Holiday parties!! And then New Year’s Day just around the corner. What to wear, what to wear? The biggest trend that will make the most impact at any party this season is statement earrings. And that’s an understatement! Big, bright, dangling beauties update any look, so save on the duds and splurge on the accessories. Jazz up your jammies and head on out!
Play Up an Oxford
For office parties and more casual affairs, you can still rock the look and keep it low-key. Wear statement earrings that are fun and playful, but go more mellow on color. Stick to fabrics and stay away from rhinestones. As always, your jewelry should never detract from your face. Distractions are never really welcome at work, but thinking outside the box is.
Statement Earrings Hide Winter Hair
How does your hair look in the winter? Mine goes crazy and I’m constantly fantasizing about crops and shaved heads. I keep round-brushing it and flat-ironing it because I just don’t look like I’ve put the effort into my appearance otherwise. I don’t wear lipstick, so statement earrings are officially saving the day! Find bright earrings with big gemstones that you can easily wear into next Spring.
Pom Poms + Tassles
Okay, back to the fun stuff. The biggest trend in statement earrings right now involves pom poms or tassels. (Or both!) Check out our write-up on bandanas and find a way to incorporate a great earpiece into the look. It’s all about finding fun ways to tie up your hair and then filling that empty neck space. Pom poms and tassles work great because they are not heavy and won’t pull your ears. I always freak out about having stretched out lobes. Plus, heavy earrings can get painful after awhile, so win-win.
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Gold hoops and discs are back in a big way. They are a super easy way to add instant pizzazz to your jeans and tee. One thing I love about Paris girls is they always remember to incorporate those feminine little details. A statement earring, or a jeweled hair pin shows a little extra effort that goes a long way. I actually need to be better at doing that.
For that rocking 80’s look, go big on color! Enamel finishes and gold touches are perfection. Shapes in big sizes look so fun and pretty. Earrings like this take me back to my clip-on days! In fact, enamel clip-ons are super easy to find in vintage stores still. Vintage finds in this category are primo.
If you’re looking for the best way to dazzle on New Year’s Eve, please go for statement earrings with rhinestones. Fake gems and costume jewelry are perfect for partying. They sparkle and shine to your heart’s content and if you lose one, NBD. In fact, I should mention here, that it is also perfectly acceptable (and cool) to wear just one dangling earring or mix-and-match. Total glam. Speaking of glam, we did a cover on multicolored fur coats this season that you should check out if you want to complete the look. Maybe mismatch your ear baubles on purpose. What?
I’m #1, So Why Try Harder
If you like the idea of flashing back to the 80’s or wearing just one statement earring, try a shoulder duster or two. Long chains, beads, and ombre paint jobs look super pretty and feminine. They aren’t so in-your-face, but still have an impact. If you’ve got more than one hole, combining hoops with shoulder dusters works just fine. Hoop styles work well on their own or paired with a stud, a la Janet (Miss Jackson if you’re nasty).
What’s Your Poison?
There’s got to be at least one style of these gorgeous statement earrings that you can rock in the next few weeks. Check out these Papa bear, Mama bear, Baby bear styles I’ve found below. They work for any occasion, big or small – just keep your outfit casual or dressy to up play or down play the look. And yes, I did you a favor and found you those Papa bears as clip-ons.
Make a Statement!
The holidays are when we see the most people and want to look our best. Dare to sparkle and shine and have a lot of fun doing it. Spreading your own joy lights up other people’s days as well. Remember, you’re never fully dressed without a smile or a statement earring 🙂