Earrings are the most popular and worn accessory among my female friends, family and clientele. Almost all of them wear some form of earring, either daily or on special occasions. From small studs and hoops, to statement looks, asymmetrical looks, dangly styles, clip-ons, crawlers and multiple piercings in one ear.
Those with big hair tend to wear big earrings so that they don’t get lost in the locks. Some wear pearl, diamond or metal studs and leave it at that. Some wear big fun earrings with every outfit. Some wear big fun earrings and specs with every outfit. Others have made large hoops a signature look. Some wear an assortment of sizes during the day, and others switch to dangly styles at night. These women LOVE their earrings, and most feel naked and undressed without them.
There are no earring wearing guidelines at all these days. Combine earrings with other jewellery pieces. Wear statement earrings with a statement necklace and eyewear. Wear matchy-matchy sets and mismatched sets. It’s all good as long as you like the combination, feel that it’s appropriate for the setting, and the earrings are comfortable.
I had my ears pierced when I was six years old. I wore small gold, pearl, and horseshoe studs forever to school as a child, and fab big white plastic earrings as a teen in the ‘80s. I wore gold hoops from time to time too. In the late ‘80s I had a second hole pierced, and at university I sported two small studs in each ear. In the early ’90s I lost interest in earrings. I wore earrings for the last time on our wedding day in 1996.
I have a small head, dramatic hair, big eyes, and wear statement specs. I wear a short chunky white pearl necklace most of the time. And I wear a lot of bold colour and pattern. Adding earrings to the mix — no matter how small — feels to me like too much going on. Twenty three years later and naked ears are signature to my style. You can hardly see the pierced holes in my ears so I don’t feel unpolished leaving them empty.
Talk to me about your earring style!