Style Inspo: Statement Earrings

So big earrings are “back”!

I say “back” because one look at countries like Greece or the drag queen community will tell you they never left. But as of the most recent fashion month seasons, statement earrings are coming back into the mainstream in a big way: peep the funky plate-like disks adorning the earlobes of models at Creatures of the Wind’s SS17 show or Hellessy’s interlocking circular creations that may or may not be wide enough to wear as bracelets.

Of course I’ve been over here championing obnoxiously large earrings for the better part of five years like the quirky trailblazer that I am. I persevered through the comments made that my earrings looked like they were trying to escape back to the 80s. I put on a brave face every time someone enquired why I was wearing clip-on earrings when I have four different ear piercings. I stoically suffered in silence because I knew my time would come.

Actually I didn’t. I wore clip-ons because they were my grandma’s and I couldn’t be bothered to go buy new ones— who ever thinks about buying new earrings? They’re not shoes. No one goes “yeah I really need to go shopping, I’m in the market for some new hoops”— and was in fact quite the snarky piece of work anytime anyone brought it up. But that’s neither here nor there. For all intents and purposes, I forsaw this coming. I am the Nostradamus of fashion.

I love statement earrings because I think there’s nothing chicer than a super simple outfit dressed up with earrings. Necklaces are trying too hard, no one gives a shit about bracelets in the winter, and when’s the last time a ring made an outfit?

But big statement earrings take a jeans-and-tee outfit from meh to trendy. I’m here for little things like that making me feel fashionable with minimal effort.

Yes, I may lose my earlobes in the process, but what is life without a little risk? And more importantly, what is fashion without beautiful yet impractical pieces that may cause damage to your wellbeing? Do you think Lady Gaga wears 7 inch heels for her health?

All images taken from my Pinterest.

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12 Comments

  1. I used to love wearing big earrings! Maybe I’ll get into them again now!
    -Anna | http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

  2. When I (used to) wear jewelry I always wore big bold earrings! It’s always the way to go!

  3. Big earrings are so fun! One of my holes on my ear is super messed up so I can’t wear big earrings because I am scared it will rip. haha

  4. I love statement earrings they are so cute, I cant pull them off because I have super small ears lol! A girl can dream though.

  5. Confession: I don’t have my ears pierced! I’m like one of the only girls (if not the only) in my friend group who doesn’t wear earrings. I love these styles though. I wonder if I could pull some of the looks above off.
    Katie | http://www.millennialonthemove.com

  6. I was picturing chandelier statement earrings, these are STATEMENT statement earrings! So cute.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlifeblog.com

  7. lovelysilvia

    These are all so cute! I’m currently obsessed with statement earrings!

  8. I love statement earrings but can’t pull them off because my ears are so small!

  9. I used to wear clip ons too! But with my ears pierced haha they were just so much more fun some of the clip on earrings I could find as a kid!

  10. love the inspo you put together here! I’d much rather that heavy of an earring be a clip-on, tbh. x, nicole // http://www.nicoleeigh.com

  11. Love all of these! The fringe-y ones are my favorite!

    http://adoredbyalex.com

  12. You featured some gorgeous ones! I also love statement earrings. Today I went to check out the Sugarfix by Baublebar collection at Target- so many cute pieces!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

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