The Perfect Accessory: Earrings

As with purses and shoes, earrings are a great accessory to wear no matter where you are going or what you are doing. It can add just the right something to an outfit and tie the whole thing together. However, they don’t necessary have to match perfectly with what you are wearing, but most people do try to pair the two together. Overall, earrings are fun to shop for and work with, and they really dress your ears up! There are so many different kinds now, you could wear a different pair every day, or even have a pair for each outfit you own; the possibilities are endless.

In today’s fashion world, earrings just like clothes, other jewelry and everything else is evolving and changing. They are no longer your typical, standard silver or gold plain styled earrings. There are so many different patterns, shapes, sizes, and colors, why wouldn’t you want to take advantage of them.

The best known and smallest earrings around are posts, which are great to wear if you want a simple or causal look yet still want to look chic or stylish; they could even work if you were going out and they were a bit dressier or had extra something to them to make them stand out.

You can also wear hoop earrings or ones that dangle and they usually work best if you are going for a classier, fancier look; however, not all look nice or are cute to wear. Some of them are just obnoxiously large or have too much going on, whether it is a print, diamonds/bling, etc, and there are even some that dangle down to your shoulder! In my opinion, that just doesn’t look good, and there is such a thing as too much accessorizing. If you see these styles, just be careful if you wear them; for one, you could end up getting caught in your shirt or hair. I’m not saying there is anything wrong with hoop earrings or ones that dangle, I own a few pairs myself. However, I am saying that I’m not a fan of those that just look gaudy or unfashionable. They usually don’t flatter anyone, and you don’t want them to take away from your outfit. Earrings should compliment your clothes, not overwhelm or overshadow them.

Recently, there’s been a new trend in earrings: gauges. They are absolutely huge and stretch your ear lobe out. Personally, they’re not my style, but to each his own. Some of them are cute or aren’t too big, but I would never wear them. Tons of people wear them and make them look good, but most of the time they just look awkward or painful there. However, if you’re into them, go for it and express yourself. That style is very popular among people today, and you’re only young once.

Whether they’re square, triangular, stars, hearts, etc or they’re animal print, striped, have glitter or anything creative along those lines, earrings are a must have. Even if you don’t have your ears pierced, they have clip-ons, so everyone and anyone can wear them! Since there are so many kinds of earrings, it’s easy to match your individual style. They are the perfect accessory for any occasion, and make your ears a knockout.

Written by: Nicolette P.

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