One of the biggest accessory trends right now is statement earrings. They’ve swayed down the runways and red carpets, but now they’ve made it to the real world.

But rather than the glitzy chandeliers from seasons past, this time it’s all about modern structural designs, playful mismatched pairs and obnoxious shoulder-dusters. Here’s everything you need to know on how to wear these must-have statement earrings.  

Size matters

Size definitely matters this season – or at least it does when it comes to earrings. The runways have seen shoulder-dusters, door-knockers and everything in between. More is more, so have fun accessorising with big and bold earrings – and don’t be afraid to turn a few heads. Big sculptural shoulder grazers add an artsy and creative flair to an otherwise easy t-shirt outfit.

Keep things monochrome

Your earrings will shout louder if they’re paired with a simple outfit. Think monochromatic, understated, pared-back and let your earrings do all the talking. Make an all-black outfit pop with a super sculptural pair of gold earrings or something with a touch of sparkle. Or add a splash of colour to a white ensemble with a vibrant pair; turquoise jewellery against a white palette is a classic combination.

Up-dos are best

Forget about wearing your hair loose and having to deal with dreaded tangles. Up-dos are always best. So, embrace slicked-back hair and show your statement earrings in all their splendour. The modest low ponytail is our hairstyle of choice. Or, if you’re having a bad hair day just throw your hair up into a messy bun and the earrings will make you look put together, with almost no effort at all.

Mix and mismatch

Who says you have to wear two earrings that are exactly the same? Who says you even have to wear two? Mix things up with earrings that don’t match, or if you’re after maximum impact ditch one and rock the single earring look.

All day, every day

Don’t save statement earrings for occasional wear and evenings out. Upgrade a casual daytime look – think an off-the-shoulder top, jeans and flats – by adding a pair of bold and colourful statement earrings. Ultra chic.

Hold the necklace

Don’t clutter your look with all the accessories. If you’re wearing a seriously statement pair of earrings, hold off on adding a necklace, stacks of bracelets and a selection of cocktail rings. Keep all the attention on your earrings.

Have confidence

Confidence is key to this trend. Step out of your comfort zone and just have some fun!

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