Add a bit of whimsy to your daily uniform by embracing a pair of statement earrings! Choose from simple styles to bold designs you’ll love.
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Are you a little bored with your jewelry collection?
Sometimes I get so focused on bigger items like bags or shoes, that I overlook accessories that can make my wardrobe feel fresh. After all of the events in 2020, it’s difficult to imagine really needing new clothes. Trying to justify purchasing new items for a social life that seems nonexistent feels pointless compared to previous years.
Add a Little Shine to Your Polish
Jewelry feels a little different than other items in our closets, more intimate even. Often gifted by partners or family, there’s something inherently loving about jewelry. Acting as an embellishment to your natural beauty, new earrings or a necklace can make us feel like our best selves, even if we’re struggling.
Lately, larger earring styles seem to be taking over my Instagram feeds. I’ve really enjoyed seeing how they can add a little flair to otherwise uninspired looks.
Statement earrings are an easy and fun way to add some understated glamour to everyday outfits, from Zoom meetings to the grocery store.
My favorite styles from this post:
Experimenting with your style in fun ways that don’t compromise your confidence will keep you excited to get dressed every day. I’ve listed below a few tips for shopping these bold pieces based on your current tastes.
4 Reasons to Try Statement Earrings + How to Start Shopping
YOUR COMFORT ZONE, OVERSIZED
If you’re uncertain about where to start, or what might look good on you, start in your own jewelry collection. Take note of what types of earrings pop up most often. Stay within your favorite jewelry tone (I’m an autumn so I love gold) and style.
Look at the colors in your closet that you are most drawn to, and use those for inspiration. Jot down whether you see a lot of rhinestones and diamonds, hoops, or drop earrings in your own jewelry box. Think back to what jewelry made you feel confident in the past, or garnered a lot of compliments (that you also agreed with.)
Also keep in mind styles that you haven’t loved in the past. For me, heavy earrings are a pain I don’t want to endure so I make sure to stay away from them. Read reviews, both good and bad, and be mindful of your personal preferences. It’s easy to get swept up in the hype of a certain piece or style, but while you can love it on others, it may not work for you.
DRESS IT UP
Statement earrings allow you to add some flair to a casual style everyday. You can keep it simple with your typical uniform, and add a little gold ornamentation to frame your face. Whether you’re strictly a t-shirt and jeans kind of person, or like to mix it up, statement earrings go with just about anything.
TAKE YOUR ZOOM CALLS TO NEW HEIGHTS
When I had an office job, getting dressed for work was one of the best parts of my day. Now, many of us are working from home via Zoom. While the burden of having a whole polished look together is pretty much off, it still feels good to be put together, if only for your benefit.
Statement earrings present a fun pop of interest to an otherwise dull event. While your look may say more business on the top, Netflix on the bottom, statement earrings can easily make your business into a party.
A SUBTLE NOD TO POPULAR TRENDS
With each new year and season, it can feel as if you’re being inundated with flashy new things to buy. Often, these items will likely be old news in a couple of months. If you’re the kind of person that likes your money to go farther, you can opt for accessories that are kind to your wallet and your style. Depending on the materials, statement earrings can be an inexpensive way to refresh a wardrobe that – let’s be honest – no one else is really seeing these days, anyway.
Save your money and still have fun with statement earrings that will distract all of your coworkers (in a good way) and make you feel like a million bucks.
Some Fun Statement Earrings to Shop
Below I’ve listed some statement earrings that have caught my eye, and I wanted to share some of my favorite styles.
Sweater: Forever 21 (similar, similar) | Skirt: Urban Outfitters | Bag: Amazon (similar) | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Bracelet: Anthropologie | Earrings: Amazon | Necklace: Urban Outfitters | Sneakers: Reebok | Socks: similar
My top 5 styles from this post:
- Dark Green Teardrop Earrings
- Square Drop Earrings
- Whimsical Floral Drop Earrings
- Pearl Hoops
- Pearl Drop Earrings
Picking out a new pair of statement earrings is pretty simple when you consider your own style and preferences. Use them to highlight your natural beauty and add a little spice to your outfit on your next Zoom call. Whatever your drive, they are a fun accessory with a lot of options to play around with this year.
What statement earring styles have caught your eye lately?