Trend Report: Statement Earrings

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When it comes to fashion, a certain Ms. Heidi Klum has been known to say, “One day you’re in, and the next day you’re out.” Actually, that was also something my mother used to tell me when I was in third grade and begged her to buy me a pair of platforms that were Spice-Girls-level obnoxious. She hoped that by the time those crazy platforms came back in style I would have outgrown the trend, and I think that almost 20 years later and at 5’9″, I can safely say that I’ve outgrown them in both the literal and figurative sense… but that doesn’t mean I still won’t pull up a good Spiceworld jam session in my car when nobody’s watching!

Lately, fashion has been ALL over the dainty earring trend — I even joined the ear party when I got myself a helix piercing! But now sartorial minimalism is starting to make way for everything done bigger, better and brighter… and yes, that means jewelry as well. Statement earrings are making a huge comeback this year and here’s 3 things you need to know to rock them loud and proud:

  1. ONE statement jewelry piece is all you need to frame your face – no need to match your ear candy with a statement necklace; let your earrings do the talking!
  2. Statement earrings always pair best with a chic up-do: Having a bad hair day or in a rush in the morning? Throw your hair up into a messy bun! Your earrings will help you look put together, with almost no effort at all.
  3. Dare to mix and match! Try wearing a statement earring on just one ear, and keeping things simple on the other. Boom, you’re automatic street style bait.

Shop some of my favorite statement earrings below, and FYI: there’s no better time than THIS WEEK to scour the ‘net for your next jewelry buy: Shopbop is running their Buy More, Save More sale through Saturday, so you definitely want to check these out!


Zaniah Earrings

Pictured above, these earrings have become my go-to pair for just about every occasion… I’m obsessed with them!

Vanessa Mooney


Falling on the minimal side of the spectrum… well, as minimal as you can get with statement earrings, consider these to be your gateway to the world to serious ear bling.

Elizabeth Cole

ELIZABETH COLE Cynthia Earrings

If you’re prone to more of an architectural aesthetic, these are definitely right up your alley. Try pairing these bold earrings with a soft sweater or smooth silk top — the contrast will be enough to make anyone look twice!


Grianne Earrings

I love the multiple colors that run through these — Dannijo makes some of my favorite jewelry! These ones would go great with Spring pastels, as well as your basic wardrobe blacks, whites and neutrals.


Cosmic Earrings

You guys probably now how obsessed I am with star-print anything by now, and these earrings are no exception. I love the mixed metals and different, layered textures that create a piece of jewelry that really pops!


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