno dance music.
Funk fashion celebrated freedom of dress in both clothes and eyewear. You could go understated or over the top, and whether what you wore matched or didn’t wasn’t an issue — as long as it expressed your style.
What Are Funky Eyeglasses?
Staying true to that ethos are funky eyeglasses. Funk can be expressed in the shape, colors, design, and unique styling detail of your glasses frames, or the color of your lenses.
Many funky styles are unisex and suit all genders, so don’t feel limited. Funk is all about freedom.
Funky Glasses for You
Aviators, Ray-Bans, and Oakleys, step aside. For funky inspiration, let’s explore different types of funky eyewear that will get you excited about wearing glasses.
Funky Retro Round Glasses
By their very nature, funky eyeglasses are retro. They may be updated for modern times, but their vintage spirit lives on.
Round is the most retro you can get, as the first pair of glasses — way back in the 13th century — were round. Round glasses came back into style in a big way in the 1960s due to the influence of celebrities like John Lennon, and they’re still popular today.
They especially suit more angular face shapes as they balance out strong lines.
Funky Shapes Like Cat-Eye Frames
Hearts, stars, and funky fruit shapes aside, cat-eye glasses are perhaps one of the most interesting adult frame shapes around. With their upturned corners, they hark back to the 1920s but came to fame in the ‘50s and ‘60s, when Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn wore them on screen. They’re still beloved by celebrities today, from Scarlett Johansson to Rihanna.
Cat-eye frames flatter many different face shapes, so don’t be afraid to try a pair. For even more funk, go oversized for a celebrity-in-disguise look.
Sunglasses With Funky Colored Lenses
Sure, brown-tinted lenses go with anything — but is that what you’re going for in your sunglasses?
Stand out from the crowd by sporting a fun lens color that may or may not match your outfit. What’s important is, does it make you feel good?
How about one of these funky tinted styles?:
- The Ella in Blue Tortoise with Blue Reflective Lenses
- The Soto in Tortoise with Green Reflective Lenses
- The Casper with an Orange Reflective Sun Top
Eyeglasses With Funky Top Frames
Add a layer of funky style to your glasses with Pair Eyewear’s unique Top Frames. Top Frames are 2 millimeters thick so they weigh very little. They attach magnetically to your chosen Base Frame, completely changing your look in an instant.
- Try an animal print like The Striped or The Classic Cheetah
- Create the perception of a thick hipster frame with a solid color like The Black or The Navy
- Go two-toned with The Loki or The Wonder Woman
- Add some bling with The Electric Purple Sparkle or The Rose Gold Sparkle Sun Top
- Choose fun styles like The Confetti or The Black & White Splatter
Protect your Top Frame choices for the day with a Top Frame Case, which fits easily into your purse. You won’t even notice they’re there — but they’re on hand when you need them.
Funky Eyeglasses With Both Form and Function
Although some funky frames are purely fashion glasses with no prescription, many funky glasses are functional, too.
If your eye doctor has recommended prescription lenses, order your funky eyeglasses with single-vision or bifocal lenses — or their latest evolution, progressive lenses. And if you have presbyopia and are struggling to read anything close to you, funky reading glasses are the answer.
For even more functionality with your funk, try blue-light-blocking lenses to protect your sleep if you spend a lot of time online, especially at night. Or, if you move indoors and outdoors all day, opt for light-responsive lenses that darken in the sunlight and then lighten again when indoors.
Where to Get Your Funky Glasses
Whether you’re looking for non-prescription or prescription glasses, search online at Pair Eyewear. Our selection of full-rim glasses with funky frames includes retro round glasses as well as cat-eyes. And if you’re looking for sunglasses with fun-colored lenses, we’ve got you covered there, too. Best of all, our range of funky Top Frames can’t be beat.
Our funky eyeglass frames are made of tough cellulose acetate, while our lenses are made from scratch- and impact-resistant polycarbonate. They’ll last you a while, and all it takes is a switch of Top Frames to have a new look.
As a bonus, all Pair glasses come with an anti-reflective coating to reduce glare so you can see clearly no matter where you are.
The Pair Eyewear website guides you through choosing your Base Frame (use our Size Guide and Virtual Try-On feature to help). Then select your lens type, any add-ons, and your Top Frames. If you have a coupon, go ahead and enter it at checkout.
We accept HSA and FSA cards, and most companies that offer out-of-network vision insurance will reimburse you for Pair Eyewear prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses.
If you’re not completely satisfied with your purchase when it arrives at your door, our return policy allows you to exchange your glasses or return them for a refund within 30 days.
We’re pretty sure you’ll be happy, though — most everyone is.
Funky Eyeglasses Are Cool and Hot — All at the Same Time
Funky eyeglasses date back to the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ’80s and are named for the rhythmic dance music and accompanying fashion style known as funk. It was a time when freedom of expression and style reigned supreme, reflected in the fashion and eyewear of the era.
Choose from funky glasses like retro round frames, interesting shapes like cat-eye glasses, and colored lenses. Or add your own funk with your choice of versatile Top Frames. You can get it all online at Pair Eyewear, starting from just $60.
Find your funk at Pair Eyewear today. Who knew glasses could make you want to get up and dance?