Not much says summer quite as loudly as these outfit-making pairs.
One of the quickest ways to change the tone of your outfit is also one of the simplest to pack: earrings.
And I’m not just talking your everyday studs, but those big, shoulder-grazing works of ear art that swing when you walk or turn your head to say, “Thanks!” when someone inevitably shouts, “I love your earrings!”
Whether you want to dress up an outfit to take it from day to night or just distract a bit from a not-so-great hair day, the key is in your lobe décor. Much like a fresh blowout or the right red lip, large, dangling earrings hold the innate power to make their wearer feel glamorous.
Hair looking funky due to weird hotel water? Tie it up in a bun and drape your lobes in tasseled distraction. Feel like wearing a T-shirt and jeans out for cocktails? Pin on some face-framing chandeliers, and poof — instant appearance of effort. Every single piece of apparel in your suitcase is black? Stash a pair of carnival-colored hoops in your bag for a much-needed dose of fun.
Below are 17 picks to start your new collection of go-to accessories, and your new life as a statement earring devotee.