Just a few years ago, I wrote a piece on how stud earrings, and going without earrings, was a definite trend and large, statement earrings were out. Today, I’m saying the statement earring is not just back a little bit, it’s back in a huge way … with huge earrings. In all fairness, they’ve been back for a couple of years, but they are definitely mainstream now, in case you’ve missed it.
Several years ago, I pointed out ads and fashion spreads showcasing trends that were earring-free. I also pointed out that one of the most popular fashion bloggers in America, Blair Edie of Atlantic-Pacific, never wore earrings. Well, while she still often is photographed sans earrings, she also now wears them quite frequently … but only if they make a big, eye-catching statement. We’re not talking studs here.
At church a couple of weeks ago, I saw a gal in the communion line wearing enormous brown feather earrings. Yep, earrings that would just a few years ago have been considered costume-like are head-turners today, even at 8 a.m. Sunday services.
Here are a few more examples of large earrings making a huge impact on the fashion world today:
Off the runway and in the real world, the easiest way to wear big, statement earrings is to have them be the hero of your outfit. If you add too many “look at me” items, it can be too much. Let those babies shine!
Here are six options for large, statement earrings — all made by Southern designers:
And, if you are lucky enough to have some vintage statement earrings in your jewelry box, this is the season to get them out!
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