We all know that any ensemble you choose to wear is not complete without a good pair of earrings.
Just like with your clothes, every girl should have staples within each category of jewellery to draw upon when the need arises. Whether that be coffee with the girls, whilst on your morning beach walk, at work in the office or for date night.
But which types of earrings should you put on?
There are several things you will need to consider when buying earrings. But in this article, we will showcase 5 earring styles to elevate your everyday look.
Take note of these styles, and you’ll soon have a more complete and rounded jewellery collection.
A good pair of studs is something every girl should own.
When it comes to studs, you can’t beat classic diamond earrings and the key to finding one is to search for something versatile.
This means something you can comfortably wear in various situations throughout the day. Whether that be during Pilates, at uni, when out to dinner with friends or even whilst doing the housework! (You gotta stay glamorous at all times, right?)
When it comes to diamond earrings, it is worth viewing them as a ‘go-to’ style of earring. An all-rounder that you can use for any situation.
As they sit quite snugly at the top of the ear lobe without climbing up, looping back or dropping down, you don’t need to concern yourself with details like the carat weight or size. Regardless of which pair you choose, they will elevate your look, whatever you are wearing and should give you a little extra burst of confidence.
A good pair of diamond earrings will also last you for a very long time. So, if you start with a smaller pair and you later want to upgrade to something bigger, then you can always wear them in a second hole if you have one. Alternatively, you can put them on when you are wanting to create a more understated look.
If you look after them and hang on to them, you can even pass them on to your daughter or a niece as a family heirloom.
Hoops are another style of earring every woman should have in their collection.
As their name suggests, these types of earrings are shaped like hoops. They also loop from the back of your ear lobe to the front.
Typically, most of these styles of earrings are spherical, but they can come in other shapes like squares, ovals and triangles. They can also vary in size from small to huge!
The latter of which is a trend the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Hilary Duff and Reese Witherspoon have all been spotted rocking recently.
As a rule, smaller hoops create a more understated look, while the larger style makes more of a statement. To find the right size for you, it is worth trying out a few different ones. You need to strike that happy medium between something that feels substantial without dragging your earlobes down to your chin.
Once you have found the style you want, to fashion a more glamorous look, try and find a diamond version.
If you ever have babies, you might want to put your dangly earrings away for a while until they no longer try and grab them.
However, for all other times, they are perfect to call upon when you need something eye-catching. As their name implies, this style of earring is never completely still, unlike drop earrings. But as they are defined by their regular movement, they will get noticed.
For this reason, dangly earrings often have ornate and intricate designs. Generally, most pieces tend to be quite long. Which gives you a nice alternative look to what studs or small hoops can offer.
Usually, these types of earrings incorporate tassels, chains or even gems into their design. They tend to hang well past the bottom of your earlobe and often even touch your shoulder or collarbone. Those styles are often referred to as ‘shoulder dusters’.
Teardrop is another type of earring style that really gets you noticed.
Normally fixed with a wire hook or push-back closure on your lobe, this style is so-called as it resembles the shape of a tear or pear. Another dangly style of earring – although some fixed designs are available – they are usually medium in size.
They are generally recognised as having a noteworthy association with the concepts of romance and tears of joy. For this reason, several types of engagement rings adorn this style of cut.
Just like stud earrings, they have a rather elegant and timeless appeal. They are also very versatile and are appropriate for many different occasions and scenarios.
Threader is a relatively new kid on the block when it comes to earring styles.
Adorning a contemporary and rather ‘less is more’ style, they take the form of a slim silhouette that threads through your pierced ear and hangs on either side of your earlobe.
Moving as you move, this dangly jewellery often features geometric shapes, metallic bars or bright gemstones that hang on the front.
Flexible in design, they all are available as a fixed, non-chain or non-dangly version. All of these serve the twin purpose of safety and style and can be worn concurrently in two-lobe piercings.
Women have been wearing earrings since at least 2500 BC, so as a fashion statement it has well and truly lasted the test of time.
At the end of the day, variety is the spice of life. So when it comes to building up your jewellery collection, it is worth investing in the five different styles of earrings outlined above.
Each of these styles offers something different when it comes to enhancing the overall look of what you are wearing. The key is to find good quality earrings that are protean and flexible.
If you can build up a collection of these, it actually would not matter what you were wearing. Between them, they would elevate all your looks!